Hamish Mackie Solo Exhibition Life in Bronze October 2016 September 27, 2016
There are two weeks to go until my solo exhibition Life in Bronze opens at Mall Galleries in London on 10th October. Things have been pretty busy here at the Hamish Mackie Studio.
Firstly, we had to take final delivery of 90 sculptures. These were cast by the team at Lockbund Foundry, who mould and produce my wildlife sculptures in bronze or silver. This lost wax process has involved numerous trips back and forth to the foundry over the last three years. I have to check and finally patinate each sculpture.
Then I had to create a modular system of wooden plinths for the show. We painted them basalt grey, a colour that runs throughout the show, from the walls to the catalogue. I had to come up with a system of colour coding so that we can stack them up for delivery. Of course, I won’t need plinths for the Life Size Camel or my Andalusian Stallion. The stallion is being moved from Blenheim Palace to a prime position on the Mall. Both Henry Moore and Mark Wallinger have shown important sculptures there. As you can imagine the delivery and installation schedule is a logistical puzzle I couldn’t manage on my own without the Mall Galleries team and fine art handlers Aston Spinks.