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Jain McKay

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RBSA Members and Associates 2017 

14 Nov 17

I will have just one work in this show, but it should be a show worth seeing, the best of RBSA’s Members and Associates.

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The Three wise monkeys 

28 Sep 17

The Three wise monkeys and why I find them Fascinating.

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How to be feminine in an AI Universe 

23 Sep 17

Artificial intelligence will come to sentient thought just as gender role models disintegrate.

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Channeling The Old Masters 

14 Sep 17

Channeling The Old Masters My aim when looking at Old masters was to become a better painter by looking at the finest examples of painting ever to be seen.

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Worcester Open Studios 

24 Aug 17

Before I left Worcester I signed up for the Open Studios along with Emma Trimble, we decided to show our work at Worcester Arts Partnership.

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Metropolis @ RBSA 

24 Aug 17

Metropolis Mixed Drypoint Plates Oldbury Canal Drypoint and mono print.

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Channeling The Old Masters 

24 May 17

Jain McKay RBSA Channeling The Old Masters My aim when starting to work on this show was to be inspired by good painting but to make it contemporary and relevant in todays art world.

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RBSA Prize Exhibition 

9 May 17

This month I was nominated a full member of RBSA and I have two works in the Prize exhibition.

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RBSA Open 

4 Apr 17

The RBSA Open all Media 2017 On now — 08 April 2017 I have Fabrication Man in the show, and what a good show it is.

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Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art 

27 Feb 17

RBSA 02 March — 11 March 2017 I have two works in this show to advertise my Expressive Portrait Painting course That will be running at RBSA in August.

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How to get your work selected for an Open Exhibition 

20 Feb 17

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be selecting for Open All Media at RBSA, it was my fist time and I was on a panel with 4 very experienced artists.

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StArt 2017 at RBSA on until the 11th February 

29 Jan 17

I am also in this exhibition at RBSA which has a couple of weeks left to run.

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Made in Oldbury 

29 Jan 17

I’ll be live drawing at this event.

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Bad Princess 

16 Jan 17

It will be Saturday the 18th, new revised poster coming soon.

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Reflecting Bantock 

16 Dec 16

I apologise for the quality of the photos but I hope they will tweet your interest enough for you to pop into Bantock House and see the work for real.

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RBSA Print Prize Exhibition 

17 Oct 16

These are the two works I have in the RBSA Print Prize.

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SEX Subverting the Male Gaze 

13 Oct 16

The Male Gaze, a term coined to describe the domination of painting by men using the guise of the academy to fill rooms with naked women.

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16 Jun 16

Secrets (Hanna Mary) 2016…

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Stuart and the Snake 

30 May 16

I’ve been working on this large print in a few different versions.

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15 Apr 16

Fabrication Along with artists Brendan Jackson and Alicja Rogalska I will be working on an Arts Council funded project to work with the archives of the major manufacturing companies of the Black Country.

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RBSA Candidates’ exhibition 2016 

15 Apr 16

I am currently in the Candidates’ exhibition 2016 at RBSA in Birmingham.

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Application for Associate at RBSA 

4 Apr 16

For my application to RBSA I have chosen two children, two from The Boy Who Cried Wolf and two from Lying Portraits.

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New Work finished March 2016 

23 Mar 16

My two new works mix printmaking with oil painting.

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Illusion Contemporary Art Fair 

10 Dec 15

My work will be on show, please come and have a look.

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4 Dec 15

Yesterday, the 3rd December 2015 was a black day.

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BP Portrait Award 2016 

23 Nov 15

The National Portrait Gallery are currently accepting entries for the BP Portrait Award 2016 .

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New work November 2015 

21 Nov 15

This work was started the day before the Paris bombings, the ink drawings were taken from Goya’s Disasters of War, then the images of modern War and Horror started appearing for real, on the TV on my Facebook feed, Images of Paris, Syria, Palestine…

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Diary of an average Artist 

13 Nov 15

My Art works are being featured in an Online fictional Book called Diary of an Average Artist.

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Charlie and the Bird 

12 Oct 15

My residency at Wolverhampton University is now over, but I just managed to finish this print on my last day.

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Artrix Exhibition 

17 Sep 15

On now until the 28th Sepember 2015 http://www.

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RBSA portrait prize 

24 Jul 15

I have a piece of work in the RBSA portrait prize exhibition which will be on until the 22nd August.

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Highly Commended at RBSA 

23 Jun 15

On the 18th June 2015 I was Highly Commended at RBSA, for my work Skater Boy, this is the first time I have received such an award so I was really pleased.

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Berlin Residency 

16 Jun 15

From May 10th until the 20th 2015 I was set up in a small studio in Prinzelauerburg a beautiful suburb of Berlin.

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Children of the revolution 

15 Feb 15

Currently Artist in Residence at Wolverhampton University, the work coming out is a symbolic look at the state of the human race, children represent our stage in development.

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Draw for your supper 

23 Dec 14

Draw for your supper is an idea that came to me when thinking about how to make a living as an artist.

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Life is A Gallerie Du Grotesque 

13 Oct 14

The first 3 new pieces for the exhibition are ready.

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27 Dec 13

If you would like to get a sneaky look behind the scenes bot when I am working and when I am not then feel free to follow me on Instagram.

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Working on for Lying Portraits 

8 Oct 13

Lying Portraits .

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New work for the boy Who Cried Wolf 

13 Sep 13

New image ideas for the Boy Who Cried Wolf, The exhibition will be at the Birdhouse Gallery, Totnes, in 2015.

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20:20 Print Exchange 

11 Sep 13

Here are my 25 Prints for the 20:20 Print Exchange, They are the beginning of a new body of work called “Lying Portraits” Which will be a set of prints depicting portraits of people while they are telling lies.

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Latest Prints 

19 Jun 13

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Dog God 

8 Jun 13

My latest publication, God Dog is now available on issue.

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Karma Times 2 

8 Jun 13

Karma Times 2 is now available online, we will be putting the hard copies together next Saturday the 15th June 2013, so if you want a nice glossy one come along to the village Hub in Caldmore between 1.30 and 3.

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Currently Working on 

6 Jun 13

I’m currently working on a project called ‘ The Boy who Cried Wolf’ It will be an exhibition of new work that looks at the phenomena of lying.

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Karma Times 

5 Apr 13

As part of my residency in Caldmore I have been working with Caldmore Artists Collective to produce a publication called the Karma Times.

Buy My Work 

4 Feb 13

You can buy my original art work by contacting me on 07772 676789.


22 Jan 13

I now have 2 books which you can purchase online.

A crisis of faith in images 

18 Jan 13

The internet is so full of images of art.

6 weeks in India 

11 Nov 12

I shall be leaving today (11th November) to spend six weeks in India, I shall be making new work in McLeod Ganj.


30 Oct 12

I’ working on a set of images called scars These are the first proof prints, not perfect yet but getting there.

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