Keith McIntyre RSA (Elect) recently moved from Newcastle to live permanently in Bernary, North Uist, where he works from his Telford studio, a Sir Thomas Telford listed parliamentary church that the artist restored to use as a functional living space and studio enhancing and developing the arts in the Outer Hebrides. He is currently Professor of Creative Practice at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Chair of Trustees at Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, North Uist.
McIntyre's practice involves working across and with a range of media and process including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and performance, often coming together and synthesising in the theatre, film, musical collaboration, dance and installation. Despite the range of media employed in his work, drawing always remains at its centre. In recent years McIntyre has made many large-scale drawings, allowing the paper itself to become a site for discovery. Robert Burns ‘Immortal Memory’ has been at the centre of McIntyre's research for the past decade. He has examined the content and context of this great work, discovering how its meaning translates in powerful ways in a contemporary context.