About this artwork

Gavin Hastings retired from international rugby in 1995 having played sixty-one matches for his country, twenty of them as captain. David Mach has shown Hastings against a background made from postcards of a purple heather-covered hillside. Mach said of Hastings, 'He's a big rugged man, a tough bloke; it's a tough game.' Of his choice of postcard, he said, It's a twee thing, a preconceived idea about Scotland; rolling heather and pretty glens. That fitted with the photograph and physically the two things worked well together'.

  • title:
    Gavin Hastings, b. 1962. Rugby player
  • accession number:
    PG 3045
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  • materials:
    Postcard and photograph collage
  • date created:
    1996
  • measurements:
    181.00 x 181.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 1996
  • copyright:
    © David Mach
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

David Mach

David Mach