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.

2011
  • Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art
  • Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award 2011 winner for Precious Light
2006-2010
  • Elected to the board of the National Portrait Gallery
2004
  • First Visiting Professor of Inspiration and Discovery at the University of Dundee (Scotland)
  • Made Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy
2002
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee University
2000
  • Appointed Professor of Sculpture, Royal Academy Schools, London
1999
  • Visiting Professor, Sculpture Department, Edinburgh College of Art
1998
  • Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Arts
1992
  • Won Lord Provost’s Award, RGI, Glasgow
1988
  • Nominated for the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London
1979 – 1982
  • Royal College of Art (RCA), London
1978
  • SED major travelling scholarship
1977
  • SED major travelling scholarship
1976
  • Duncan of Drumfork Travelling Scholarship
1975
  • Pat Holmes Memorial Prize
1974 – 1979
  • Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee (Scotland)
1956
  • Born in Methil, Fife (Scotland)
2019
  • Apr-May

    "Waves", Newspaper Installation, Chester Cathedral

  • Aug-Sept

    "The Paper to Prove It", Royal Scottish Academy

2018
  • Apr

    "Against The Tide", Newspaper Installation, CassArt, Glasgow

  • Jun

    "Commando Collage", Cupar Arts, Scotland

  • Jul

    "Rock n' Roll", Newspaper Installation, Galway, Ireland

  • Jul

    "MACHnificient", Henley Festival

  • Sept

    "Signs of Life", Collaboration Mach/Adesina, Bolee Gallery, London

2017
  • Mar

    David Mach – Alternative Facts - Dadiani Fine Art, London

  • May-Jun

    Incoming – Newspaper Installation – Griffin Gallery, London

  • Jun-Aug

    Mach Goes Commando, Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham

  • Sept

    Fire Station Centre, “Against the Tide”, Outwith Festival, Dunfermline

2016
  • Jan-Feb

    Mach Goes Commando, Shetlands Art Development Agency

  • Mar-Apr

    Golgotha, Chester Cathedral

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

2011
  • Jul-Oct

    David Mach-Precious Light, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

2010
  • Oct

    “Iconography”, Opera Gallery, London

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
    • 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

    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)

    2019
    • Feb

      The Corridor Exhibition, Chelsea Arts Club

    2018
    • Jan-Mar

      Burns Unbroke

    • May-Jun

      RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy

    • May-Jul

      The Revelation of the Head, Messums Wiltshire

    • Jun-Jul

      RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy

    • Jun-Aug

      Royal Academy Summer Show and Selection Committee Member
      Under Siege/Members Only/Meteorite/Full Metal Jacket/The Battle of Burlington House

    • Jul-Aug

      Assemblage, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

    • Sept

      The North Sea, Outwith Festival, Dunfermline
      (Dark Matter)

    2017
    • Mar

      David Mach – Alternative Facts - Dadiani Fine Art, London

    • May-Jun

      Incoming – Newspaper Installation – Griffin Gallery, London

    • Jun-Aug

      Mach Goes Commando, Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham

    • Sept

      Fire Station Centre, “Against the Tide”, Outwith Festival, Dunfermline

    2016
    • Jan-Feb

      Mach Goes Commando, Shetlands Art Development Agency

    • Mar-Apr

      Golgotha, Chester Cathedral

    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

    2011
    • Jul-Oct

      David Mach-Precious Light, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

    2010
    • Oct

      “Iconography”, Opera Gallery, London

    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
    • 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