July 13 2015
My Signature Etched on Copper Plate
My signature’s on the way to Spain to be attached to Sara, my latest sculpture commissioned by an advertising company in Madrid. I etched a copper plate using sugar-lift and ferric acid
14 May 2015
My Open Studio
Second Floor Studios & Arts are having the Open Studio event this weekend. Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, my studio will be open 11.00 – 18.00 on both days. Studio 17, Unit 0, entrance by the river past the boat
I will be selling paintings, etchings and drawings, all connected to the human figure in movement
Follow me on twitter: @McKay_Sally
16 April 2015
Where to See My Work in 2015
1a Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ
I am one of 32 artist-printmakers running a printmakers gallery to display and sell our work in Greenwich. I show 1 – 3 framed prints each month as well as unframed work in the browsers. The spring exhibition ends on 3rd May, with a new hang on 5th May.
Bourneside Gallery. No 1 North Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1DN
Exhibiting with Greenwich Printmakers 31st March – 25th April
Open Studios. Second Floor Studios & Arts
Studio 17, Unit 0, Riverside entrance, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
16th – 17th May 11.00am – 6.00pm
Jack House Gallery. 121 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HW
25th June – 1st August. 10.00am – 6.00pm. Group show
Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, EH14 1RJ
13th – 15th November Open 11am daily
Studio 17, Unit 0, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
21st, 22nd November 11.00am – 6.00pm
Beyond Print. No Format Gallery.
Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
November and December, dates and more information to follow soon.
9 November 2014
Where to see my work, November & December 2014
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 November 2014 10.00 – 5.00pm
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
My 2 plate etching: Rapidly Scrawled Life, edition of 30, will be part of the ING Discerning Eye exhibition which opens next Thursday. My etching was selected by the Curator, Writer and Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery, Simon Martin.
OPEN STUDIOS weekend
Sat Nov 15 – Sun 16 Nov 11.00 – 18.00
My studio is Studio 17, Unit 0 I will be showing new etchings, sculpture, painting and drawing
Wednesday 12 November – 14 January 2015
I will show 3 new etchings in the group show
Gerald Moore Gallery. Group show
Saturday 29 November – 24 January
15 September 2014
Today I returned to Harrods Fine Watch Room to see my most recent sculpture commissioned by Baume & Mercier to celebrate the launch of their new ladies collection, Promesse. On my first visit I was told that it was a marketing success and again this time was told how well it is being received. The sculpture surface is now full of padlocks, many with personal messages written on. Although the padlocks have now run out I am told there are more on the way. Behind the sculpture there is a interview with me filmed in my studio while I’m working on the sculpture.
Years ago when I was an art student at Goldsmiths College I worked in Harrods during the summer sales in the china department. As the doors opened to the public on the first day of the sales we were told to be still and listen, a distant rumble became a deafening roar, it was the pounding of hundreds of feet and they all seemed to be coming our way: the Summer Sales had begun! An enjoyable time, I made lasting friendships earning enough to pay my student rent and take a great holiday on a Greek Island with 9 others.
4 September 2014
You may remember that in June I was commissioned by the luxury Swiss watch brand, Baume & Mercier, to create a 5 x’s life size wire sculpture of two hands with little fingers entwined in the ‘Pinkie Promise’, the sculpture was made to celebrate the launch of the new ladies collection, Promesse. The sculpture is already a great marketing success, from the Marketing and Communications Manager: “The sculpture has been in Harrods for almost a week now and the response has been fantastic”. Visitors to the Fine Watch Room in Harrods can collect a padlock at the Baume & Mercier stand to lock to the sculpture, a pen is available to write your message, you keep the key.
Since the launch in London at the ICA in June the sculpture has travelled to Singapore to launch Promesse and later in the year will be in New York and Dubai. Just wish I could go too.
Wednesday 16 July
Free entry for all the family to the beautiful grounds of the English Heritage site, Eltham Palace. Enjoy pop-up performances of dance, theatre, music and circus, a vintage ballroom in the Great Hall and creative workshops.
Join Max, Gaby and myself in the Dry Moat to make a clay model to take home, make an origami Crane becoming a part of the International Peace Crane Project and lets Draw Together, all art workshops are for all ages.
25 June 2014
Over the last month I have been working on an exciting commission for the luxury Swiss watch brand, Baume & Mercier. I was asked to create a sculpture for the UK market in celebration of the launch of the new ladies collection, Promesse.
From the press release: “Taking inspiration from the infamous love locks attached to bridges and landmarks all over the world binding people’s love for eternity, Baume & Mercier has adapted the concept to celebrate and emphasise the special promise that this act creates between two individuals. Drawing on childhood traditions and evoking joyful memories, Sally McKay has created a sculpture portraying a ‘pinkie promise’ detailing two hands with the little fingers entwined. The hand-crafted sculpture signifies a long lasting bond between two people capturing and cementing this special moment. Each time a a promise is made it will be sealed by attaching a specially made Baume & Mercier Promesse padlock to the sculpture. ”
Photographer Miranda Parry visited my studio to take pictures of the work in progress and of course the launch event at the ICA. Here are a few of those pictures
From the press release: “The sculpture of the hands will be displayed in a special Promesse exhibition in the Fine Watch Room on the Ground Floor at Harrods during September. In store customers will be able to collect a padlock to seal their promise to the striking and unique creation”