Fraser Gallery presents an exhibition of works by David Mackie Cook.
Born in 1957 in Dunfermline, David trained at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art in Dundee. Since graduating, he has followed his own path of visionary works which has won him a number of awards including the Guthrie Award at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1982.
He was recognized early as an exceptional talent winning the first prize at the annual student show at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1983. He then won a travel award which took him to Paris, Amsterdam, Belgium and Cyprus. He won the Guthrie Award at the RSA in 1985 and was given Scottish Arts Council Awards in 1985, 1988 and 1989. He has exhibited irregularly but notably at The Traverse Theatre in 1982 and with the 369 Gallery throughout the following decade.
Defined as an ‘art brut’ artist, he has transformed the ruined remains of a fisherman’s hamlet into a garden of figures and creatures, carving driftwood and fusing cement and fragments of crockery.
David has worked with Fraser Gallery for many, many years and shows in a number of key galleries across the UK and overseas. He had a successful show at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh in 2009.
Image: David Mackie Cook, View to the sea, Seagreens