Tammy Mackay

Tammy Mackay

Putney, London, United Kingdom

About Tammy Mackay

My work is often a journey of feelings linked to an object, moment or past memory. Images have become both layered in process and layered in meaning. Animals and birds have become central to my current work and convey a subtle symbolism within their depiction. “Those Lost Forever” and “Gone but not Forgotten” were exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Both prints are from the completed Love [Loss] and Identity series. “Everlasting” was exhibited in 2015 at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, a print from my goat series.

I have always had a passion for printmaking, which has always been my main form of expression. Although I have used etching and monoprint as my primary mediums, I have always experimented with new techniques. More recently I have used photopolymer plates (solar plates) and drypoint. These techniques are often combined with hand drawn or hand coloured chine collé. Exploring and developing new techniques opens up new possibilities which I feel is essential to my development as an artist and printmaker. Each print, including my recent photopolymer prints, is hand printed using an etching press. Each one is part of a limited edition and is signed and numbered.


I grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and studied at Rhodes University in South Africa graduating with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking. Although I now live in the UK, my work still reflects the imagery of where I grew up. I exhibit my work in the UK and abroad, and have work included in corporate collections in South Africa.


Recent Exhibitions
2016 June: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with Gallery No 15
2016 April: The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
2015 December: Morley Gallery with Greenwich Printmakers
2015 November: Gallery No 15, Group Exhibition
2015 November: Edinburgh Art Fair with Greenwich Printmakers
2015 October: Affordable Art Fair Battersea, with Greenwich Printmakers
2015 October: The Other Art Fair, Truman Building, Brick Lane
2015 October: Wandsworth Artists Open House
2015 September: Original Print Show selected by Norman Ackroyd, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
2015 August: Love [Loss] & Memory Exhibition, Southwark Cathedral Refectory
2015 August: Greenwich Printmakers Featured Artist, Greenwich Printmakers Gallery
2015 June: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2015 June: Landmark Midsummer Art Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
2015 April: Bourneside Gallery, Dorking with Greenwich Printmakers
2015 April: History of Rowing in Putney, Putney Exhange
2015 April: The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London