Craig Donald

Craig Donald, Donald Mclean, 2020, painting, 30 x 35 x 2 cm

Year: 2020

Medium(s): oil on canvas


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Artist - Selected Recognitions

  • Award winning artist
  • Art work in public collection (Arts Council of Northern Ireland)
  • Exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy (Belfast) and Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin)’s annual exhibitions

Further information

This portrait of a member of the Cambridge Spy Ring stems from the artist’s interest in themes relating to the Cold War, in this case espionage and disinformation.  While this figure belongs to history, in our current age there is a resurgence of ideological stances and questions of nationality.  The former gravitas of the word ‘traitor’ is lost as the term is bandied around with ease. - Craig Donald

Craig Donald’s work deals with our understanding of the past. History and memory are dismantled and recombined, their images decontextualised and reimagined to form layers of meaning calling upon the viewers’ knowledge, memories and imagination in order to be pieced together and create a new narrative.