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A landmark year for Hamish Mackie

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Posted by , 12th April, 2017

It was a busy year for Hamish Mackie Sculpture, from showcasing his collectable sculptures at the Chelsea Flower Show, to opening a new exhibition at Mall Galleries in London. The year saw the wildlife sculptor going from strength to strength, making for a landmark year, which he hopes to replicate in 2017.

At the beginning of 2016 Hamish flew to Kenya to stay at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a place special to Hamish and which he credits with inspiring him to become a wildlife sculptor. While staying here, Hamish was able to get up close and personal with native wildlife, and observe them in their natural surroundings. The process of observation is particularly important to Hamish, as he feels it gives him a knowledge and understanding of his subjects, without which his sculptures would be soulless.

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In March, Hamish showed his work at the Chelsea Flower Show with a stand created by Rachael White Designs. The stand aimed to show off the pieces as garden sculptures, with the backdrop hand-painted by Susannah Lampard and planting by Z. Laszlo Landscaping, bringing the thirty sculptures to life. The exhibit was awarded four stars.

I love to get out of my studio, meet with my collectors and chat to visitors about my work
Hamish Mackie

Hamish says I love to get out of my studio, meet with my collectors and chat to visitors about my work. I’m always interested in how the viewer responds to my sculptures – especially at Chelsea where there is such a wide variety of people from different walks of life, with different interests and opinions, many of whom stumble across my stand by accident.

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Hamish Mackie
Goodman’s Andalusian Stallion 2014
£8,700 >

collectible sculptures

Hamish Mackie
Vessel Inflection Point 2015
£9,750 >

collectible sculptures

Hamish Mackie
Tiger Head Study 2016
£5,800 >

Hamish’s Andalusian Stallion was exhibited at Chatsworth House and Blenheim Palace, before moving to the Mall in London just in time for the opening of his ‘Life in Bronze’ exhibition at Mall Galleries in October. The pieces were inspired by Hamish’s research in Australia, Asia and Africa, as well his study of the United Kingdom’s domestic animals and wildlife. Forty new pieces were installed, making ninety sculptures in total, including a life-size camel in the cafe area.

The exhibition received high praise from art critics, as well as great responses from the general public. Hamish held a private viewing over three nights to raise money for the conservation charity Tusk, who in turn support Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Other evenings were hosted by the Countryside Alliance, Roxtons and Country Life Magazine to support and promote British wildlife.

HamishMackie-Elephant2016-Sculpture

In November Hamish was awarded the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains by the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association for his Goodman’s Fields Horses. After this, Hamish spent some time in the United Arab Emirates researching new wildlife subjects to sculpt, and visiting galleries to gain inspiration for future work. Hamish spent the end of the year packing and delivering orders from the ‘Life in Bronze’ exhibition in time for Christmas.

If you would like to purchase Hamish Mackie’s work take a look at Beyond Bespoke’s selection in our shop.

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