Hamish Mackie Solo Show ‘Life in Bronze’
at Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH
Tues 13th – Sat 24th October 2020
Life in Bronze is a celebration of our relationship with the natural world and hopes to inspire a re-connection with nature.
Hamish Mackie will exhibit his sculptures including over 50 new works in this comprehensive survey of his work, born out of his continued study of the United Kingdom’s wild and domestic animals, and extensive wildlife research in Australia, Asia and Africa.
British wildlife is at the heart of Hamish’s work, often inspired by the Cotswold countryside where he lives and sculpts. Hamish’s has an extraordinary ability to get under the skin of his subject, of each individual animal he studies and sculpts, and to convey to the viewer a sense of their spirit. Combined with meticulous attention to anatomical accuracy, Hamish brings his subjects to life before our eyes.
There will also be the opportunity to view wildlife sculptures inspired by recent research trips to Kenya, including Lion Life Size and Lioness Life Size. Hamish generously gives a percentage of the sales made on the private view evenings of the show, to a charity close to his heart. Tusk works across Africa to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives. The charity has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. Hamish has seen the impact of their work first-hand in Kenya, particularly with the Northern Rangelands Trust, and is delighted to continue his long association with this progressive conservation charity.
The exhibition will also show a number of interpretive contemporary pieces, including Hamish’s innovative stainless steel Ammonite Jurassic Cracked and Ammonite Cretaceous Stainless Steel. Some figurative sculpture will also be exhibited, including Hamish’s bronze bust of Sir Winston Churchill which was acquired by Blenheim Palace for their permanent Winston Churchill Exhibition.
As the author and conservationist Isabella Tree says:
“The need to relate to the landscape and to other forms of life – whether one considers this urge aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, cognitive or even spiritual – is in our genes. Sever that connection and we are floating in a world where our deepest sense of ourselves is lost.” (Wilding, 2018)
Hamish hopes you will join him from 13th – 24th October 2020, for Life in Bronze – a celebration of our relationship with the natural world – at Mall Galleries, London.
To sign up for a catalogue ahead of the show and be added to our mailing list, visit Hamish’s contact page.