David McDiarmid

Visual Art


The old Leith Theatre


All festival

Invited Artist

David McDiarmid is a Glasgow-based artist working predominantly in the fields of painting, model-making and installation. Born in Paisley, he grew up in Ayr and studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen where he graduated in Painting.

Since then, he has exhibited widely throughout the country, most notably as part of the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries show in 2014 and the Sluice Art Fair in London in 2015 with Interview Room 11. McDiarmid‘s practice seeks to examine the concept of megalomania in architecture; the means by which the built environment is often purposefully designed, constructed and used as a tool for power and propaganda.

For Hidden Door 2017, he will present a new series of interactive installations consisting of models, paintings and objects, that will incorporate elements of the unique architecture and stunning surroundings of the old Leith Theatre.