Mark Mcleish

My practice is interdisciplinary and generative in results often within art jewellery and mixed media object installations. I am interested in making objects that synergise intimacies with the body and yearn for completeness within absents and separation.
I work with research and making principles that unfold ideas around the intent of magic on material thinking, and speculative folklore: both historically and cultural. My recent works question the impact of objects and symbolism displaced by fabulism.
Selected Exhibitions and Shows
It Is Never What You Did or Didn’t Do (solo show) The Weaver Factory, October 2022
Out of Place, British Textile Biennial, 2021
Istanbul Jewellery Week, Precious Collective 2020
More t’ North, group show, The Harris Gallery, Preston, 2020
Home Open, group show, HOME Gallery, Manchester, 2020
Radical Response, group show, Vertical Gallery, 2019
Manchester Contemporary, 2018
I Object, (solo show), AIR Gallery, March- April 2018
Odd one out/in, PS Mirabel Gallery, Curated by the Other Grounds Collective
FRESH 2017, British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent 2017
Air Open, AIR Gallery 2017
A History of Touch (solo), Sloe Gallery as part of Manifest 2017. July 2017
Image 1
brooch, Very Well Spoken
Image 2
brooch, using midnight and the Joan Charnley archive
Image 3
necklace, student ID cards a 10year collection