Eòghann MacColl


Eòghann Mac Colla


My practice, like everything, has been impacted significantly by Covid-19. It has however stayed true to how we relate to our place and locality within that context. Making work to respond to place and situation has been the raison d'être for these shifting times. I have been researching location, looking at my immediate surroundings through that lens. This necessity has been enlightening. Mapping place in drawing, via the senses and observation. Repeatedly revisiting the same places at different times of the day and the night, as well as now with time and the continued Pandemic, into the seasons. Mapping both my personal relationship with my own corner of the world in a specific and detailed manner but it is also capturing the timbre and moment in history in a more universal sense. This relationship between the local and the global all at the same time. 


2021195th Royal Scottish Academy Annual | Edinburgh
2020Awarded a VACMA Award | to enable research of new work
2020#Elsewhere | Micro Commission with the Stove Network | Dumfries
2020#Homegrown online | Micro-Commission with the Stove Network | Dumfries
2020MA Module Art & Archaeology | Distance Learning | UHI Orkney
2019Awarded a VACMA Award | Residency at Sweeney's Bothy | Isle of Eigg
2019Name + Space = Place | Pop up exhibition | Bread Art Lab | Ayr
2019Awarded the 'Made in Paisley' Award | Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
2012Awarded National Theatre of Scotland Cove Park Creative Development Residency |
2012Awarded Fellowship |Ballinglen Arts Foundation | County Mayo | Ireland
2011Awarded Fellowship | Ballinglen Arts Foundation | County Mayo | Ireland
2008Awarded Neach Ealain Lèirsinneach | Visual Artist in Residence | UHI | Isle of Skye
2008Shortlist | Sovereign European Art Prize
2007Shortlist | Aspect Art Prize
2005Awarded Alastair Salvesen Travel Scholarship | Royal Scottish Academy
2004Awarded Fellowship | Ballinglen Arts Foundation | Ballycastle | County Mayo | Ireland
1996Awarded Residency at Centre d'Art i Natura | Farrera de Pallers Catalonia
1994Master in European Fine Art Winchester School of Art England
19921st Class FA Degree Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee



University of Strathclyde | Glasgow

Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh

Art in Healthcare | Scotland

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation | Ballycastle | County Mayo | Republic of Ireland

Centre D'art i Natura | Farrera de Pallers | Catalonia

University of Dundee | Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design | Dundee

East Ayrshire Council | Kilmarnock


Exhibition History

2021195th Royal Scottish Academy Annual |Edinburgh
2020Elsewhere | The Stove Network | Dumfries
20202020 | Roger Billcliffe Gallery | Glasgow
2019Space + Name = Place pop up solo show | Bread | Ayr
2019Paisley Art Institute Annual | Piazza
2018Postcards | Roger Billcliffe Gallery | Glasgow
2018Royal Scottish Academy Annual | Edinburgh
2017Paisley Art Institute Annual | Paisley Museum & Art Gallery
2015Butterfly Rammy | Common Weal | Edinburgh
2015Postcards | Roger Billcliffe Gallery | Glasgow
2014Royal Scottish Academy Annual | Edinburgh
2012Royal Scottish Academy Annual | Edinburgh
2012Cabinet Exhibition | Compass Gallery | Glasgow
2012Royal Academy Annual Summer Exhibition | London
2012Six into Twelve | Dick Institute Kilmarnock | Group Show
2011Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition | Edinburgh
2011Scottish Drawing Competition | PAI | Paisley Museum & Art Gallery
2011"Images from North Mayo"|Courthouse Gallery | Ballycastle | Mayo
2009SMO Research Awards | Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh
2009Wild is the west | WALL | London
2008Compass Gallery | Glasgow
2008Sovereign European Art Prize | shortlist | Somerset House | London
2008Aspect Prize shortlist show | Gallery27 Cork Street | London
2008Salvesen Scholarship + New works | Compass Gallery | Glasgow