Sculptor Hamish Mackie’s
Major Solo Show
Venue: The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG
Opens: Monday 22 October 2007
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2007
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10:00am-6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Or by prior arrangement
Contact details: e-mail: email@example.com
Mobile: 07971 028 098
Summary: Second major solo show set up and run by Hamish and his wife Laura (last solo exhibition being in 2004).
Displaying over 40 new bronze works by the artist.
Prices range from £500-23,000.
Largely a self-taught sculptor, Hamish has been sculpting as a career since 1996 and is steadily establishing himself as one of the top wildlife sculptors in UK. Hamish’s first solo show in 2004 sold over 80 bronzes and since then he has been working in and around the UK, concentrating on commissions and putting together a collection of work for this 2007 solo exhibition. In May of this year he travelled to Spain and Portugal to observe and sculpt fighting bulls and Andalucian horse, the resulting sculptures will be included in this exhibition.
Hamish is a member of the Royal British Sculptural Society and he has work in collections both in the UK and around the world, recent commissions include ‘Chalky’ for Rick Stein and Fossil Hybrid for The Gilbane Development Company - Seaside Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Hamish is currently in the process of building a purpose built studio in Oxfordshire. All his work is cast using the lost wax method at the Lockbund Sculpture Foundry, near Banbury.
Inspiration stems from the natural world. “I mull over ideas in my head for weeks before starting. I always try to work from life/death, observing the subject from every angle to help capture ‘what makes it’. I have always tried to study animals in their natural environment, nothing beats watching grouse on the moor, deer in a wood, or observing a heard of elephant in the bush. I have being charged by an elephant and chased up a tree by a black rhino!”