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august 2023

I'm thrilled to have my first exhibition in Inverness! 'The Great Bog of the Winds' runs from Sat 26th August -  9th September 2023.

Browns Gallery is located at 81A Castle Street, Inverness, IV2 3EA and is open 11.00am until 6.00pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

may 2023
Delighted to say that a piece I submitted to the RSA's 197th Annual Exhibition was accepted and is currently on show.
'Cottongrass in Bloom' can be seen in the galleries at the Royal Scottish Academy, Princes Street, Edinburgh  - from 6th May running until 11th June - the exhibition can also be viewed entirely online.

Magi Sinclair RSA

Cottongrass in Bloom


october 2022
Shortlisted for Leading UK Drawing Award
Magi's carbon drawing "Last Wilderness of the North" was shortlisted for the prestigious annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022. Her drawing was one of over 3000 pieces originally submitted, with the final selection being whittled down to 113 drawings from 94 artists.
Formerly known as the Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022
exhibition is the UK’s largest drawing exhibition.
“Being shortlisted is a real honour. It is a validation of my work and through the exhibition which will tour the UK, it will help raise awareness of the fragility of the Flow Country, for which UNESCO status is being sought.” says Magi.
Attending the exhibition opening night, Magi says “There was a real buzz, just to be there and take
part was amazing. It was great to meet other artists and see the diversity of their work, in scale, subject matter and style.”
The exhibition is now on tour and opens in Jersey at the Capital House Gallery from Friday 10 February to Sunday 26 March 2023.


Magi at the exhibition opening night.

september 2018

Delighted to have a double page feature in the Scottish Farmer's Country Lifestyle magazine (Sat 29th September edition). View feature here >

august 2018

Invited to exhibit in Caithness Horizons, "The Big Picture" - 10 Big Paintings, 10 Big Artists

27th July - 28th August 2018

june 2018

Invited to exhibit in the Lyth Arts Centre Summer Exhibition "From Wifey to Wifie"

29th June - 9th Sept 2018

march 2018

First solo exhibition of carbon drawings, pastels and prints opens on 26th March 2018 at The Dundas Street Gallery, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ.

Exhibition continues 27th - 31st March, 10am - 6pm (closes 5pm Wed 28th / Sat 31st)

november 2016

Joint exhibition with Caroline Dear  - "A Layered Land" at Timespan, Helmsdale

19th November 2016 - 5th Feb 2017

november 2015

"NORLANDS" - first solo exhibition of Caithness landscapes opens on 20th November at North Lands Creative Glass Gallery, Quatre Bras, Lybster, Caithness.

Exhibition continues 23rd Nov - 18th Dec 10am - 4pm.


may 2015

Self penned article on the Flow Country series published in May 2015 edition of The Jackdaw, an art publication which aims to inform and entertain about aspects of art that are in the news. 


january 2015

Chosen by Federation of British Artists to show work in the third annual FBA Futures exhibition of outstanding art graduates as selected by FBA members.


september 2014

Chosen for Saatchi long-list New Sensations award.


june 2014

Winner of the 2014 Hermione Hammond Drawing Award.


The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award was established in 2012 to annually give £4000 to the final year under-graduate student graduating from a UK art college who produced the finest representational drawing.

Hermione Hammond (1910 - 2005) believed that the not so simple act of just ‘looking’ made for a richer life of greater understanding. And that for the artist, the stillness and concentrated, non-judgemental observation of drawing was vital for the more effective practice of their art - whatever their medium and mode of expression.

Magi is delighted to have won this prestigious award with the second of two big carbon drawings which she submitted for her final exhibition.











april 2014

Winner of ECA inaugural Astaire Art Prize.


The Astaire Art Prize champions outstanding undergraduate work by third or fourth year students at ECA. To enter the competition, students were asked to submit a single entry - a drawing, painting or sculpture on a ‘domestic scale’- along with a supporting statement (one page of A4) about the work. Entries were initially assessed by a shortlisting panel.

Ten were then presented for the consideration of the Astaire Art Prize Committee, comprising the prize’s sponsor, Mark Astaire (a University of Edinburgh politics graduate), together with ECA's Gordon Brennan (Undergraduate Programme Director – Painting), Gordon Munro (Lecturer in Sculpture) and Karen Forbes (Professor of Art).



Magi's prize-winning carbon drawing, Forsinard Flows, is part of a wider body of work based on a vast area of peatland bog in the far north of Scotland known as

The Flow Country.


Forsinard Hummocks, Magi's carbon drawing which won The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award.


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