Nomas* Projects / Art, Dundee

Nov, 2023



Robert McKee (1968-1994)

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Thirty years after he died, the work of much-loved Stewarton artist and musician, Robert McKee, was showcased at a retrospective event attended by more than 150 friends and family.

Robert, who passed away in a diving accident aged 26, was a talented student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. He created prints which spoke of the lives of the city’s homeless men and women who he spent time with and got to know.

His exceptional body of work, including sketches, paintings, and prints, reveal a deep concern for an issue that continues to impact society today.

Three decades on, the McKee family felt that the time was right for Robert’s life and work to be celebrated and brought his portfolio down from the attic.

The exhibition, organised by friends and Robert’s younger brother and sister, Brian and Karen took place in John Knox Church, Stewarton on 17th November; it was the first time Robert’s work had been on public display since his degree show in 1990.

The sale of prints of Robert’s work have already raised over £6000 to be split between two charities dear to the McKee family’s heart, Shelter and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cully studied at the same time as Robert and they were close friends. Nomas* Projects are proud to exhibit a selection of his work, in his memory, at our 5 poster gallery on South Crichton Street, opposite Dundee train station.

His work representing and sharing stories of the lives of homeless people in the city is sadly as relevant today as it was in 1990.

Exhibition on display November 17th 2023 – January 26th 2024


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