This week’s #BeConnected Explore Our Campus looks at Mary and Elizabeth by Jacqueline Donachie.
Mary and Elizabeth was purchased for the Art Colllection in 2017 with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions. It is now installed outside the Pathfoot Building on campus. The sculpture explores the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots which is outlined in the document below.
Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist. She is based in Glasgow and has forged an international reputation for a socially-engaged art practice that is rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity and the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) through which it is constructed and supported. Her work encompasses sculpture, installations, photographs, films, drawings and performance and is research-based, collaborative and participatory. Below she talks about her working practice and the inspiration behind her work.
Jacqueline has been a great supporter of the Art Collection and in 2019 she acted as Adjudicator for the Grand Final of ARTiculation Prize Scotland which is hosted annually at the University of Stirling. Below she is pictured in front of Elizabeth with the 2019 finalists.