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Gerry McMahon


Type:
Visual arts
Location:
Prospect SA

Style

My artwork is primarily metal based, with a focus on public and community art.

Some of the materials I sculpt in are stainless steel, copper, cast bronze, galvanised iron, aluminum, mild and corten steel, as well as wood, glass, cement and stone.

Sculptures include large site specific commissions to recycled materials and functional art.

Biography

My work as a sculptor has been based on the skills I acquired from my previous occupation as a sheet metal tradesman. I always appreciated the characteristics of metal, particularly its versatility and durability, but as an artist I am able to experiment, explore the boundaries and manipulate metal in a more creative fashion than ever before.

The foundation for my art practice has also been enhanced with the completion of a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design.

My practice is divided into three major areas: commissioned works, exhibitions and workshops. While I enjoy the freedom of exhibiting, it is the realm of public art that gives me the greatest satisfaction, allowing my works to be seen by a larger audience and sharing my vision with the whole community. Public pieces created within workshops reinforce this notion even further.

Available for: public commissions, community/school workshops, exhibitions and artist talks.