John Macfarlane: New Paintings and Drawings

3 Nov 2016 – 26 Nov 2016

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Martin Tinney Gallery

Cardiff, United Kingdom


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John MacFarlane's most recent theatre designs include Frankenstein, Royal Opera House; Tosca, Metropolitan Opera and Rusalka, Chicago Lyric Opera, all of which have inspired this latest exhibition.


John Macfarlane was born in Glasgow in 1948, and trained at Glasgow School of Art. He has lived and worked in Wales since 1975.

John has pursued parallel careers in painting and theatre design. He is regarded as one of the world's leading designers for opera and ballet, having worked for all the major opera and ballet companies. The past decade has seen John working on Cinderella, Birmingham Royal Ballet; The Rake’s Progress, Scottish Opera; Maria Stuarda, Metropolitan Opera, New York; Elektra, Lyric Opera, Chicago; La Baiser de la Fée, Birmingham Royal Ballet; L’Heure Espagnole & Gianni Schicchi, Peter Grimes, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Magic Flute: all at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Idomeneo at Vienna State Opera, Don Giovanni and The Fiery Angel for Brussels and Euryanthe at Glyndebourne. Other productions include War and Peace for Paris Opera, Boris Godunov in Amsterdam, Falstaff in Florence, and The Queen of Spades, Welsh National Opera, and Hansel and Gretel for WNO and Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Having exhibited his paintings and design drawings throughout Europe, John has become one of the most collectable of contemporary artists/designers. His work hangs in many prestigious public collections including the National Museum of Wales; the V & A in London; the Albertina, Vienna; Hunterian Museum, Glasgow; the Archive of L’Opera, Paris and the Collection of the Metropolitan Opera House.

There are approximately 25 works in the exhibition. All are for sale and may also be seen on our website www.artwales.com
Collectorplan, the Arts Council of Wales interest-free credit scheme is available.

Opening; Mon- Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5

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