Hamish McLain


Location: London
Website: www.hamishmclain.com

Exploring the intersection between drawing and painting, Hamish's practice investigates how a graphical sensibility can interact within the world of abstraction. An expressive release is vital, capturing a sense of life and energy between marks and shapes. Stenciling, tracing and printing techniques are recent additions to his working processes, experimenting with new ways to create marks and approach the creation of a final image.

Hamish McLain received his BA (Hons) Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in 2005, and was the recipient of the Norman Moores Fellowship for Drawing in Painting 2006. Between 2007 and 2010 he was Chairman and co-Director of The Royal Standard Studios and Gallery in Liverpool. He has recently graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a Distinction in MA Fine Art.



Chelsea MA Degree Show – Chelsea college of Art, London (Group)
Honeymoon – Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art, (Group Show with RCA)
MA Interim show - Chelsea College of Art, London (Group)
To Boldly Go – Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London (Group)
Chelsea Salon - South London Gallery (Group)


Crash Open 2012 – Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (Group)
Cave Art Fair – Liverpool (Group)
Up and Ready - Bohemia Space, Liverpool (Solo)
Lead Sheeting – DBH Business Centre, Liverpool (Two person residency)
Favela - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Group)


Love in – Supercollider, Blackpool (Group)
Space Exchange – Aid & Abet, Cambridge (Group)


No Soul for Sale - Tate Modern, London (Group)
Thinking Outside the Box - The Bluecoat, Liverpool (Group)

Cut to the Chase - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Solo)
Pretty Deep - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Curated)
Fear & Optimism - Workstation, Sheffield (Group


Navigator - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Curated)

Residencies and Awards

Open-Here: Art Lab Residency - Villa Waldbertda, Munich 2007
Norman Moores Fellowship in Drawing and Painting - Liverpool School of Art and Design - 2005/07