• ABOUT DAVID
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

David Mach is one of the UK’s most successful and respected artists, known for his dynamic and imaginative large scale collages, sculptures and installations using diverse media, including coat hangers, matches, magazines and many other materials. The Scotsman describes his work as ‘big on gesture and big in proportion, it demands your attention and gets it’.

Mach’s first solo exhibition was held at the Lisson Gallery, London in 1982. His international reputation was quickly established and he has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the world including London, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Hakone, Tel Aviv and Warsaw. Public commissions include the tumbling telephone boxes, “Out of Order” in Kingston, “Train” in Darlington; “Big Heids”, visible from the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh; “It Takes Two”, sited North of Paris and in Marseille, Likeness Guaranteed commissioned by McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, and most recently, “Giants” in Vinadio, Italy and “Phantom”, commissioned by Morrisons supermarket for the Promenade in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Born in 1956 in Fife, David Mach attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where he chose to specialise in sculpture because he thought it was the most demanding, intellectually and physically. Following a postgraduate year, Mach won a scholarship to attend Art College in Warsaw. As Martial Law had been declared in Poland, he was unable to take up his place but instead was invited to do his MA at the Royal College of Art.

Mach became a part-time lecturer in the Sculpture School, Kingston University from 1982 to 1986 and was a lecturer at the Contemporary Art Summer School, Kitakyushu, Japan from 1987 to 1991. In 1988 he was nominated for the Turner Prize and four years later won Glasgow’s Lord Provost Prize. He became a Royal Academician in 1998. In 2000 he was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, London.

He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Dundee in 2002. In 2003 his “Arm’s Length” sculpture of a woman made in coat hangers won The Jack Goldhill Award for sculpture at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2004 he was elected an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the same year, the University of Dundee appointed him Professor of Inspiration and Discovery. From 2006-2010 he became a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

In 2011 Mach was awarded the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award for his exhibition “Precious Light”, a daring contemporary interpretation of the King James Bible in the form of large-scale collage and sculpture. The same year, he also won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art.

David Mach currently works from his studio based in London.

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2011 – Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art

January 2, 2011
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2011

Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art

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2011 Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award 2011 winner for Precious Light

January 1, 2011
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2011

Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award 2011 winner for Precious Light

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2006-2010 Elected to the board of the National Portrait Gallery

January 1, 2006

2006-2010

Elected to the board of the National Portrait Gallery

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First Visiting Professor of Inspiration and Discovery at the University of Dundee (Scotland)

April 1, 2004

2004

First Visiting Professor of Inspiration and Discovery at the University of Dundee (Scotland)

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2004 – Made Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy

January 1, 2004

2004

Made Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy

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2002 – Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee University

January 1, 2002

2002

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee University

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2000 – Appointed Professor of Sculpture, Royal Academy Schools, London

January 1, 2000
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2000

Appointed Professor of Sculpture, Royal Academy Schools, London

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1999 – Visiting Professor, Sculpture Department, Edinburgh College of Art

January 1, 1999
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1999

Visiting Professor, Sculpture Department, Edinburgh College of Art

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1998 – Elected Member of the RCA

January 1, 1998
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1998

Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Arts

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1992 Won Lord Provost’s Award, RGI, Glasgow

January 1, 1992

1992

Won Lord Provost’s Award, RGI, Glasgow

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1988 Nominated for the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London

January 1, 1988

1988

Nominated for the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London

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1979-82 Royal College of Art (RCA), London

January 1, 1979
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1979 – 1982

Royal College of Art (RCA), London

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1978 SED major travelling scholarship

January 1, 1978

1978

SED major travelling scholarship

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1977-SED minor travelling scholarship

January 1, 1977

1977

SED minor travelling scholarship

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1976-Duncan of Drumfork Travelling Scholarship

January 1, 1976

1976

Duncan of Drumfork Travelling Scholarship

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Pat Holmes Memorial Prize

January 1, 1975

1975

Pat Holmes Memorial Prize

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1974-79 Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee (Scotland)

January 1, 1974
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1974 – 1979

Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee (Scotland)

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1956 – Born in Methil, Fife (Scotland)

January 1, 1956
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1956

Born in Methil, Fife (Scotland)

