Some like it Hot by David Mach

This is a perfectly crafted mask made up of long matches.


Matches & mixed media
56 x 26 x 33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,250 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
William Jackson Gallery

From the front there is a neat mould of match heads; round the back you can see the jagged framework of the wooden shafts. Setting it alight from below, Mach doused the face before all the matches had ignited, and the nose, upper lip, cheeks and eye lids remain white. The small, brightly coloured tartan thermos flask adds a disruptive touch to the scene.


William Jackson Gallery.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm) Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday