Mairead McClean is the winner of The MAC’s £20,000 Art Prize. The competition which was open to artists from across the world, attracted more than 1,000 entries from as far away as Korea, America and the Lebanon. The announcement was made by Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters. The 24 shortlisted art works by 25 artists is on display in the MAC until 18th January 2015 in a free exhibition spanning all three of its gallery spaces.
Mairéad McClean, originally from Northern Ireland, uses film and audio-visual technologies to explore connections between our inner and outer worlds. Her work is rooted in ideas borne in memory, making connections between different versions, interpretations or representations of past events. Her work for MAC International, ‘No More’ incorporates images and sounds from the 1970s which are re-heard and re-viewed through computer generated tele-visual transmission signals. ‘No More’ was commended by the international judging panel Hugh Mulholland, curator at the MAC, Judith Nesbitt, Head of National and International Partnerships, TATE London and Francesco Bonami, Artistic Director of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin for being visually captivating.
Information on the shortlisted artists, the winner and the exhibition can be found by logging onto MAC International