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Hamish Mackie Mallett is proud to be the first gallery outside Britain to host an exhibition of this outstanding sculptor. Throughout our extensive gallery space we will be able to show the complete range of Mackie’s works, from his early natural studies of fossils created in the late 1990s to his most recent expedition in Antarctica, resulting in whales breaching and studies of king penguins. Both of these will have their debut here at the New York exhibition, along with 11 other new sculptures created in 2011 with this exhibition in mind. This solo exhibition will fill the Mallett galleries at 929 Madison Avenue with over 50 sculptures. Born in 1973 Hamish Mackie grew up on a livestock farm in Cornwall, in the South West of England. He has been sculpting professionally since 1996 and has work in many public and private collections around the world. Public commissions include Merryl Lynch, Hiscox Insurance, Barclay’s Bank, The National Trust, Woburn Abbey, Floors Castle, Chapman University, California and the Gilbane Development Company in Rhode Island. Mackie’s passion for sculpture began at Radley College with subsequent training at the Falmouth School of Art and Kingston University. In 1996, he travelled through Africa and while volunteering at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, he became committed to the sculpture of wildlife. On his return , he took a keen interest in the tradition of European animalier sculptors, closely studying works from Barye to Bugatti. He is influenced by both the realism and drama of the French animalier tradition of the 19th century while also emulating Bugatti’s desire to show the soul and inner emotion of the animals.

He travels widely and works with photographs, drawings and small scale plasticine models sculpted directly from life. It is because of this immersion in the natural environment that Mackie is able to capture the movement, energy and character of these animals, which he casts exquisitely into bronze and also into silver. These many observations of the characteristics of an animal in the wild, whether it is chickens with their staccato movement and quick small gestures or the agility of a leopard climbing a tree, with its strength and fluid movement, enable Mackie to express the spirit of the animal in each sculpture. This sculpting from life, which is Mackie’s fervent passion, allows him to convey many of the poignant juxtapositions of the animal kingdom, where an elephant can be a mother with a calf and also a fierce animal fighting for survival. A life size red deer can be both monarch of the glen, while at the same time be nervous and apprehensive at the approach of man. Mackie’s meticulous observation of nature is continued in the highly skilled production process of cire perdue or lost wax, where he works very closely with his foundry of choice, Lockbund Sculpture, near his home is Oxfordshire. This age old bronze casting method ensures that none of the detail is lost in transforming one material into another. The initial clay model, with all the energy of the artist’s hands and fingers creating a surface is translated through silicone molds, wax positives and ceramic shells, into the final bronze cast. Mackie likes to leave a history on the surface of his sculptures, generating the power and communicating his experience of live observation with the final artwork, even to the extent of carrying out his own patination, which he regards as equally important as the colour of paint on canvas.

Mackie gets up close and personal with his subjects, whether Hares Boxing Left Hook they are a herd of elephants in the Kenyan bush or elephant Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed HAM, Dated 2009, Left: 70 x 42 x 31 cm, Right: 74 x 56 x 33 cm seals on the shore of Antarctica. All works are available for purchase from publication of this catalogue.


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Leopard - Life Size Climbing Tree

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2010, 260 x 127 x 110 cm


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Bull Elephants Fighting

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2010, 45 x 103 x 33 cm


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Grouse

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011 58 x 33 x 30 cm


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English Partridge

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011 70 x 89 x 53 cm


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Tuna

Stainless Steel, Numbered edition of 12 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2010 61 x 99 x 33 cm


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Albatross Head Study

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011 50 x 31 x 13 cm


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Bird Form

Bronze Gilt, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2009, 30 x 102 x 18 cm


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Leopard Stretching Maquette

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed HAM, Dated 2008 , 32 x 44 x 9 cm


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Opposite:

Hereford Head, 2011

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011, 65 x 48 x 57 cm Below:

Hereford Bull, 2011

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011, 35 x 63 x 16 cm


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Bull Head Large

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011, 196 x 127 x 97 cm


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Opposite:

Wild Boar - Life Size

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2010, 113 x 163 x 61 cm Below:

Elephant Mother helping Calf

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009, 28 x 48 x 23 cm


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Jacob Ram Head - Life Size

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009, 50 x 31 x 44 cm


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Otter on a Rock

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25, Signed HAM Dated 2008 , 28 x 25 x 12 cm


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Highland Cheek Itch

Bronze , Numbered edition of 25, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009, 20 x 36 x 23 cm


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Highland Foot Scratch

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009, 20 x 30 x 28 cm


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Jacob Ram Head Maquette

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009 25 x 11 x 15 cm


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Toad, Bronze

Numbered edition of 25, Signed HAM, Dated 2007, 18 x 26 x 29 cm


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Leopard - Life Size Out of Tree

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2008, 216 x 89 x 89 cm


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Whale Fluke

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2011, 22 x 28 x 28 cm


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Humpback Mother & Calf Breaching

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2011, 30 x 41 x 29 cm


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Polar Bear Scuffle

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed HAM Dated 2009 , 29 x 49 x 20 cm


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Polar Bear Big Chill

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2009 , 27 x 53 x 33 cm


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Elephant Seals

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2011, 25 x 62 x 18 cm


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Lobster

Hallmarked Silver, Numbered edition of 6 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009 20 x 44 x 26 cm


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Stag - Life size

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2008, 217 x 183 x 66 cm


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Wild Boar Jumping Ride Wild Boar Landing Ride

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2010, Jumping: 19 x 35 x 7 cm, Landing: 19 x 24 x 7 cm


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Wild Boar Head

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25 Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2010 34 x 28 x 21 cm


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Pelican

Bronze, Signed HAM, Dated 2005 Edition of 12, 37 x 35 x 27 cm


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Crab

Hallmarked Silver, Numbered edition of 6, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2010, 13 x 17 x 35 cm


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Kingfisher diving

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009 Numbered edition of 25, 49 x 22 x 20 cm


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Lapwing

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2010, 32 x 30 x 13 cm


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Owl Tawny

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2011, 115 x 47 x 59 cm


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Fossil Hybrid

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12 Signed HAM, Dated 2003 111 x 50 x 29 cm


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Fossilized crustacean

Bronze, Numbered edition of 9, Signed HAM, Dated 1999, 90 x 100 x 55 cm


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Little Owl 2008

Hallmarked Silver, Numbered edition of 6 Signed HAM, Dated 2008 , 24 x 14 x 12 cm


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Hare Running

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2009, 47 x 52 x 28 cm


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Leopard Arabian Stalking

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2010, 22 x 54 x 16 cm


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Warthog Male, Warthog Female, Warthog Piglet

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009 Male 22 x 33 x 10 cm, Female 21 x 38 x 9 cm, Piglet 17 x 27 x 6 cm


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Impala Jumping

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2009, 101 x 49 x 28 cm


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Swift - Large

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2006, 280 x 120 x 95 cm Will not be shown at exhibition


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Chicken Hen Pecking, Chicken Brahma Cockerel, Chicken Young Leghorn Cock

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie, Dated 2009, Hen: 39 x 43 x 23 cm, Brahma: 78 x 56 x 38 cm, Young: 65 x 38 x 23 cm


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Leopard - Life Size Sitting

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2008, 80 x 90 x 55 cm


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Penguin (Macaroni) Slip Sliding

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2011, 32 x 28 x 18 cm


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King Penguin Itch

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25 , Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2011, 21 x 25 x 16 cm


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Caracal Head

Bronze, Numbered edition of 25, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2010, 33 x 17 x 17 cm


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Spanish Bull

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2007, 62 x 79 x 52 cm


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Woodcock 2011

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed Hamish Mackie Dated 2011, 91 x 64 x 57 cm


Hares Boxing Left Hook

Bronze, Numbered edition of 12, Signed HAM, Dated 2009, Left: 70 x 42 x 31 cm, Right: 74 x 56 x 33 cm


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