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Place and Date of Birth:        Sydney, Australia. 12th October 1958

Education:     Primary: Korobosea Primary, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Secondary: James Ruse Agricultural High School, Sydney

Tertiary: University of Sydney. Highest degree awarded: BSc (Hons): Thesis: “A study of population differentiation in the Conospermum taxifolium Sm (Proteaceae) group” (Awarded 1st Class Honours). 

Career:      

1995-present    Free-lance botanical artist

1979-95           Botanical Illustrator at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (part-time employment for part of this period whilst completing BSc degree at the University of Sydney)

1977-79           Contract botanical illustrator (part time)

1974-77           Botanical Illustrator, Papua New Guinea National Botanic Gardens (school holiday work)

 Published work: David Mackay has illustrated several floras including 11 volumes of Flora of Australia, Flora of New South Wales, Flora of the Sydney Region, Flora of the Kimberley Region, Flora of Central Australia, Alpine Flora of New Guinea, Orchids of Papua New Guinea and Grasses of New South Wales. Some 5000 of David Mackay’s drawings and paintings have been reproduced in well over 100 botanical publications including the following:

Books (over 40 books including the following):

¨       Ficus racemosa painting used on the cover of  Prof  Dame Gillian Beer (2009), Darwin’s Plots – Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Elliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (Third edition). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978 0 521 74361 7.

¨       Eucalyptus macrocarpa painting in Shirley Sherwood and Martyn Rix (2008) Treasures of Botanical Art. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. ISBN 978 1 84246 368 0. 

¨       Moss illustrations in Flora of Australia Vol. 51 (Mosses 1) (2006). ABRS and CSIRO Publishing, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Macadamia illustrations in White, James J. and Bruno, Lugene B. (2001). Catalogue. 10th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. ISBN 0-913196-73-8

¨       Painting of Eucalyptus macrocarpa in Sherwood, S. (2001), A Passion for Plants – Contemporary Botanical Masterworks. Cassell, London. ISBN 0 30435828 2.

¨       Grevillea illustrations in Flora of Australia Vol 17A (2000). CSIRO Australia. ISBN 0-643-

       05969-5

¨       Illustrations of Wollemia nobilis, the Wollemi Pine, in Woodford, James (2000), The Wollemi Pine. Text Publishing, Melbourne.

¨       Proteaceae illustrations in Flora of Australia Vol. 17B (1999). CSIRO Australia.

¨       Millar, A. (1999), Orchids of Papua New Guinea. Crawford House Publishing, Bathurst, Australia. ISBN 1 86333 170 0

¨       Painting of Doodia aspera (Blechnaceae) and illustrations of Wollemia nobilis (Araucariaceae) in Flora of Australia Vol 48 (1998). CSIRO Australia. ISBN 0-643-05971-7

¨       Wollemia nobilis illustration on cover of Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis) Recovery Plan (1998). Threatened Species Unit, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.

¨       Allocasuarina and Persoonia illustrations in Patrick, S.J. and Brown, A.P. (1997), Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Moora District. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

¨       Adaptation of my illustration of Wollemia nobilis, The Wollemi Pine, used in Niklas, K.J. (1997), The Evolutionary Biology of Plants. University of Chicago Press.

¨       Food plant illustrations in Stewart, K. and Percival, B. (1997), Bush Foods of New South Wales. Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. ISBN 07313 0004 1

¨       Carolin, R.C. (Ed.) (1997), Incredible Plants. Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, Australia. ISBN 1 86448 269 9

¨       Paintings of various plant spp. in Last Wild Paradises in Europe (1996), Weldon-Owen Publishers, Sydney.

¨       Chenopodiaceae, Fabaceae (Mimosoideae and Caesalpinoideae), Myrtaceae, Rutaceae and

Pittosporaceae illustrations in Porteners, M.F. and Ashby, E.M. (1996), Plants of Pooncarie and the Willandra Lakes. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. ISBN 0-7310-91817

¨       Parsonsia (Apocynaceae) illustrations in Williams, J.B. and Loganiaceae illustrations in Conn, B.J. et al. (1996), in Flora of Australia Vol. 28. ISBN 0-643-05884-2

¨       Proteaceae illustrations in Flora of Australia Vol 16 (1996). CSIRO Australia. ISBN 0-643-

       05692-0

¨       Wisteria gross morphology illustrations in Valder, P. (1995). Wisterias – a comprehensive guide. Florilegium, Balmain, Australia. ISBN 0 646 22049 7.

