Exhibitions; Awards / Commissions; Collections

Artwork images: water levels


The environmental aerial artwork imagery of Patricia + Angus Macdonald has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, either in the form of solo shows, or as invited contributions to group shows. It has been extensively purchased or commissioned by public and private clients for display in a range of internal environments from museums / galleries to hospitals and government buildings to private houses and offices.

Artworks are for sale, and may be produced in a range of sizessingle images, and the components of diptychs / triptychs, from 40 x 60 cm to 66 x 100 cm, and large composite works up to wall-sized pieces – and in a range of archival print media (details and prices on application).

Please see the lists below for details: 
Selected Exhibitions; Art / Photography Awards / Commissions; and Collections.
 Portfolios pages for examples of images.


Selected Exhibitions:

Solo and dual (two-person) shows include:

2009/11: ‘Changing Environments’ project: ‘Edge: Hebrides’ & ‘Wood: New Leaf’ (commissioned by National Galleries of Scotland/Scottish Government/Highland Council. First shown in Scotland House and in the European Parliament, Brussels; tour in Scotland & elsewhere in Europe

2001/3: ‘Air works’ and ‘Once in Europa’, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (during Edinburgh International Festival); BCA (Boukamel Contemporary Art), London; MAC (Midland Arts Centre), Birmingham

2000: ‘Recent aerial works’, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

1999: (Dual) ‘Observations: Aerial photography by Patricia Macdonald and Marilyn Bridges’, Museet for Fotokunst, Ødense and Möstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999: (Dual) ‘Patricia Macdonald & Susan Derges’, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

1996: ‘Views of Gaia III’, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, Western Isles

1995: ‘Environments’, The Scottish Executive headquarters, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh

1993-94: ‘Views of Gaia II’, British Council/Ministry of Culture, P R China, Beijing; Royal Palace Exhibition Hall, Beijing & China tour, ‘Salt.Sand: Edge of Ocean, Edge of Dryness’, Fotofeis/New Arts, Glasgow Art Gallery

1992: ‘Views of Gaia I’, British Council (for UK Presidency of EC), Charlemagne Building, Brussels

1991: ‘Kunst Europa: 63 deutsche Kunstvereine zeigen Kunst aus 20 Landern’, AdKV, Germany/ British Council, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Baden (with Julian Opie)

1990: ‘Order & Chaos: Views of Gaia’, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh & UK tour

1989: ‘Shadow of Heaven’, Photographers’ Gallery, London & UK tour                

Group shows include:

2018-19: ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles:Transportation Photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland’, National Galleries of Scotland: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2018-19: ‘In Focus: Scottish Photography’, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

2018: ’10 from the North/10 bho Tuath, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Lewis, Western Isles

2017: ‘Postcards from the Anthropocene’, University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art

2016-17: ‘After the Storm’, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

2016-17: ‘The View from Here: Landscape Photography from the National Galleries of Scotland’, National Galleries of Scotland: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2015 – : ‘Drawing the natural world into the hospital’, part of ‘Working Well: People and Space’, New South Glasgow Hospitals Beacon Project

2015: ‘Ripples on the Pond’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

2014: ‘A Silvered Light: Scottish Art Photography from the City’s Collection’, McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee

2012: ‘Looking back at Earth: Contemporary Environmental Photography from the Hood Museum of Art’s Collection’, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

2012/14: ‘The Art of Golf’, High Museum of Art, Altanta, USA/National Galleries of Scotland & USA tour

2012: ‘Flight and the Artistic Imagination’, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

2012: ‘Art through a Lens’, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

2008: ’25 Years of Photography’, National Galleries of Scotland: Scottish National Portrait Gallery

2007: ‘An ever-fixed mark’, University of St Andrews

2006/7: ‘Fonn ’s Duthchas/Land & Legacy’, National Museums of Scotland/YHC 2007; Scotland tour

2006: ‘Human/Nature’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

2004: ‘Ingleby Gallery at London Art Photography Fair’, London

2004: ‘Northern Light’, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh

2003/4: ‘Ebb’, Sabhail Mor Ostaig and An Tuireann Arts Centre, Skye & Northern Ireland tour