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2015
  • Apr-June

    Precious Light, Centre of Turin, Italy

  • June-Jul

    Mach Goes Commando, DLI Museum, Durham

2013
  • Feb-March

    David Mach, New Works, Forum Gallery, NY

  • May-June

    Precious Light - Palazzo Frangini, Venice

  • Aug-Oct

    “Mach goes Commando”, Lochgelly

2012
  • July

    David Mach-Precious Light, Galway, Ireland

  • Nov-Dec

    Mach-Mania : the David Mach Show, Opera Gallery, HK

2010
  • Oct

    “Iconography”, Opera Gallery, London

2011
  • Jul-Oct

    David Mach-Precious Light, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

2009
  • 2009

    Mach, Opera Gallery, Geneva

2008
  • July-Aug

    “Size doesn’t matter”, Art Center de Vishal, Haarlem, Holland
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlVcplxQZho

  • Oct

    “Breaking Images”, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Oct

    “David Mach”, DUTAC, Dubai

  • Oct-Nov

    “Tête à Tête”, Jill George Gallery, London

2007
  • Feb-April

    “David Mach-In Seine”, Opera Garnier, Paris

  • April-May

    “David Mach”, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles

  • May-June

    “Postcard Collages”, Jill George Gallery, London

  • Sept-Nov

    “Iconography”, Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • Nov-Jan

    “David Mach”, Forum Gallery, NY

2006
  • March

    “David Mach”, Dundee

  • Oct-Nov

    “Visit London”, Touring exhibition, London, Milan, Berlin, Barcelona

  • Oct-Nov

    “The State of Heads”, Jill George Gallery, London

  • Oct-Nov

    “Fortune”, Mint Club, Hong Kong

2005
  • March-April

    “New Collages and Sculpture, Forum Gallery, NY

2004
  • Oct-Nov

    “New Collages”, Jill Georges Gallery, London

2003
  • Sept-Nov

    “Straight Up”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

2002
  • Jan

    Drawings, Marks & Spencer Head Office, London

  • March-Sept

    “Hell Bent”, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

  • Oct

    “New Collages of London”, Jill Georges Gallery, London

2001
  • April-Jan

    Touring exhibition of original artwork of “Portrait of Britain” – 17 different venues

  • Oct-Nov

    Galerie IUFM Confluence(s), Lyon

  • Nov

    Hugo Boss, Rome, Italy

  • Nov

    “David Mach”, Galeria Communale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome

2000
  • June

    “The Mild Bunch”, APT Gallery, London

  • Aug

    “David Mach at the Advance Factory”, Kilkenny

  • Sept-Oct

    “Species”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • Sept-Oct

    “New Drawings”, Jill George Gallery, London

1999
  • 1999

    “The National Portrait” commissioned for the Self Portrait Zone, The Dome, Greenwich, London

1998
  • May-July

    “Columns”, CRDC, Nantes, France

  • May-July

    “Drawings”, École des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

  • June

    “Train”, Darlington, UK

  • Sept-Dec

    “David Mach”, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

  • Oct-Dec

    Touring Exhibition of Drawings, Cyprus

  • Nov-Jan

    “The Great Outdoors”, Centre for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati. USA

1997
  • March

    “David Mach”, Laurence Graham, London

  • April-Sept

    “Heavy Duty”, Hamumche Gallery, Tel-Aviv

  • June-Sept

    “The Last Detail”, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris

  • June-July

    “New Drawings”, Jill George Gallery, London

  • Oct

    “The Revels”, International Arts Festival, Melbourne

1996
  • June-July

    “Naked”, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

  • Sept-Dec

    Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull

1995
  • March-May

    “Whirl”, Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge

  • May-June

    “David Mach: Sculpture”, Sunderland City Art Gallery

  • July-Oct

    Matchheads”, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

  • Nov-Dec

    “Drawings”, Jill George Gallery, London

  • Nov-Dec

    “David Mach”, Galerie Andate/Ritorno, Geneva

1994
  • Jan-April

    “Fully Furnished”, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

  • March-June

    “Freeze”, Musée Leon Dierx, Reunion Island

  • April-May

    “Drawings”, CASK, Kitakyushu (Japan)

  • April-May

    “Hako”, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

  • May-June

    “Likeness Guaranteed”, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

  • July-Aug

    “Headcase”, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

  • Aug-Sept

    Sculpture Installation in the Sun Pavilion, Harrogate

  • Nov-Dec

    “Temple at Tyre”, Leith Docks, Edinburgh

  • Dec

    “David Mach”. Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

1993
  • March-May

    “David Mach: Sculpture”, Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

  • April-June

    “Between the Lines”, Hakone Open-Air Museum (Japan)

