Glenda Mackay

Glenda is a regional artist based in Rutherglen. After a career in science and engineering and a lifelong passion for the visual arts, she began serious art study in 2010 graduating with the Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts from Albury campus of TAFE NSW in 2015.

Glenda works across media exploring ways to image the landscape through drawing, painting, collage and assemblage. The aerial view of the land is a particular interest. As the owner and operator of a Cessna 150, she rarely takes off without either camera or sketchbook so that on cross country flights she can capture the changing seasons through photography or rapid sketches. Back in the studio, memory combines with photographs to explore the patterns, forms and textures of landscape.

Artists who started later in life, such as Sally Gabori and Rosalie Gascoigne, are inspirations, as are those like Louise Bourgeois who remained dynamic artists well into their 90s.

Glenda is also a member of the Corowa Arts Cooperative and has held three solo exhibitions at the Cooperative’s Gallery 294 in Corowa, in 2014, 2015 and 2016.