Artwork inspired by sport, maps and nature, by Grace Mackintosh Sim. Prints, cards and commissions available.

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Exhibitions

My art is inspired by being outside and enjoying the natural world.

 

I studied Zoology at Cambridge, before doing a PGCE specialising in Arts at the Institute of Education in London. This was followed by a Masters in Museums and Galleries, and a PhD in Biodiversity. I have studied Illustration and Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. These studies have influenced my work- for example the Biodiversity maps you can see in the Nature Gallery.

Having worked as a teacher, a boat Education Manager, in the Natural History Museum, and Science Museum, I'm now Outreach Manager at the Royal Veterinary College in King's Cross where I have worked for four years.  I teach Art Anatomy classes at the Camden campus on Monday evenings and jointly run the Nancy Rothwell Art Prize for young people, with the Royal Society of Biology.

 

I am currently focussing on illustrating Swimming, Cycling and Running, having recently done various triathlons such as the Owler Half Ironman distance race! You can see influences of sport, travel and biodiversity in my artwork and I hope you enjoy looking at the galleries.

 

Artwork has been exhibited in the following venues:

  • Mall Galleries (Society of Wildlife Artists Prize)

  • Gasworks, Birmingham (Cadbury's Art Prize)

  • Magdalen College, Oxford (May Day Art Prize)

  • Whiteleys Atrium Gallery, London (Sculpture Prize)

  • Pembroke College, Cambridge art exhibition

  • Cambridge University Art Society Exhibion

  • Bankside Gallery, London (Nina Hosali Art competition)

  • Lauderdale House, North London

  • Saryan Gallery, Harrow (Solo show)

  • Old Truman Brewery, East London (Spurs Artwork Prize)

  • Campbells of London, South Kensington

  • Troubadour Gallery, West London

  • La Galleria, Pall Mall

  • Espacio Gallery, East London

  • Menier Chocolate Factory, London

  • St Pancras Crypt, London

 

From 2004 onwards exhibitions were largely with the Free Painters and Sculptors Art group, which I joined and eventually became Chair before handing over to Robert Read in 2013. See the Events page for current exhibitions.