Tammy MacKay

Tammy’s work is often conceptualised as a series – recently her Rhinoceros series, Goat series and before that her 'Love [loss] & Identity' series.

All are a personal exploration of themes, 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 the themes and convey a subtle symbolism within their depiction.

Images from the 'Love [loss] and Identity' series and “Everlasting” from her Goat series were exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013, 2014 and 2015 consecutively.

Tammy 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 now living in the UK, her work still reflects the imagery of where she grew up. She exhibits widely in the UK and abroad, and has work included in a number of prolific collections in South Africa and the UK.