Brisbane-based artist Alasdair Macintyre creates miniature theatrical scenarios that are played out by sculpted figurines in the form of highly detailed tableaux or dioramas. The artist traverses a myriad of thematic terrain, satirically interrogating politics, current affairs and art history. Intricate, playful and inventive, the sculptures are an incongruous marriage of social commentary and fables, popular culture and high art, whilst also centering on the fears and anxieties that pervade an artist’s psyche.
Macintyre has exhibited in various exhibitions nationally and internationally. Selected solo exhibitions include The Long Martch, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Redcliffe (2014); Art on Art, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast (2012); Ways of Seeing, Albury Art Gallery (2012) and Sanctus, Australian Catholic University, Sydney (2006). Recent group shows include Story, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney (2013); Once More Into the Fray, Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, Brisbane (2013); Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW (2012); and Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (2011). Macintyre was a finalist for the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2009 and the National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, in 2005. He was also the subject of a documentary for ABC TV ARTS program Artscape in 2009.download pdf