Magi Sinclair

Latheron-born Magi Sinclair graduated in 2014 with a BA in Combined Studies from Edinburgh College of Art, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Astaire Art Prize (awarded for outstanding undergraduate work) and the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award for Forsinard Flows, a large-scale carbon drawing which is part of a wider body of work based on the Flow Country; in addition, she was also the recipient of the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award, and was longlisted for the Saatchi Gallery’s New Sensations 2014. Prior to studying in the capital, Sinclair was a clothing designer for Pringle of Scotland, making garments for royalty and high-profile musicians as well as working at fashion shows in Milan. Despite having lived for many years in Clovenfords in the Scottish Borders, much of her work is rooted in the environment of the north Highlands, and in the often overlooked patterns and textures that exist within the rural landscape; Sinclair continued her study of the Caithness and north Sutherland during a week-long residency at Lyth Arts Centre in August, which allowed her both the freedom and opportunity to begin expanding her body of work and to build on her notable success as a new graduate.