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Pointillist painting in dark orange and black, and layered rock in yellow and light blue colouring below.

Donald McLeod Retrospective: The Receding Tide

A retrospective exhibition of mostly geological and coastally-themed large-scale mixed media artworks by local artist and art teacher, the late Donald McLeod (1948-2016). This body of work created in the early 2000s is inspired by the convoluted stratification of Lewisian Gneiss found in Uist, some of the oldest rock on the planet at around 3 billion years old.

Please join us for an opening preview of The Receding Tide, in Taigh Chearsabhagh on Friday 9th February at 7pm.  All are welcome.

Nach Buidhe Dhuibh! is an informal painting workshop inspired by the paintings of Yasmin Davidson and Donald McLeod, taking place on the 24th of February.

Donald produced a varied body of work over a 40 year period. He was an accomplished draughtsman, painter, photographer and printer having studied at Glasgow School of Art and later at Glasgow College of Building and Printing where he graduated with distinction as top student. 

His later series of mixed media works were inspired by and later titled The Receding Tide. They were developed as a way of interpreting the coastal landscape of Uist in the pointillist style, a way of working which increasingly fascinated him and which led to each piece taking months of painstaking work to produce.

Read more about the artist’s life and work here: Donald McLeod essay & biography

A 20-page, full colour booklet accompanying the exhibition is available to buy for £5, in Taigh Chearsabhagh’s shop, or through our online shop.

Photo of an open page of the Donald MacLeod Retrospective exhibition booklet.

Donald McLeod Retrospective: The Receding Tide is open to view in Gallery 1 from 10th February-4th May, 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.  The exhibition is free and suitable for all ages.  If you would like to support our continued programming and enable us to keep offering free events, please consider making a donation to Taigh Chearsabhagh.