Meet talented illustrator Bruce Mackay

Bruce Mackay is a Cape Town based visual artist. After graduating with a Diploma in Visual Communications at AAA School of Advertising Cape Town in 2008 he began working as a motion graphics designer for television and a part-time illustrator in 2009. In early 2010 he moved to become a full-time freelance illustrator and designer and to spend more time focussing on his artwork.

Using highly detailed pen and ink drawings on paper, his work is inspired by hypochondria, vices, resurrections, X-ray vision, science fiction, patterns found in nature, old things he finds in his father’s garage, loose teeth, nostalgia, contagious diseases, microscopic organisms, invisible spirits, snakes, horses and drowning.

Lately he has been experimenting with some print techniques and fiddling with sculpture and ceramics, while working on other commercial projects.

He currently has work exhibiting in the Winter Wonderland Exhibition at Salon 91 Gallery until 6 August.

On the 12th of August he will be exhibiting new work alongside Paul Senyol and Justin Southey in the studio they share.

7pm | 12 August | Senyol, Southey and Mackay Studio | F402 Woodstock Industrial Centre | 66 Albert Road, Woodstock.

Have a look at Bruce’s blog for more beautiful illustration. For freelance work contact him at

Thanks Bruce we look forward to the exhibition!


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