  • May-Sept

    “David Mach: New Work”, Studio Casoli, Milan

  • Sept-Oct

    “Square Town/Town Square”, Seagate Gallery, Dundee

  • Sept-Oct

    “Matchheads”, the Gallery, Essex University, Colchester

  • Dec-Jan

    “Flayed, Stretched and Tanned”, Walsall Art Gallery, Walsall

1992
  • Jan-Feb

    Orpheus Gallery, Belfast

  • March-April

    Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY

  • May-Aug

    “Welcome to Euromach”, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris

1991
  • April-Aug

    “David Mach: Sculpture”, Ace Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

  • May-Aug

    “David Mach: Sculpture”, Maurice Keitelman Gallery, Brussels

  • July

    Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago

  • Oct-April

    “It Takes Two”, Euston Square Gardens, London

1990
  • March-April

    “Here to stay”, Tramway, Glasgow

  • May

    “Chicago Trophies”, Chicago Art Fair, Chicago

  • June-July

    “Over to the Right a Bit”, House of Ukrainian Artists, Kiev

  • Oct-Nov

    “Creature Comforts”, Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, Pittsburgh

1989
  • Jan-Feb

    “Stream of Consciousness”, Artspace, San Francisco

  • Jan-March

    “David Mach”, FGG Gallery, Frankfurt

  • Feb-April

    “Tamed, Trained and Framed”, Maurice Keitelman Gallery, Brussels

  • June-Aug

    “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité-A New Utopia”, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris

  • June

    “Ploughman’s Lunch”, Middleton Hall, Milton Keynes

  • Aug

    “Kissin Cousins”, Hamburg Messe, Hamburg

  • Sept-Oct

    “Along Classic Lines”, Melbourne Spoleto Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

  • Oct-Nov

    “Home Cookin”, Galerie 175, Brussels

  • Oct-Nov

    “Wet and Dry”, Cultural Centre, Madrid

  • Dec-Jan

    “Five easy Pieces”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY

  • Dec-March

    “A Hair’s Breadth”, Brooklyn Museum, NY

1988
  • March-June

    “A Hundred and One Dalmatians”, Tate Gallery, London

  • April-May

    Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada)

  • May-June

    “A Million Miles Away”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY

  • May-Nov

    “Signs of Life”, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt (Belgium)

  • May

    “Multi-Storey Car Park”, BBC Television Centre, London

  • Aug

    “A Nice Location”, Kawasaki City Museum, Tokyo

  • Sept-Jan

    The Art that Came Apart”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal

  • Oct-Dec

    “David Mach”, Galerie Ek’Ymose 1, Bordeaux

  • Nov-Dec

    “Parvis 2”, Tarbes (France)

  • Nov-Dec

    Galerie Antada/Ritorno, Geneva

1987
  • May

    Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Centre du Verre, Paris

  • June-July

    “Si avui t’endinses en els boscos”, Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona

  • June-Sept

    “Adding Fuel to the Fire”, Metronom Gallery, Barcelona

  • Sept-Oct

    “Natural Causes”, Wiener Secession, Vienna

  • Oct-Dec

    One of two British Representatives at the 19th Biennale, Sao Paolo

  • Dec

    “Chinese Whispers”, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1986
  • Jan

    Cleveland Art Gallery, Middlesbrough

  • April

    “David Mach Roadshow”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, NY

  • April-May

    Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto

  • June-Aug

    Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning (Denmark)

  • Aug

    “Fuel for the Fire”, Riverside Studios, London

  • Aug-Sept

    Seagate Gallery, Dundee

  • Sept-Oct

    “If you go down to the woods”, Corner House, Manchester
    “Chimney Sweep”, Town Hall, Manchester

  • Nov

    Sherratt & Hughes Bookshop, Leadenhall market, London

  • Dec

    National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford

  • Dec-Jan

    Hacienda Club, Manchester

1985
  • Feb-April

    “Towards a Landscape”, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

  • Oct-Nov

    Galerie Foksal, Warsaw

  • Dec

    Stoke City Museum, Stoke-on-Trent

1983
  • Jan

    Mock Shop, Kingston Polytechnic, London

  • Sept-Oct

    Castaways, Galerie Antada/Ritorno, Geneva

  • Nov-Dec

    Ateliers Contemporains d’Arts Plastiques, St Brieuc, France

  • Nov

    Polaris, Installation made out of old Tyres, outside the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank London