¨       Acacia (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae), Pittosporum (Pittosporaceae), Geijera (Rutaceae) and Atriplex(Chenopodiaceae) illustrations in Driver, M. and Porteners, M. (1994). The Use of Locally-native Trees and Shrubs in the Southern Riverina, RBG, Sydney. ISBN 0-7305-6731-1

¨       Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) and Acacia(Fabaceae, Mimosoideae) illustrations in Carolin, R.C. and Tindale, M.D. (1994, Revised Edition), Flora of the Sydney Region. ISBN 0-7301-0400-1

¨       Colour illustrations of medicinal plants found growing in Australia in Magic and Medicine of Plants, Reader’s Digest (Australia), Sydney. 1994. ISBN 0-86438-560-9

¨       Lamiaceae illustrations in Flora of the Kimberley Region 1993. ISBN 0-73095-221-5

¨       Illustrations of Amaranthaceae, Cabombaceae, Ceratophyllaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Elatinaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Papaveraceae and Portulacaceae illustrations in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1990), Flora of New South Wales, Vol. 1. ISBN 0-86840-156-0

¨       Illustrations of Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae and Rutaceae in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1991), Flora of New South Wales, Vol. 2. ISBN 0-86840-164-1

¨       Illustrations of Araliaceae, Callitrichaceae, Convolvulaceae, Epacridaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Menyanthaceae, Pittosporaceae, Sambucaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Stylidiaceae and Viscaceae in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1992), Flora of New South Wales, Vol. 3. ISBN 0-86840-172-2

¨       Illustrations of Doryanthaceae, Iridaceae, Juncaceae, Orchidaceae and Poaceae in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1993), Flora of New South Wales, Vol 4. ISBN 0-86840-188-9

¨       Cover artwork for Campbell, R.G. (1993) The Flight of the Pelican (autobiography). Tugiri

Books, Sydney. ISBN 0-646-12797-7

¨       Grevillea (Proteaceae) illustrations in Mcgillivray, D.J. (1993), Grevillea: A Revision of The

       Genus. ISBN 0-522-84439-1

¨       Cover artwork and frontispiece in Wilson, E. (1993) The Wishing Tree. Kangaroo Press,

Sydney. ISBN 0-86417-437-3

¨       Illustrations of plants and insects in Hadlington, P. and Taylor, T. (1992). The Native Garden Doctor. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7318-0136-9

¨       Illustrations in Bedford, D. and James, T.A. (1992) Collection, Preparation and Preservation        of Plant Specimens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. ISBN 0-7305-9967

¨       Brunoniaceae illustrations in Carolin, R.C. and Goodeniaceae illustrations in Carolin, R.C. et al. (1992) Flora of Australia Vol. 35. ISBN 0-6441-4553-6

¨       Illustrations of various rainforest plant spp. in Cameron-Smith, B. (1991). Australian

Rainforests. RBG, Sydney. ISBN 0-7305-8798-3

¨       Cakile edentula (Brassicaceae) and glossary illustrations in Carolin, R.C. and Clarke, P.J. (1991). Beach Plants of South Eastern Australia. Sainty and Associates. ISBN 0-646-05147-4

¨       Allocasuarina distyla (Casuarinaceae) illustration for cover, Casuarinaceae illustrations in Wilson, K.L. and Urticaceae illustrations in Chew, W.-L. (1989),  Flora of Australia Vol 3. ISBN 0-6440-8499-5

¨       Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Benson, D.H. and Howell, J. (1988), Sydney Bushland : Two Centuries of Change. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. ISBN 0-7305-5544-5

¨       Poaceae illustrations in and cover artwork for Burbidge, N.T. (1984, Revised Ed.) Australian

Grasses. ISBN 0-207-14839-2

¨       Casuarinaceae illustrations in Van Royen, P (1983). The Alpine Flora of New Guinea, 4. ISBN 3-7682-1246-7

¨       Poaceae illustrations in Wheeler, D.J., Jacobs, S.W.L. and Norton, B.E. (1982), Grasses of

N.S.W. ISBN 0-858-34371-1

¨       Apocynaceae, Onagraceae and Asclepiadaceae illustrations in Jessop, J. (ed.) (1981), Flora of Central Australia. ISBN 0-730-10086-3

¨       Waterplant illustrations and pictorial-identification-key illustrations in Sainty, G., and Jacobs,

S.W.L. (1981), Waterplants of N.S.W. ISBN 0-7240-3730-6

¨       Orchidaceae illustrations in Millar, A. (1979), Orchids of Papua New Guinea. ANU Press,

Canberra. ISBN 0-7081-0479-7

Scientific Journals (over 70 scientific journal articles including the following):

¨       Cover illustration – Alloxylon flammeum – for ASBS Newsletter, 141. Dec 2009. ISSN 1034-1218.

¨       Smith, J.A. and Gross, C.L. (2002). The pollination ecology of Grevillea beadleana McGillivray, an endangered shrub from northern New South Wales, Australia. Annals of Botany 89: 97-108.

¨       Wilson, K.L., and Johnson, L.A.S. (2001). The genus Juncus (Juncaceae) in Malesia and allied septate-leaved species in adjoining regions. Telopea 9(2): 357-397.

