Artist, Activist and Museum Director
As well as being a practicing artist, Mahalski is also the director of The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery in Dunedin which contains his large collection of skulls, ethnological art and interesting local historical ephemera.
It also has a gallery where people can buy his trademark bone sculptures as well as paintings, prints, masks and books which are also produced by the artist.
Supreme World of Wearable Art (WOW) Award Runner-up and Aotearoa Section Winner
In collaboration with Wellington artist, Fifi Colston
Solo-show ‘Seeds of Life’
At the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru
Documentary ‘The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery’
By film maker, Declan Wong
‘Seeds of Life' - A book about Mahalski's art
Written by Craig Hilton and Mahalski, published by Rim Books
The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery opens
Mahalski’s collection of skulls and ethnological art and a gallery full of his bone sculptures
Bone art exhibitions
At the New Zealand Art Show in Wellington and Paul Nache Gallery in Gisborne
Well known art collector, James Wallace
Purchases the second bone machine gun after significant internet exposure
First full exhibition of bone sculptures
Part of the ‘Environmental’ show at Exhibitions Gallery in Wellington
First bone sculpture is created
For the ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ exhibition at the Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington
The Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski
Our modern concept of beauty is both biologically and culturally determined.
Kiribati Warrior 2014
Oves Dei 2015
Te Hopu 2017
Some people might consider it ghoulish to collect bits of dead animals but to me it isn’t about death – it’s about life.