David Mackintosh

David Mackintosh

Admissions Tutor (BA Fine Art)

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Hanover Building, HR003

+44 (0) 1772 89 3194


David is research active within the area of art and design: history, theory and practice. He is a member of Collaborative Engagements.


External Activities

2006 - The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin Zoo Contemporary Art Fair, London

2005 - Social Club, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool Zoo Contemporary Art Fair, London

2004 - We go round and round in the night and are consumed by fire, Liverpool Biennial, New British Art, Felix Ringel Gallery, Dusseldorf Friday 13, Gallery C-E. Bergen, Norway


Mackintosh, David and Holman, Martin (2011) The Curtain. Chapter, Cardiff. ISBN 978—1—900029—32—2

Mackintosh, David (2010) The edge of things. [Show/Exhibition]

Mackintosh, David (2010) Inserting lines: Tegnebiennale 1 & 2. [Show/Exhibition]

Mackintosh, David, Hylton, Richard and Vincent, Nigel (2010) Segundo De Chomon film soundtracks. [Show/Exhibition]

More publications


David Mackintosh’s practice centres on a continuing series of drawings in brush and ink on A1 paper. The freshness and immediacy of the technique contrasts with the bleakness and singularity of the worldview expressed. Mackintosh dwells on human isolation, anger and non-communication. This unremitting gloom is leavened by the grim humour underlying the work. Self-explanatory titles such as ‘Man walking towards the edge of a precipice under a cloud’ and ‘Pathetic Tree’ exist alongside more ambiguous images. Some include terse texts.


Senior Lecturer in (BAHons) Fine Art, Drawing,

University of Central Lancashire MA Fine Art Pathway Leader,

Curatorial Initiatives.


1984-85 - Sunderland Polytechnic Foundation Studies

1986-89 - Sunderland Polytechnic (BA Hons) Fine Art