Seeds of Life, The Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski
Bruce Mahalski is a Dunedin artist, known for his illustration, street murals, and sculpture incorporating animal bones. He is also the founder and curator of the Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery, a private museum of natural history, ethnographic objects, social history and his own bone sculptures. Bruce has had solo and group exhibitions of his art in a range of media in both New Zealand and England since 1996. To him bones are not symbols of death but celebrate the living forces which created them. His work attempts to pay tribute to these forces by building objects which look like they might have organically grown themselves.
Artist talk: Thursday 6 May 5:30pm at the gallery.
Visit Bruce's museum: https://www.royaldunedinmuseum.com
Image: Sister Skeleton Leaf, Bruce Mahalski, paper, leaf skeletons, bones and native timber.
Supported by Oasis Ōamaru