2003: ‘Demarco Gallery/Festival of the Sea’, Leith

2002: ‘Four photographers’, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

2001: ‘DIN Art 4’, Museen für Kommunikation, Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg

2001: ‘The Fine Art of Photography’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

2001: ‘Narcissus: the self-portrait in the twentieth century’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

2001: ‘Ingleby Gallery at Art2001’, London

2000: ‘Views from above’, National Museums of Scotland/Millennium Festival of Flight

2000: ‘Expressions’, Aberdeen Art Gallery; McManus Galleries; Dundee Contemporary Arts

1995: ‘Light from the Dark Room: A Celebration of Scottish Photography’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (images from collection & major new work commission)

1995: ‘Volcano’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

1995: ‘Heartlands’: (Edinburgh International Festival exhibition), Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh

1994: ‘Shifting Boundaries’, Signals Festival, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews

1994: ‘Visions of the Ottoman Empire’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

1994: ‘One Little Room … an Everywhere: a Photographer’s Choice’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (exhibition selected by David Williams)

1993: ‘Portfolio Selection ’93: Scottish Contemporary Photographic Art’, Portfolio, Edinburgh

1993: ‘Exposure: Photographs from the Scottish Arts Council Collection’, CCA, Glasgow

1993:‘Art in the Airport: Terminal Two Project’, Manchester International Airport, Manchester

1993:‘Scotland Observed’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

1992: ‘Dear Green Place: Question of Equilibrium’: UK Exhibit, 18th Triennale di Milano, Milan

1992: ‘Recent acquisitions in Photography: the 20th Century’, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

1992: ‘National Galleries of Scotland exhibit: SIME Fair’, Grand Palais, Paris

1992: ‘Scottish Portfolios’, West Texas Photography Group, Abilene, USA;

Texas Commission on the Arts USA tour

1991: ‘Regeneration 3’: Sheffield Project, Untitled Gallery, Sheffield

1991: ‘Thessaloniki Photography Festival’, Thessaloniki

1991: ‘Contemporary Art for Kelvingrove’, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries

1988 : ‘Open Land’, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh; tour

1987: ‘New Light’, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Art / Photography Awards / Commissions include:

2016: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: for exhibition ‘After the Storm’ (including essay and images for associated eponymous publication, edited by Ian Edwards, RBGE, 2017)

2014-15: New South Glasgow Hospitals: Beacon project, Glasgow

2011: National Galleries of Scotland/High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA: for exhibition ‘The Art of Golf’: ‘Bunkered terrain: Scottish golf landscapes’

2009: National Galleries of Scotland/Scottish Government/Highland Council for ‘Green Week’, Brussels and the European Parliament, & tour

2006/7: National Museums of Scotland

2003: Shortlisted (3 finalists) for MetOffice major commission for new Headquarters, Exeter

2002/6: Blair Atholl, Perthshire

2002/3: National Galleries of Scotland

2002: Mount Stuart Trust, Isle of Bute/Kate Whiteford (catalogue)

2000/1: Ardtornish, Morven

2000: National Museums of Scotland;

2000: Royal Fine Art Commission

1998/9: South Ayrshire Council

1997/8: Stirling Council/Thistle Centre

1994/5: National Galleries of Scotland

1995/6: Northern Arts/Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland;

1993: Manchester International Airport (Terminal II project)

1993: Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums/Fotofeis

1992: Triennale di Milano (UK Exhibit)

1990/1: Jellicoe Award: Landscape Design Trust/Northern Arts

1991: Sheffield Project (‘Regeneration 3’), Untitled Gallery, Sheffield

1989: Photographers’ Trust Fund Major Bursary (Photographers’ Gallery, London)

1985/6: National Museums of Scotland

Collections (public & private worldwide):
Public / corporate collections include: 
(* indicates substantial holdings or major large composite artworks)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh **

National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh

The Scottish Government, Edinburgh

Museet for Fotokunst, Ødense, Denmark

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Glasgow Art Galleries & Museums, Glasgow * 

McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee 

Boswell Art Collection: University of St Andrews

China Photographers Association, Beijing, China *

Navigator Foundation, USA *

Turcan Connell *


Deutsche Bank  

Standard Life *