Stuart McGarey


Origin Story:

  1. 1- 1980's Muppet book -
  2. Animal is making an oil painting
  3. only instead of paint he uses engine oil
  4. The result is a black runny mess
  5. As a child I didn’t get the joke
  6. I just thought it was a cool painting.

  7. 2- I used to fix and change action figures
  8. by gluing or taping bits and pieces of junk
  9. and random objects to make new toys
  10. I would also use things that weren’t toys as toys

Selected C.V.


1999-2001 MFA Duncan of Jordanstone college of art and design, Dundee

1995-1999 BA (hons) grays school of art, Aberdeen


2020- Whistle Blower (issue two, illustrated by), Black Spot comics(UK)

2019- Whistle Blower (issue one, illustrated by), Black Spot comics(UK)

2016- Snow Universe, Eventide (segment “vices”, illustrated by) Dimthroat comics (US)

2018- Bobla issue 153 (segment – “When the head is removed” Medlemsblad for Norsk Tegneserieforum

2017- Starstruck (one off anthology. Segment- “Jupiter-M), Self published

2016- Freeburn. Collected webstips. Self published.

Exhibitions and events:

2019- Munkehagen free festival, Stavanger. Temporary installation.

2017- Munkehagen free festival, Stavanger. Sculpture contribution.

2017- Makers 12 spring event- Hermetikken, Stavanger. Group event

2017- NMNP, “House of Art” rimi/imir Scenekunst, Stavanger, group exhibition.

2015- Artificial by Nature, Arendal Kunstforening. Solo exhibition

2012- Map Breeding Myths, Kunstplass 5, Oslo. Solo exhibition

2012- Optimistic Voices, Atelier nr6, Stavanger. Solo exhibition.

2009- Subculture safari, Stavanger. Group exhibiion.

2008- Grasrota, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger. Sound installation as part of a group project

2006- Loose connections, Blue door Gallery, Nairn. Group exhibition

2005- Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Solo exhibition

2000- adaadat at limousine bull, Aberdeen. visual art and live performance as part of a group project

1999- new generation show compass gallery, Glasgow. Group exhibition.

1999- RSA annual student exhibition, Edinburgh

1998- Aberdeen artist annual show, Aberdeen

1995, Onwards – Group and solo improvised music/ sound art performances in Norway and the UK