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  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


A co-director in the first years of the Belfast artist-run organisation Catalyst Arts, Dougal McKenzie went on to become a Lecturer in Painting at Limerick School of Art and Design from 1997 to 2003. He returned to work in Belfast as a member of Queen Street Studios from 2004, and in 2005 was a recipient of an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Award. In 2007 he curated The Double Image, one of the Golden Thread Gallery’s series of Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art exhibitions. He was Chair of the board at Queen Street Studios/ QSS at Bedford Street from 2011 to 2014, helping in the organisation’s transition to new premises during this time. He continued to be a studio member at QSS Bedford Street, before moving to Orchid/ FlaxArt Studios in 2016. He joined Paragon Studios in Belfast in 2018. He exhibits nationally and internationally; most notably a prize winner at the Liverpool John Moores Contemporary Painting Exhibition in 2004, the John Moores Retrospective in Seongnam, South Korea in 2010, and an exhibitor again at the John Moores 2012 Prize. In 2014 he was one of two Northern Irish artists selected for the inaugural MAC International exhibition at the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast, where he also held a major solo exhibition entitled A Dream and an Argument in 2017. He has been an external examiner to the BA Fine Art course at Sligo Institute of Technology, and is currently a co-director of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Belfast School of Art. He is also currently a programming committee member at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, and since November 2018 a Board member at PS2 Gallery and Studios in Belfast.  His research interests revolve around the relationships of contemporary painting practice to subjects of narrative theory, historiography and the image.


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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 5 Exhibition
  • 2 Artefact
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper

Belfast-Type Pictures

McKenzie, D., 25 Feb 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
Visual Narrative
Language Perception

Bonnard in January

McKenzie, D., 26 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Pierre Bonnard
Short Story

A Dream and an Argument

McKenzie, D., 30 Jun 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
Sir Walter Scott

'Step Away From The Screen Please (Or, The Painting Student On The Road To Tarascon)'

McKenzie, D., 1 Oct 2016, Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?. 92 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Peter Doig


MAC International 2014 - Shortlisted Artist

Dougal Mc Kenzie (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Intellect (Publisher)

Dougal McKenzie (Reviewer)
Mar 2019May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Peripheral Vision- Responding to the Work of Pierre Bonnard

Louise Wallace (Chair), Dougal McKenzie (Participant), Diana Copperwhite (Participant)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...