Artist Spotlight: Nils McDiarmid

Nils McDiarmid is one of three artists who were due to exhibit their work in an exhibition at Project Ability called ‘It’s in the detail’. It was part of Glasgow International 2020, which due to current circumstances has been postponed. To celebrate each of the artists’ work and commitment to preparing for the exhibition we will be highlighting each artist for the next few weeks. Next up is… Nils McDiarmid!

NILS MCDIARMID (b. 1980 in Edinburgh, Scotland) lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. McDiarmid has a distinctive style and is a prolific artist, working endlessly at home and in the studio. He has drawn compulsively since childhood. His ability to create space and form through line is fascinating and leads to his instantly recognisable work. McDiarmid has attended the support studio Garvald in Edinburgh since 2006, he works in the art studio one day a week and the Puppetry studio one day a week.

Most recently, McDiarmid’s illustrative work depicts rappers and musicians of the hip hop and RandB scene. Group exhibitions include: Music and Pop, Style and Money (revisited), Hidden Door Festival, Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland (2019) A Stitch and Line, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland (2018) Music and Pop, Style and Money, Hidden Door Festival, Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland (2018) Making Moving, Well Café, Edinburgh, Scotland (2016) Judge for Yourself, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2010)



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