¨       Johnson, L.A.S. and Wilson, K.L. (2001). Juncus edgariae (Juncaceae) – a new species from New Zealand. Telopea 9(2): 399-402.

¨       Hopkinsia and Lyginia illustrations in Briggs, B.G. and Johnson, L.A.S. (2000). Hopkinsiaceae and Lyginiaceae, two new families of Poales in Western Australia, with revisions of Hopkinsia and Lyginia. Telopea 8(4):477-502.

¨       Eucalyptus illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (2000), Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 10. New tropical and subtropical eucalypts from Australia and New Guinea (Eucalyptus, Myrtaceae). Telopea 8(4): 503-539.

¨       Whalleya pungens (Poaceae) illustrations in Wills, K.E., Whalley, R.D.B. and Bruhl, J.J. (2000), Systematic studies in Paniceae (poaceae): Homopholis and Whalleya gen. et sp. nov. Australian Systematic Botany 13, 437-468.

¨       Ant illustrations in Lobry de Bruyn, L.A. (1999), Ants as bioindicators of soil function in rural environments. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 74: 425-441.

¨       Eucalyptus illustrations in Johnson, L.A.S. and Hill, K.D. (1998), Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 9. A review of series Sociales (Eucalyptus subgenus Symphyomyrtus, Section Bisectaria, Myrtaceae). Telopea 8(2): 165-218.

¨       Hay, A. (1999). “A revision of Homalomena Schott (Araceae, Homalomeneae) in New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago and Solomon Islands” in Blumea.44: 41-71.

¨       Illustrations in Australian Pollination Ecologists Society Newsletter (quarterly), 1994 to

1999.

¨       Cover illustration – eucalypt fruits – for Cunninghamia 5(4): Ecology of Sydney Plant Species Part 6 – Family Myrtaceae. 1998.

¨       Georgeantha hexandra illustration in Briggs, B.G. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1998), Georgeantha hexandra, a new genus and species of Ecdeiocoleaceae (Poales) from Western australia. Telopea 7(4): 307-312.

¨       Eucalyptus illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1998), Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 8. A review of the Eudesmioid eucalypts, Eucalyptus subgenus Eudesmia (Myrtaceae). Telopea 7(4): 375-414.

¨       Sauropus illustrations in Hunter, J.T. and Bruhl, J.J. (1997), New Sauropus (Euphorbiaceae: Phyllantheae) taxa for the Northern Territory and Western Australia and notes for other Sauropus occurring in these regions. Nuytsia 11(2): 165-184.

¨       Phyllanthus illustrations in Hunter, J.T. and Bruhl, J.J. (1997), Three new species of Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae: Phyllantheae) for the Northern territory, one new species for Western Australia, and notes on other Phyllanthus species occurring in these regions. Nuytsia 11(2): 147-163.

¨       Acacia williamsiana illustration in Hunter, J.T. (1997), Acacia williamsiana (Fabaceae: Juliflorae): A new granitic outcrop species from northern New South Wales. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80: 235-237.

¨       Illustrations in Hunter, J.T., Quinn, F.C. and Bruhl, J.J. (1996), Micromyrtus grandis (Myrtaceae), a new species from New South Wales.Telopea 7(1): 77-81.

¨       Adriana (Euphorbiaceae) illustrations in C.L. Gross and M.A. Whalen (1996), “A Taxonomic Revision of Adriana (Euphorbiaceae)”  in Australian Systematic Botany 9(5): 749-771.

¨       Eucamptodon, Taxithelium and Isocladiella (Sematophyllaceae, Bryopsida) illustrations in Tan, B.C., Ramsay, H.P. and Schofield, W.B. (1996), Australian Systematic Botany 9: 319-327.

¨       Logania (Loganiaceae) illustrations in Conn, B.J. (1995), Taxonomic revision of Logania Section Logania (Loganiaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 8: 585-665.

¨       Corymbia (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1995), Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 7. A revision of the bloodwoods, genus Corymbia (Myrtaceae).Telopea 6(2-3): 185-504.

¨       Wollemia nobilis (Araucariaceae) illustrations in Jones, W.G. et al. (1995), Telopea 6(2-3): 173-176.

¨       Nephthytis (Araceae) illustration in Hay, A., Bogner, J. and Boyce, P.C. (1994), Nephthytis Schott (Araceae) in Borneo: A new species and new generic record for Malesia. Novon 4(4):

365-368.

¨       Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) illustrations in Conn, B.J. and Richards, P.B. (1994), Australian

Systematic Botany 7: 171-178.

¨       Persoonia (Proteaceae) illustrations in Weston, P.H. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1994), Telopea 6(1): 31-38.

¨       Eucalyptus (myrtaceae) illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1994), Telopea 5(4):

743-772.

