TO mark the opening today of his latest triennial exhibition at Mall Galleries, London SW1, Hamish Mackie’s larger than life Andalusian Stallion (left) will be erected on the terrace of the British Council’s Mall headquarters. In this, he follows in the footsteps of Henry Moore and Turner Prize-winning Mark Wallinger (he of the first fourthplinth sculpture, Ecce Homo). The powerful bronze will remain in situ for a month and the exhibition, ‘Life in Bronze’, which brings together 100 sculptures inspired by travels to Australia, India and Africa, in addition to British wild and domestic animals, will run from October 10 to 22 (www. mallgalleries.org.uk). Mr Mackie has supported wildlife charity Tusk for 20 years and this exhibition is no exception. In addition, 10% of sales will go to the Countryside Alliance. On October 18, COUNTRY LIFE will host a private view for readers with Roxton Field Sports and the Countryside Alliance, with drinks and canapés (6pm–9pm). Email rosie.paterson@ timeinc.com if you would like to come.