We are honoured to announce that leading wildlife sculptor Hamish Mackie has created the magnificent ‘Boxing Hares’, an 11.5 ft high bronze sculpture, for the Hares of Hampshire Art Trail coming to the cities of Southampton and Winchester in 2022.
Carefully sculpted and moulded in clay (as pictured) and later cast in bronze. this gallant duo will be unveiled at the beginning of the Hares of Hampshire art Trail in June 2022 to stand proudly outside the Guildhall in Southampton for the duration of the event. We are hugely grateful to luxury cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line who are sponsoring this flagship exhibit in addition to their Presenting Partnership with the event.
Nadine Collinsion (Artists Coordinator for Hares of Hampshire) says:
“We are so delighted that renowned wildlife artist Hamish Mackie will be exhibiting an edition of ‘Boxing Hares’ for our Hares of Hampshire Trail. This is an incredible opportunity to see Hamish’s work up close and in such a spectacular setting. We can’t wait for it to be unveiled in all it’s glory in June!”
Boxing Hares will then be available to purchase at the Hares of Hampshire Grand Auction on the 8th September 2022 along with all 30 Hare Sculptures at the end of the 10 week long trail to raise funds for The Murray Parish Trust.
About Hamish Mackie
British wildlife sculptor Hamish Mackie has had the privilege of observing wildlife in many corners of the world at first hand. This close observation, often involving intense research trips and sculpting from life in the field, informs Hamish’s whole approach to his work, which resonates with his passion for the natural world.
His bronze wildlife sculptures capture instinctive moments of animal behaviour but are his own interpretation, not merely photographic representations. Hamish manages to convey the inner core, strength and grace of his subject. Largely self-taught, his style is unique – he frequently works in spontaneous, often unrepeatable, fluid gestures with a confidence born from many years of mastering his craft. This assertive handling of his materials, coupled with an acute understanding of anatomy, results in strong, dynamic, ‘living’ sculptures.
For more information on Hamish Mackie please visit www.hamishmackie.com