COMMERCIAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION
Since the mid-eighties Bruce has provided commercial artwork, illustrations and cartoons for a wide range of applications including magazines, books, posters, stationery products, clothing and websites. Some of groups and organizations he has supplied work to include Learning Media, Gilt Edge Publishing, the Department of Conservation, the Ministry for the Environment, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature. His drawings and paintings of plants and animals have been reproduced in publications and websites all over the world. (See the Animal Illustrations and Commercial Artwork and the Gallery Pages for Examples of his work).
Bruce currently teaches screen-printing on fabric and paper at Williams School of Art (Inverlochy Art School) in Wellington and has previously taught screen-printing at both Masterton and Wellington Technical Colleges.(Weltech). He also sometimes teaches other childrens' and adults classes at Inverlochy including cartooning and illustration and has designed and helped run education programmes for the World Wide Fund for Nature, Forest and Bird and for the Island Bay Marine Education Centre. He is a long-serving committee member of Inverlochy Art School.
Inverlochy Art School - 3 Inverlochy Place - Wellington (just off the bottom of the Terrace) - Phone (04) 939 2177
Since 2005 Bruce has produced murals in New Zealand and Great Britain for private organizations, property companies and City Councils. He tries to make sure that where possible the mural reflects the local history of the area and compliments the building on which it is placed. Unlike most mural artists Bruce prefers the traditional technique of brushes rather than spray-cans. You can see more of his mural art on the GALLERY under SIGNS AND MURALS. One of Bruce's murals appears in the new book - Street Art of the World' (2012) by Garry Hunter (Arcturus Publishing).
If you would like to discuss getting a mural done on your site you can contact him at - email@example.com - or phone 021 0329 906.
Mural for Urban Space Management - Trinity Buoy Wharf - East India Docks - London - April 2012
In 2003, together with Forest and Bird’s Carol Knutson, he wrote, illustrated and published ‘Kiwi Creatures’ (a coloring and conservation handbook) which sold out its print runs of 4000 copies. A second book with Carol, ‘Amazing Animals of New Zealand’ , was published in 2007 but is also no longer available.
Mahalski is also a keen social historian and in 2005 he wrote two educational children’s books about New Zealand’s social history for Gilt Edge Publishing – 'New Zealand’s Golden Days' and 'Pounamu – A Stone of Many Uses'.
CONTEMPORARY FINE ART
Since 1997 he has had solo and group exhibitions of his art work around the country in a range of media including screen-printing, photography and painting but these days he is most well known for his distinctive sculptures made from found animal bones.
See www.mahalski.org - for more details.