1982
  • Aug-Sept

    Lisson Gallery, London

  • Nov

    New 57 Gallery, London

  • Dec-Jan

    Galerie t Venster, Rotterdam

1981
  • March

    Richard Booth Bookshop, Hay-on Wye (Wales)

2015
  • Apr-June

    Royal Scottish Academy 189th Annual Exhibition

  • July

    Two Over Par, David Mach & Harold Riley, Fraser Gallery, St Andrews

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

2014
  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • Sept-Oct

    The Thief, Crucible 2, Pangolin, Gloucester Cathedral

  • Oct-Nov

    What Marcel Duchamps taught me, The Fine Art Society, London

  • Nov-Jan

    Open Art Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  • Nov-Feb

    Post Pop: East Meets West,The Saatchi Gallery, London

2013
  • Feb-March

    Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London

  • April-May

    Odyssey, Bo.Lee Gallery, UK

  • May-July

    Royal Scottish Academy 187th Annual Exhibition

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • June-July

    The Many Faces of David Bowie, Opera London2015

  • Apr-June

    Royal Scottish Academy 189th Annual Exhibition

  • July

    Two Over Par, David Mach & Harold Riley, Fraser Gallery, St Andrews

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

2012
  • Feb

    “Ron Arad / David Mach”, Opera Gallery, Singapore

  • Feb-March

    “Rehab, Tribute to Duchamp”, Opera Gallery, Seoul

  • March

    Twelve Royal Academicians In Edinburgh, The Scottish Gallery, Scotland

  • May-June

    The British Cut, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

  • May-June

    “I want to be loved by you, ...” Opera Gallery, Paris

  • June

    David Mach and Julian Opie, Opera Gallery Geneva

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • June-Sept

    A Celebration, Beaux Arts, London

  • July-Aug

    “Visage”, Opera Gallery, Seoul

  • Oct-Nov

    RA Now, Royal Academy of Arts, London

  • Nov-Dec

    Uncommon Ground – Alternative Realities, Forum Gallery, NY

  • Nov-Jan 13

    The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, London

  • Dec

    Miami Project with Forum Gallery, Miami

2011
  • Feb-March

    “Already Made”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • March

    “Beast”, Pangolin Gallery, London

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • July-Sept

    Royal Academicians, Seongnam Art Centre, South Korea

  • Sept-Jan 12

    The Power of Making, V&A, London

  • Oct

    Tohoku-Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Dec-Jan 12

    The Masters, Galerie de L’alpage III, France

2010
  • Feb-March

    “Au-delà du reel”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London
    David Mach makes the headlines with an impressive gorilla made out of coat hangers “Silver Streak” over 9’ tall

  • Sept-Oct

    “Crucible” Gloucester Cathedral, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, Gloucestershire

  • Nov-Jan 11

    “10 Dialogues: Richard Demarco, Scotland and the European Avant-Garde” The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  • Nov-Jan 11

    “Academicians”- Eileen Cooper,David Mach, Neil McPherson, Michael Visocchi, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

  • Nov

    “10 Dialogues: Richard Demarco, Scotland and the European Avant-Garde” The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2009
  • Feb-April

    “Influence Pop”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • March-April

    “The Scottish Show”, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, USA

  • May-Sept

    “Inspired”, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow

  • May-Sept

    “Vraoum ! Tresors de la bande dessinée et Art contemporain”, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

  • June

    “March & Fieldler”, Opera Gallery, NY

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • July-Sept

    Signal 8: Summer Salon Show”, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Sept-Oct

    Edition, Edition, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast

2008
  • March

    Art Moderne, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • July

    “The Opening”, Opera Gallery, Monaco

  • July-Aug

    “New Acquisitions”, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

  • Sept-Oct

    “Icons”, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate

  • Sept-Nov

    “Traces of Siamese Smile: Art+Faith+Politics+Love” Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Oct

    “The Scottish Show”, University of Las Vegas, USA

  • Nov

    Opening Emotions, Opera Gallery, Dubai

  • Nov-Jan

    Sterling Stuff II, Pangolin, London

2007
  • Feb-April

    “David Mach in Seine”, Opera Garnier, Paris

  • April-May

    “Rummage”, Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester

  • April-June

    “David Mach”, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • June-August

    “The Contemporary Landscape Show”, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

