David Mach’s epic fire breathing sculpture ‘Hell Bent’ will be installed on Black Heath, London until 12th August as part of Deptford X Contemporary Arts Festival.


David talks about his upbringing, influences and the Fife landscape for BBC Inspired Scotland.  Listen below or download the podcast here.

BBC Inspired Scotland David Mach Episode by David Mach Studio

The Precious Light exhibition at Galway Arts Festival is about to draw to a close.  The show, housed in the specially constructed Absolut Festival Gallery, built within Galway shopping centre, has had a fantastic reception on its second outing.  Thanks to team at Galway Arts Festival for the excellent photos of the show and the short film above.

Here, Reverend Patrick Towers discusses his thoughts on the show and its appropriation of the King James Bible.



Great feature from the Irish Times on Precious Light.  The show opens today and runs until 29th July.

THE SCOTTISH ARTIST David Mach made his reputation with a series of monumental sculptural installations and public artworks in the 1980s.

Using, primarily, thousands of recycled magazines and everyday objects, from cars to canoes, he created vast spectacles that were overwhelming not just in terms of their industrial scale but for their sheer intricacy and workmanship. Mostly they were ephemeral, destined to disappear forever as exhibitions ended. Within a few years of graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, in 1982, he was in the thick of a punishing schedule of artistic production that hasn’t slackened since.


David was invited to contribute a customized British classic telephone box to the BT Artbox project.

A range of artists and designers submitted boxes that are being displayed across London.

David’s box, titled T for Fucking Telephone‘, in front of Covent Garden Market.


David Mach’s ‘Precious Light‘, a celebration of the King James Bible in sculpture, collage and words, will be exhibited as part of this year’s Galway Arts Festival.

The show, a massive success at Edinburgh’s four floor City Art Centre last summer, will be shown from the 16th to 29th July.

For more information, images and films from Precious Light please see to the dedicated online gallery.

The ‘Vinadio Giants’ are two brand new pieces of public sculpture by David Mach, about to be unveiled in Vinadio, Italy.


In honour of the Diamond Jubilee, David has a piece in this show at Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

David will be exhibiting work at his studio, in conjunction with the Havelock Walk open studios, over two weekends in May:

12th-13th & 19th – 20th May 2012, 11am – 6pm.  There is a private view at 6pm-9pm Saturday 12th May, followed by special performances and Live Music.

There will be between 80-100 works available as part of a special sale of Collage, Prints, Sculpture and drawings.

The works will be simultaneously shown and available to buy online during the time that the exhibition is open.

It goes live Saturday 12th May at davidmach.com/openstudio.

David will also be presenting a talk on his work on Saturday 19th May.

The studio will also be hosting an exhibition of works by David’s assistants entitled The Big Show.  Click here for more information.