Lyndsey McDougall is a Northern Irish artist and scholar. 

She has exhibited her work throughout the UK and Ireland as well as internationally in Berlin, Paris, New York, Blönduós, Karachi, Oaxaca and Quebec.

She is fascinated by physical and cultural landscapes. Making work that investigates the parallels between the formation of natural forms and the formation of belief systems. She does this by combining geographic and symbolic imagery through the craft of hand embroidery. Tying everything together is her interest in how the passing of time equals the movement of land and ideas.


2007 – 2009 Master of Design in Textile Material Product, Ulster University, Belfast

2003 - 2006 BA Honours Degree, Fine and Applied Art, Ulster University, Belfast

Selected Exhibitions


PXIX, Platform Arts Members Show, Belfast

Linen Lab Connected, FE McWilliam Gallery &Studio, Banbridge



Still, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Ps2 Gallery, Belfast



The Thread Unravelled, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan



Bordado, performance on San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Linur og Litir, Bilskur Gallery, Textilsetur Islands, Iceland


Oceanographic, Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor

Les Brodeurs Associes, Potes Ouvertes de Belleville, Paris

The Port and Docks of Belfast Imagined through Textiles, Belfast Room, Ulster Museum, Belfast




Out of the Ordinary- Contemporary Visions of the Avant-Garde, Naughton Gallery, Belfast

l'Aiguille en Fête, Porte de Versailles, Paris

 MAK9, Bishop Street Derry (City of Culture festival)

Deep Time, Ulster Museum, Belfast



TOTEMS for Household, Household Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland

TOTEMS, T T gallery, Berlin

O FORTUNA, Paris, Dusseldorf, New York, Berlin

Strangford Lough Maritime Festival , Textile installation in Strangford and Portaferry.




Collectif Brodeuses 19, Les Brodeurs Associes, Potes Ouvertes de Belleville, Paris


Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf, Chevrotere Mill, Quebec

Public School of Embroidery,  PS2 Gallery, Belfast


Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency, Mexico

(Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland), 2016


Textilsetur Islands, Blonduos, North Iceland

(Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland), 2016 



Royal Dublin Society Craft Council of Ireland Purchase Award, 2008

University of Ulster Permanent Art Collection, 2006

Private collections in UK, Ireland, Europe, North America and Australia