¨       Lissanthe strigosa (Epacridaceae) illustration in Powell, J.M. and Wiecek, B. (1994), Telopea (4): 735-742.

¨       Indigoffera (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Wilson, P.G. (1994), Telopea 5(4): 631-636.

¨       Diagrams in Conn, B.J. (1994) pp 123-156 in Biodiversity and Terrestrial Ecosystems (C-I

Peng and CH Chou, ed’s), Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica (Taipei) Monograph Series No 14.

¨       Daviesia spp. (Fabaceae, Faboideae) illustrations (cover artwork) in ASBS Newsletter No 76

      1993.

¨       Leucopogon (Epacridaceae) illustrations in Powell, J.M. and Robertson, G. (1993), Telopea 5(2): 381-398.

¨       Epacris (Epacridaceae) illustrations in Powell, J.M. and James, T.A. (1993), Telopea 5(2): 375-380.

¨       Xanthostemon arenarious (Myrtaceae) illustration in Wilson, P.G. (1993), Telopea 5(2): 305-308.

¨       Geniostoma (Loganiaceae) illustrations in Conn, B.J. (1993), Telopea 5(2): 301-304.

¨       Macadamia (Proteaceae) illustrations in Gross, C.L. and Hyland, B.P.M. (1993), Two new species of Macadamia (Proteaceae) from North Queensland. Australian Systematic Botany 6: 343-350.

¨       Macadamia jansenii (Proteaceae) illustration in Gross, C.L. and Weston, P.H. (1993), Australian Systematic Botany 5: 725-728.

¨       Canavalia rosea illustrations in Gross, C.L. (1993), Australian Journal of Botany 41(4,5): 591-599.

¨       Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae) illustration in Gross, C.L. (1993), The breeding system and pollinators of Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae); A pioneer shrub in tropical Australia. Biotropica 25(4): 468-474.

¨       Dillwynia and Pultenaea (Fabaceae) and Australian native bee illustrations (diagramatic) in

      Gross, C.L. (1993), Australian Journal of Ecology 17(1): 67-74.

¨       Telopea spp. (Proteaceae) illustrations (cover artwork) in Systematic Biology 42(1) March 1993.

¨       Styphelia (Epacridaceae) illustrations in Powell, J.M. et al. (1992), Telopea 5(1): 207-227.

¨       Alloxylon flammeum (Proteaceae) illustration (cover artwork) in ASBS Newsletter No 75 1992.

¨       Kunzea rupestris (Myrtaceae) illustration (cover artwork) in Cunninghamia 2(4) 1992.

¨       Triodia (Poaceae) illustrations in Jacobs, S.W.L. (1992), Telopea 4(4):  653-659.

¨       Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1992), Telopea 4(4):

561-634.

¨       Dodonaea heteromorpha (Sapindaceae) illustration (cover artwork) in ASBS Newsletter No 74 1991.

¨       Avicennia marina (Avicenniaceae) illustrations in Clarke, P.J. and Myerscough, P.J. (1991),

Australian Journal of Botany 39(3): 283-293.

¨       Acacia dangarensis (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae) illustration in Tindale, M.D. and Kodela, P.G.

(1991), Australian Systematic Botany 4: 579-589.

¨       Alloxylon flammeum (Proteaceae) illustrations in Weston, P.H. and Crisp, M.D. (1991), Telopea 4(3): 497-508.

¨       Cyperus (Cyperaceae) illustrations in Wilson, K.L. (1991), Telopea 4(3): 361-496.

¨       Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1991), Telopea 4(2):

321-350.

¨       Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Hill, K.D. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1991), Telopea 4(2):

223-268.

¨       Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Johnson, L.A.S. and Hill, K.D. (1991), Telopea 4(2):

201-222.

¨       Persoonia mollis (Proteaceae) illustrations in Krauss, S.L. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1991), Telopea 4(2): 185-200.

¨       Eucalyptus gregsoniana, Leptospermum blakelyi and Micromyrtus sessilis (Myrtaceae)

illustrations (cover artwork) in Cunninghamia 2(2) 1990.

¨       Eucalyptus and Angophora (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Johnson, L.A.S. and Hill, K.D. (1990), Telopea 4(1): 37-108.

¨       Alexgeorgia (Restionaceae) illustration in Briggs, B.G. et al. (1990), Australian Systematic

      Botany 3: 751-758.

¨       Gymnostoma, Ceuthostoma, Casuarina and Allocasuarina illustrations in Johnson, L.A.S. and Wilson, K.L. (1989),“Casuarinaceae:a synopsis”, in Crane and Blackmore (ed’s), Evolution, Systematics and Fossil History of the Hammemelidae. Vol 2: “Higher” Hammamelidae, System. Assoc. Special Vol. No. 40B.2. Clarendon Press, Oxford.