  • June-July

    “Summer Exhibition, Royal Academicians”, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate

  • Sept-Nov

    “Iconography”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • Nov-Jan 08

    “David Mach”, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2006
  • March

    Observation and Transcendence: person and Object in Art, Taiwan

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • June-Sept

    “Oink, Moo, Baa: Animals in Art”, Delaware Centre for contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

  • Sept-Jan 07

    “Il était une fois Walt Disney-Aux sources de l’Art des Studios Disney”, Galerie National du Grand Palais

  • Oct

    “FIAC 2006-Tuileries”, monumental sculptures, Parc des Tuileries, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • Dec-May 07

    “Off the Walls”, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

2005
  • April-Jan 06

    “Royal Academicians in China”, Beijing, April; Shanghai, Sept; Royal Academy London, Dec-Jan 2006

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • July-Oct

    “Soul”, Episcopal Seminar of Bruges, Bruges, Belgium

  • July-Sept

    “Effervescence, la sculpture “anglaise” dans les collections publiques françaises de 1969-1989”, Musée des Beaux Arts d’Angers

  • Sept-Oct

    “The Reality Show: The Big Picture”, Fergusson Gallery, Peninsula Fine Arts Centre, Newport News, VA

2004
  • Feb-March

    “Winter Show”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

  • Nov-Jan 05

    “Happy Birthday”, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris

2003
  • Jan-March

    “So British”, Collection of Institut d’art contemporain de Villerbanne, FRAC Rhônes-Alpes, Galeries Poirel, Nancy

  • April-Sept

    “2003 Beaufort”, PMMK, Musée d’art Moderne d’Ostende, Belgium; Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset

  • June-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • June-Nov

    “La Fête”, ,touring exhibition, espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France; Museo Valenciano de la illustracion y la modernidad, Valencia, Spain

2002
  • Feb

    British Society of Graduate Artists and Designers Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

  • July-Oct

    “London Underground”, Fine Art Museum, Taipei

2001
  • Feb-Sept

    “Between Earth and Heaven”, PMMK, Ostend

  • May-Aug

    Royal Academy Summer Show, RA, London

  • May-02

    “One Tree”, travelling exhibition

  • June-Sept

    “Carnaval des Animaux”, Den Haag

  • June-Dec

    Galerie Het Cleyne Huys, La Haye, Holland

  • Sept-Nov

    “London Underground”, Sungkok Museum, Seoul

  • Oct-Nov

    “In collaboration with David Mach” AT Kearney Ltd, London

  • Dec

    “2001 International Container Arts Festival”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2000
  • March-June

    L’Homme qui marche...”, Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

  • June-Sept

    “People in Motion”, Den Haag

  • Oct-Nov

    Eye of the Storm”, Parco la Mandria, Turin

  • Oct

    “Artaid 2000, Vinopolis Gallery, London At Home with Art” touring exhibition started at Tate Britain and then various venues in England

1999
  • June-Sept

    “Sculptuur 99, Den Haag

1998
  • Jan-March

    “Contemporary Sculpture”, Ace Art Inc., NY

  • April-May

    “min or meer”, Amstelven, Tidjelik, Holland

  • Oct-1999

    “Transistors”, Hashimoto Museum of Art, Morioka, Japan; Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

1997
  • Jan-Oct

    “A Cloudburst of Material Possessions”, touring exhibition

  • May-July

    “David Mach and Zadok Ben-David”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1996
  • April-May

    “Framed”, with Harald Vlugt, Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam

  • Sept-Oct

    “Sculpture in the Close”, Jesus College, Cambridge

  • Nov-Jan

    “30 Artistes pour la Liberté”, Elac, Lyon

1995
  • June

    “Dialogues de Paix”, Palais des Nations, Geneva

1994
  • June-Sept

    “British Sculpture”, Beaux Arts, London

  • July-Sept

    “Summer Show”, William Jackson Gallery, London

  • Oct

    “A Changing World: Fifty Years of Sculpture from the British Council Collection”, The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg

  • Dec

    Absolut Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

1993
  • March-April

    “Vormin Herhaling”, Jansen & Kooy, Amsterdam

  • May-June

    “Summer Seen” William Jackson Gallery, London

  • Sept-Jan

    Sculpture Garden, Lewisham Town Centre, London

1992
  • Jan-Feb

    “Challenging Perspectives”, Ash Gallery, Edinburgh

  • June

    “New Purchases, National Art Collection Fund”, Sothebys, London

  • June-July

    Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Millfield School, Somerset

  • June-Aug

    “Sculpture Biennal”, Jesus College, Cambridge

  • Sept

    “Critics Choice”, Cooling Gallery, London

  • Nov

    “Decade Show”, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, City Museum and Art Galleries and various sites around Dundee

  • Dec

    “The Selected Line”, William Jackson Gallery, London

1991
  • March-April

    “Guillaume Bijl, Marcel Duchamp, David Mach, Jurg Moser, Carmen Perrin”, Galerie Moi-Farine, Geneva

  • May

    William Jackson Gallery, London

  • June-Aug

    “Summer Exhibition”, Royal Academy of Art, London

  • June-Aug

    “Kunst Europa”, Karlsruhe (Germany)

  • June-Aug

    “Selected Artists”, Galerie Nikki Marquardt, Paris

  • July-Sept

    “Virtue and Vision: Sculpture and Scotland 1540-1990”, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  • Aug-Sept

    “Espace”, Sculptors’ Society of Ireland, Dublin

  • Nov

    “Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings”, William Jackson Gallery, London

1990
  • Jan-Feb

    “Guillaume Bijl, David Mach, Carmen Perrin”, Galerie Andata/Ritorno, Geneva

  • Feb-March

    “Scottish Art Since 1990”, Scottish Gallery, London

  • Feb-March

    “Scottish Art Since 1900”, Barbican, London

  • May-Sept

    National Garden Festival, Gateshead

  • May-Sept

    “Three Scottish Sculptors”, Biennale, Venice

  • June-Aug

    “Die Collectie Alsnoch”, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt (Belgium)

  • July-Aug

    “Sculptors Work on Paper”, Flowers East, London

  • July-Nov

    “New Purchases”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

  • Aug-June

    “British Art Now: A Subjective View”, touring exhibition in Japan visiting Setagaya Museum, Tokyo; Fukuoka Art Museum; Nagoya City Art Museum; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art; and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

1989
  • Feb-March

    Opening exhibition, Barbizon Gallery, Glasgow

  • June-Aug

    “Scottish Art Since 1900”, National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

  • July

    “Contemporary British Art, Hammond Gallery, Lancaster, Ohio

  • Aug-Sept

    Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London

1988
  • Feb-March

    “New Directions: New Attitudes in Scottish Art”, touring exhibition in Yugoslavia

  • May

    “New British Art”, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

  • June-July

    “Wakefield 100”, Wakefield

  • July

    Henley Arts Festival, Henley-on-Thames

  • Sept-Jan

    British Arts Retrospective, touring exhibition in France

  • Feb-March

    Off the Beaten Track”, UK/LA Festival, UCLA, Los Angeles

1987
  • Jan

    “2D/3D”, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon Tyne

  • Jan-Feb

    Sutton College of Further Education, Sutton, Coldfield

  • March

    Idsall School, Shifnal, Shropshire

  • April-May

    City Artists Gallery, London

  • May-June

    “The British Edge”, ICA, Boston

  • May-June

    “Stichting Art Paper 87”, Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht

  • July

    “Zomerfestyn 87”, Amsterdam

  • Aug-Oct

    “Century 87”, Amsterdam

  • Aug

    “Black and White”, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

  • Aug-Oct

    “The Vigorous Imagination”, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

  • Sept-Oct

    “Metal and Motion”, Brighton

  • Sept-Oct

    “The Vessel”, Serpentine Gallery, London

  • Oct

    “International Iron Sculpture Symposium”, Kitakyushu (Japan)

1986
  • April

    “Conversions”, Germans van Eck Gallery, NY

  • May

    “Sculpture in the City”, Bath

  • May-July

    “Spring Fling”, Edinburgh

  • June-Oct

    International Garden Festival, Stoke-on Trent

  • July-Aug

    Batley Art Gallery, Huddersfield

  • Aug-Sept

    “Painting and Sculpture Today: 1986”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

  • Oct

    “Contrariwise”, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

1985
  • Feb-March

    “Still Life”, Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York

  • May

    “Royal Scotsman”, (production and exhibition of work on Royal Scottish Train)

  • May-Sept

    “Beelden op de Berg”, Wageningen (The Netherlands)

