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James Mac Makeup x Art

May 2nd, 2024

May 2nd, 2024

In early February this year, Irish-London makeup artist James Mac hosted the Make Up X Art exhibition in Morley Gallery.  The 17 looks, which aim to push conventional boundaries and showcase creativity, were exhibited to the public following a soldout Masterclass and 150-guest Opening Party, with MAC as its headline sponsorWhen reflecting on his work, James commented, “In viewing these art works, you’re also gaining an insight into my own story: as a queer, Irish person living with Tourette’s syndrome.  The looks themselves, as shown in the gallery below, showcase striking colours, attention to detail and recognition to James’ journey and community.  “The exhibition as a whole pays homage to my family, to my extended queer family, the LGBTQIA+ community and close friends whose belief and support have been my pillars; a foundation on which I continue to build.”  Following the show’s success, James donated the hero image to the Morley Permanent Collection, with selected works on display across Morley’s three main teaching sites from the SpringRead on to see James’ exhibtion

 

 

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