¨       Conospermum (Proteaceae) illustrations in Mackay, K.D. and Morrison, D.A. (1989), Plant

Systematics and Evolution 166: 141-158.

¨       Anthotiium (Goodeniaceae) illustrations in Morrison, D.A. (1989), Nuytsia 7(1): 49-58.

¨       Leptospermum (Myrtaceae) illustrations in Thomson, J. (1989), Telopea 3(3): 301-348.

¨       Hoya  (Asclepiadaceae) illustrations in Hill, K.D. (1989), Telopea 3(2): 257-271.

¨       Hicksbeachia (Proteaceae) illustrations in Weston, P.H.  (1989), Telopea 3(2): 241-255.

¨       Ceuthostoma (Casuarinaceae) illustrations in Johnson, L.A.S. (1989), Telopea 3(2): 231-239.

¨       Stipa (Poaceae) illustrations in Jacobs,S.W.L (1986), Telopea 3(1): 1-132. Leschenaultia (Goodeniaceae) illustrations in Morrison, D.A. (1989), Telopea 3(2): 159-166.

¨       Cyperus (Cyperaceae) illustrations in Wilson, K.L. (1980), Telopea 2(2): 181-195.

¨       Rhyncharrhena (Asclepiadaceae) illustrations in Wilson, K.L. (1980), Telopea 2(1): 35-39.

¨       Cyperus (Cyperaceae) illustrations in Wilson, K.L. (1980), Telopea 1(6): 457-467.

¨       Leschenaultia (Goodeniaceae) illustrations in Morrison, D.A. (1987), Australian Plants Vol

14(111): 95-114.

¨       Gymnanthera fruticosa (Periplocaceae) illustration in Wilson, K.L. (1987), J. Adelaide Bot.

Gardens 10(1): 113-117.

¨       Samolus eremaeus (Primulaceae) illustration in Jacobs, S.W.L. (1980), J.Adelaide Bot. Gardens 2(2): 187-189.

¨       Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) illustration in Orchid Society of Papua New Guinea Newsletter, Feb.1975.

 

 

 

Other publications:

 

      Prints:

¨       Mackay, D. 2007. “Eucalyptus miniata, Darwin Woollybutt”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2007. “Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Mottlecah”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2007. “Eucalyptus caesia, Silver Princess”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2007. “Corymbia ficifolia, Red-flowering Gum”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Syzygium fibrosum, Fibrous Satinash”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Syzygium alliiligneum, Mission Beach Satinash”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Jacaranda mimosifolia, Jacaranda”. A photolithograph reproduction art print. Nokomis Press.

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Leaf 2 – Waratah, Gibraltar Range; Telopea aspera”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Gum Nuts”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Mottlecah flower, Eucalyptus macrocarpa”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Falling Leaves: Eucalyptus caliginosa, Broad-leaverd Stringybark”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Braidwood Waratah, Telopea mongaensis”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2006. “Mission Beach Satinash, Syzygium alliiligneum”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Waterlily, Nymphaea capensis”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Noel Beadle’s Grevillea, Grevillea beadleana”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Edelweiss”. a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Leaf 1 – Okari Nut, Terminalia kaernbachii“, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on canvas).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Scribbly Gum I, Eucalyptus haemastoma“, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Scribbly Gum II, Eucalyptus haemastoma“, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Alloxylon flammeum, Red Silky Oak”, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia, Red Boppel Nut”, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Ficus racemosa, Cluster Fig”, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2005. “Robiquetia mooreana, Orchid”, a Limited Edition (of 250 prints) reproduction art print (Giclée on paper).

¨       Mackay, D. 2001. “Casuarinaceae I”, a Limited Edition (of 500 prints) reproduction art print (Photolithograph).

¨       Mackay, D. 2001. “Casuarinaceae II”. a Limited Edition (of 500 prints) reproduction art print (Photolithograph).

¨       Mackay, D. 2000. “Telopea speciosissima – Waratah”, a Limited Edition (of 350 prints) reproduction art print.

¨       Mackay, D. 2000. “Banksia serrata – Coastal Banksia”, a Limited Edition (of 115 prints) reproduction art print.

¨       Mackay, D. 1999. “Doryanthes excelsa – Gymea Lily”, a Limited Edition (of 150 prints) reproduction art print.

¨       Mackay, D. 1999. “Helleborus orientalis – Winter Rose”, a Limited Edition (of 150 prints) reproduction art print.

      Greeting Cards:

¨       Mackay, D. (2007). “Eucalyptus miniata, Darwin Woollybutt” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2007). “Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Mottlecah” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2007). “Eucalyptus caesia, Silver Princess” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2007). “Corymbia ficifolia, Red-flowering Gum” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2006). “Jacaranda” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2006). “Fibrous Satinash” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2006). “Mission Beach satinash” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2001). “Waratah” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia.

¨       Mackay, D. (2001). “Gymea lily” greeting card. Nokomis Publications, Melbourne, Australia

Newspapers, magazines and world wide web:

¨       Jacaranda mimosifolia painting on inside-front cover of Our Gardens, the quarterly journal of The Garden Clubs of Australia, Summer 2007/2008.

¨       Painting of Waratah Leaf, Gibraltar Range, advertising ‘Botanica 2006 – The Masters Exhibition’, in QANTAS in-flight magazine, July 2006.

¨       Paintings in Shirley Stackhouse “Rule botanica”, Sydney Morning Herald, May 5 2005.

¨       Syzygium alliiligneum painting in The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, March 11, 2004.

¨       Snowgums painting (detail) in Look magazine, February 2003. Art Gallery Society of New South Wales.

¨       Telopea speciosissima painting in Wildlife Australia magazine, Autumn 2003. Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

¨       Artist profile and paintings in The Botanical Art Society of Australia newsletter, Spring 2002.

¨       Telopea aspera painting in Look magazine, March 2002. Art Gallery Society of New South Wales.

¨       Acacia illustrations in Maslin, B.  (2001). “Wattle“, an on-line Acacia identification key and information system. CSIRO Canberra.

¨       Grevillea scabra illustration chosen from Flora of Australia Vol. 17A for inclusion in a review of the Flora volume in the Feb 2001 issue of Plant Talk, published by Nat. Trop. Garden of USA, Kingston Upon Thames, UK.

¨       First-ever illustration of the Wollemi Pine (later described as Wollemia nobilis (Araucariaceae)), published on the world wide web, 1995. <http://www.rbgsyd.gov.au:80/RBG/News/woll.html>

¨       Darwinia grandiflora (Myrtaceae) illustration (cover artwork) in Army’s Environment and

Heritage Achievements 1991/92, The Aust. Army 1992.

¨       Illustrations of alpine plant spp. in The Village in the Mountains, large-format advertising booklet on Thredbo alpine village, NSW, Australia. The Campaign Palace, Sydney, 1992.

¨       Syncarpia glomulifera (Myrtaceae) illustration (cover artwork) in Burwood Council (Sydney) annual report 1991.

¨       Plant illustrations in “Gardening With Andrée Millar” columns, January to April 1976, Post

Courier newspaper, Papua New Guinea.

¨       Illustrations in Gross, C.L.(1990),”The reproductive ecology of three sympatric legumes in a semi-arid ecosystem in South Australia” PhD thesis, Flinders University of South Australia.

¨       Diagrams in Morrison, D.A. (1986), “A demographic Analysis of Reproduction in

Acacia suaveolens (Smith) Willd. (Mimosaceae)“, Ph.D. thesis, University of

Sydney.

¨       Illustrations of spikelets in Wilson, K.L. (1986), “Systematic Studies in Cyperus

section Pinnati“, MSc Thesis, University of New South Wales.

¨       Diagrams in Bell, H.L. (1977), “The Vertical Distribution of a Lowland Rainforest

Bird Community in New Guinea“, MSc Thesis, University of Papua New Guinea.

 

In Press:

  1. Restionaceae illustrations in Flora of Australia Vol 40.
  2. Drawing of a stuffed human head for Mackay, R., ‘The Bonito Expedition’, an account of a 19th century Australian voyage of discovery to Papua New Guinea.

 

In Prep.:

  1. Grass illustrations for Grasses of New South Wales, 3rd edition.
  2. Euphorbiaceae illustrations for Flora of Australia Vol 23.
  3. Sesbania (Fabaceae) illustrations for a revision of the genus by C.L. Gross, including an

      illustration of the Linnean Type specimen of S. sesban executed at the Linnean Herbarium in London in July 1996.

4.   Waratahs and related species (Sub-tribe Embothriinae, Family Proteaceae) of the world: a series of paintings to be published in a book with text by Peter Weston.

Authored Publications:

Mackay, D (2008). Treasures of Botanical Art. The Botanical Art Society of Australia Newsletter, 29, Winter 2008.

Mackay, D (2006). Okari Nut Tree. The Botanical Art Society of Australia Newsletter, 22:11. Spring 2006.

Mackay, D (2006). A Botanical Artist in New Guinea. The Botanical Art Society of Australia Newsletter, 21:11. Winter 2006.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (2005). Field surveys to determine the locations and distribution of the threatened plant Olearia flocktoniae, 2005. Report to SFNSW and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (2004). Field surveys to determine the locations and distribution of the threatened plant Olearia flocktoniae, 2004. Report to SFNSW and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (2003). Field surveys to determine the locations and distribution of the threatened plant Olearia flocktoniae, 2003. Report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D (2002), ‘Botanical Artist Profile – David Mackay’ in The Botanical Art Society of Australia Newsletter, 9:1-2. Spring 2002.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (2002). Field surveys to determine the locations and distribution of the threatened plant Olearia flocktoniae, 2002. Report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (2001). Field surveys to determine the locations and distribution of the threatened plant Olearia flocktoniae, 2001. Report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and Gross, C.L. (under revision). Homoranthus darwinioides, Philotheca ericifolia, Indigofera efoliata, Rulingia procumbens and Zieria sp. E “ingramii” Draft Recovery Plan. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and Gross, C.L. (2000). A review of the biology and ecology of Zieria obcordata Cunn., Homoranthus darwiniodes (Maiden & E. Betche) Cheel, Lepidium monoplocoides F. Muell. and Austrostipa wakoolica (Vickery, S.W.L. Jacobs & J. Everett) S.W.L. Jacobs & J. Everett. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (1999). Threatened Flora of the Glenreagh – Coaldale Area. Draft Recovery Plan. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (1999). Field surveys to assess threatening processes and identify critical habitat components for the threatened plant Homoranthus darwinioides. Report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mackay, D and C.L. Gross (1999). Field surveys to determine the locations and distribution of the threatened plant Olearia flocktoniae, 1999. Report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Gross, C.L. and D. Mackay (1998). Honeybees reduce fitness in the pioneer shrub Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae). Biological Conservation,

Gross, C.L. and Mackay, D. (1998). Dorrigo Daisy (Olearia flocktoniae) Draft Recovery Plan. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurtville, NSW.

Gross, C.L. Scrivener, R., Guyer, J. and Mackay, D. (1998). The reproductive ecology, mortality, recruitment rates and interspecific competition in the endangered daisy, Olearia flocktoniae (Asteraceae). Report to the NSW national Parks and Wildlife Service.

Gross, C.L. and Mackay, D. (1998). Threatened plants of Central NSW. List of Endangered or Vulnerable flora under Schedules 1 and 2 of NSW Threatened Species Act (1995) occurring within but not necessarily restricted to the study area. 7 pp. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Gross, C.L. and Mackay, D. (1998). A review of the biology and ecology of Zieria species E (‘Z. ingramii J.A. Armstrong’ unpublished). 18 pp. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Gross, C.L. and Mackay, D. (1998). A review of the biology and ecology of Rulingia procumbens Maiden & E. Betche. 18 pp. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Gross, C.L. and Mackay, D. (1998). A review of the biology and ecology of Eriostemon ericifolius A. Cunn. ex Benth. 16 pp. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Mackay, D. and Gross, C.L. (1998). Indigofera efoliata survey, 1997-98 – Interim report. 27 pp plus 11 appendices. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Mackay, D. and Gross, C.L.  (1998). The population structure of the endangered shrub, Olearia flocktoniae (Dorrigo Daisy), across its natural distribution. 28 pp plus 4 Appendices. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Mackay, D. and Gross, C.L.  (1997). The population structure of the endangered shrub, Olearia flocktoniae (Dorrigo Daisy), across its natural distribution.  40 pp plus 11 maps. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Mackay, D. and Gross, C.L. (1997). A review of the biology and ecology of Indigofera efoliata. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Mackay, D. (1997). Indigofera efoliata survey 1997. Report to NSW-NPWS.

Morrison, D.A., Mcdonald, M., Bankoff, P., Quirico, P., and Mackay, D. (1994), Reproductive

isolation mechanisms among four closely-related species of Conospermum (Proteaceae).

Botanical Journal of Linnean Society 116: 13-31.

Mackay, D. (1992), “Preparation of Figures for Publication and Presentations.” Herbarium Technicians Workshop Notes, 147-158. Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Mackay, D. (1991) “Conospermum” in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1991) Flora of New South Wales

      Vol. 2.  UNSW press. ISBN 0-86840-164-1

Mackay, D. and Morrison, D.A. (1989). Multivariate morphometric and allozymic analysis of the

Conospermum taxifolium (Proteaceae) species complex. Plant Systematics and Evolution

166:141-158.

 

Solo exhibitions:

2005 – “Tree and Leaf – an exhibition of paintings and prints by David   Mackay”, Gallery 126, Armidale, NSW, Australia

2003 – “Snowgums and other recent works”, private showing, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

1999 – “Botanical Reflections”, The Stables Gallery, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

 

Group Exhibitions:   

2009 – “Botanica – From the Desert to the Sea”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2008-09 – “Down Under – Contemporary Botanical Artists from Australia and New Zealand”, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, London.

2008 – “Treasures of Botanical Art”, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, London.

2008 – “Botanica – The Fruits of Our Endeavours”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2007 – The inaugural Southern Highlands Botanical Art Exhibition, organised through the Gardens Historical Society, Moss Vale, NSW.

2007 – “Botanica – The Art of the Plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2006 – “Botanica – The Masters Exhibition”, Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

2006 – Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition, Red Box Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

2006 – “A Passion for Plants” The Shirley Sherwood Collection – Contemporary Botanical Masterworks, at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Headquarters Building, 42nd floor, 1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

2006 – “With an Eye for Detail”, an exhibition of detailed, realistic artworks by Scott Mcdougall, David Mackay and Gavin Playfair, The Forest Gallery, South Durras, NSW.

2005 – “Artburst”, botanical paintings and prints, Fernbrook Gallery, Kurrajong Heights, NSW.

2005 – “Botanica – The Art of the Plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2004 – “Celebration”, Hervey Bay Regional Botanic Gardens, Qld.2004 – “Exploring Collectors – Two centuries of botanical discovery”, Red Box Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

2004 – “Botanica 2004 – The art of the plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2003 –The Waterhouse” exhibition of natural history art, South Australian Museum.

2003 –A Passion for Plants: Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection”, Smithsonian Institution, USA.

2003 – “Botanica 2003 – The art of the plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

2002-2003 - Shirley Sherwood exhibition of “Contemporary Botanical Art”, Denver Art Museum, USA.

2002 – “Botanica 2002 – The art of the plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

2001 – 2002 – “The 10th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration”, The Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

2001 – “Botanical Artists of the World II”, Tryon Gallery, London.

2001 – “Botanica 2001 – The art of the plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

2000 – “The State of the Waratah”, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney during the 2000 Olympics

2000 – “Botanica 2000 – The art of the plant”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

1999 – “Botanica – The art of the plant “, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

1998 – “Nova Anglica – The web of our endeavours”, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

1998 – Multi-colour, reduction lino-cut prints by the NERAM Lino-cut Class of ‘98, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

1997 – Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney 10th Annual Art Exhibition, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

1996 – “The Richness of Botanical Art”, Urrbrae House, Waite Institute, Adelaide, South Australia

1995 – “Garden Reflections- An exhibition of botanical and wildlife paintings by David Mackay, Nicola Oram and Marion Westmacott”, Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

1994 – Exhibition of botanical art held in conjunction with “The Origin and Evolution of Monsoon Forests”, an international conference held at Kuranda, North Queensland, Australia.

1991 – “From Macquarie to Molecules – 175 years of botany and horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney”, Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

1990 – “Flowers and Nature – Bruguel to van Gogh”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (I gave demonstrations in botanical art as part of the exhibition.)

1989 – “Drawn from Life – The development of Botanical Illustration of Australian Plants”, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia.

1989 – “Science and Art”, part of the “Centenary of Science Graduates” celebration at the University of Sydney, Australia. (My work and that of Leonardo da Vinci were hung together for a comparison of past and present botanical art in the service of science.)

 

Public Collections:    

¨      Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA

¨      Artbank-The National Collection of Australian Art, Australia.

¨      National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

¨      Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland.

¨      Environment Australia, Australian Federal Government, Canberra.

¨      Noel Beadle Herbarium, University of New England, NSW.

¨      National Capital Botanic Gardens, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Private Collections:

Numerous private collections in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Singapore and elsewhere.

Commissions:           

Numerous private commissions for collections in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Several public commissions in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

 

 

Media Coverage:

¨       New England Focus magazine, May 2008. Armidale, NSW, Australia.

¨       The Armidale Independent newspaper, November 15th 2006. Armidale, NSW, Australia.

¨       Television appearance (in my studio) on Prime News, November 1st, 2006.

¨       The Armidale Express newspaper, Nov 30, 2005. Armidale, NSW, Australia.

¨       The Armidale Independent newspaper, Oct 28, 1999. Armidale, NSW, Australia.

¨       The Armidale Express newspaper, Oct 13, 1999. Armidale, NSW, Australia.

¨       The Armidale Express newspaper, April 3, 1999. Armidale, NSW, Australia.

¨      Television appearance on the Today program, channel 7, September 1995.


Biography:

¨      “Gallery Big 4-0” in Wildlife Australia magazine, autumn 2003 (40th anniversary issue).

¨      Mackay, D (2002), ‘Botanical Artist Profile – David Mackay’ in The Botanical Art Society of Australia Newsletter, 9:1-2. Spring 2002.

¨      Watson, B. (2002). “Art of the quince and other botanicals” in Look, the art magazine produced by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales.

¨      White, James J. and Bruno, Lugene B. (2001). Catalogue. 10th International Exhibition of of Botanical Art and Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. ISBN 0-913196-73-8

¨      Sherwood, S. (2001). A Passion for Plants – Contemporary Botanical Masterworks. Cassell, London.

¨      Hewsen, H. (2000). Australia: 300 years of botanical illustration. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

¨      Wilson, E. (ed) (1983). Drawn from life – the development of botanical illustration of Australian plants. Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.