  • June

    “The interim Art Wall, Ceiling Floor Show”, with Artangel Roadshow, London

  • June-Oct

    “Automobiennale”, Middlelheim Museum, Antwerp

  • June-Dec

    “David Mach, Colin Nicholas”, London Business School, London

  • Sept

    Canterbury Fringe Festival

  • Oct

    “Impulse”, Galerie Loehrl, Monchengladbach (Germany)
    All year Scottish Travelling Drawing Show
    All year FRAC de Rhônes-Alpes Touring exhibition in France

1984
  • Feb

    “New Directions”, Cleveland Art Gallery, Middlesbrough

  • March

    “Plus Value”, Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris

  • March

    “Acquisitions”, Fond Régional Art Contemporain de Rhônes-Alpes (France)

  • May-Oct

    International Garden Festival, Liverpool

  • June

    “Art Within Reach”, Air Gallery, London

  • July-Sept

    “Paper Trails”, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

  • Aug-Sept

    “Repeats”, Coracle Press, London

  • Aug

    “Demarcation”, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh

  • Sept

    “Festival à la Bastion”, Geneva

  • Sept

    “Art bon the Map”, Canterbury Fringe Festival, Canterbury

  • Oct

    “L’Hotel Revisité” (presented by FondationCharles Jourdan), Avenue de New York, Paris

  • Nov-Dec

    “Low-Tech”, Coracle Press at Rees Martin Fine Art Services, London

1983
  • Jan-March

    "Truc et Troc, Leçons des choses”, ARC, Paris

  • April-May

    “Young Blood”, Riverside Studios, London

  • May-June

    “Beelden/Sculpture”, Lijnbaancentrum, Rotterdam

  • May-Sept

    “Necessités”, Chateau de la Roche Jagu, Brittany

  • July

    “Danse à Aix”, Aix en Provence

  • July-Sept

    “Diagonale”, Espace Montevideo, Antwerp

  • Aug-Sept

    “British Sculpture 83”, Hayward Gallery, London

  • Aug-Sept

    “Sculptors’ Drawings”, Air Gallery, London

  • Oct

    “Sculpture Symposium”, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Oct-Dec

    “Arts 83”, Ateneum Museum, Helsinki

  • Nov

    “Art Ink 83”, ICA, London

1982
  • Feb-March

    Hildebrandtstrasse, Dosseldorf

  • July-Aug

    “Sculpture at teh Open Air Theatre”, Regent’s Park, London

  • Oct-Nov

    “London/New York”, Lisson Gallery, London

2015
  • Feb

    Phantom, commissioned by Morrisons Supermarkets, Scotland

2014
  • June

    War Memorial, Leven, Scotland

2012
  • June

    The Vinadio Giants, VIAPAC Project, Regione Piemonte, Vinadio, Italy

2011
  • July

    “It Takes two to Tango” Ville de Marseille

2002
  • March

    Collage Portrait of Glasgow commissioned by Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow

2000
  • May

    Unveiled “Scramble”, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, second sculpture commissioned by Chesterfield Council

  • May

    Unveiled “Good Guys, Bad Guys”, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, sculpture commissioned by Chesterfield Council

1999
  • June

    Unveiled “Big Heids”, three sculptures sited by the M8 motorway in North Lanark, Scotland, commissioned by North Lanark Council

  • Dec

    Installed “A National Portrait”, a 225’x10’ collage of Britain, commissioned by the NMEC for the Self Portrait Zone of the Millennium Dome at Greenwich

1998
  • Oct

    Installed gargoyle sculpture commissioned by the town of Nicosia, Cyprus

1997
  • Jan

    Installed “It Takes Two”, on Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, fir Sidney International Arts Festival

  • June

    Unveiled “Train”, Britain’s largest contemporary public sculpture in Darlington, commissioned by Darlington Council, Morrison Supermarkets and Northern Arts

1996
  • Oct

    “Urn”, commissioned for their collection by McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

  • Dec

    Installed “Some of the People”, Partick Underground Station, Glasgow, commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of the Underground

1994
  • Sept

    “Kiss and Tell”, second commission for Union de Banques Suisses, Geneva

  • Nov-Dec

    “Temple at Tyre”, Leith Docks, Edinburgh, commissioned by Edinburgh City Council to support their bid to be City of Architecture and Design

1993
  • Aug

    “All around the Houses”, commissioned by Union de Banques Suisses for their new headquarters building in Geneva

1989
  • Dec

    “Out of Order”, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames