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Shane Mcgrath: At the End of Play - Exhibition Opening

Shane Mcgrath: At the End of Play - Exhibition Opening

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  • Tue 16 Aug ’11, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wed 17 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 18 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 19 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 20 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 24 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 25 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 26 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 27 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 31 Aug ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 1 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 2 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 3 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 7 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 8 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 9 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 10 Sep ’11, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Bartley + Company Art, 56a Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Please join us and meet Shane at the opening preview, Tuesday 16 August 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Bartley + Company Art is pleased to present Shane McGrath’s first solo exhibition in the gallery. 'At the end of play' teases out issues around the establishment of individual identity distinct from inherited cultural and religious frameworks.

McGrath creates whimsical, archaic, out-of-scale objects referencing children’s toys and games to investigate ideas about how adults pass on knowledge and beliefs to children. The works made of found and recycled materials generate a dynamic tension between disquiet and fond nostalgia.
'At the end of play' is a deeply personal exhibition exploring the loss of faith by an artist raised in a staunchly Catholic community in Melbourne, where Catholicism was an unquestioned component of identity.

McGrath completed his Master of Fine Arts at Massey University in 2008 and was included in a group exhibition of Massey graduates in the gallery in 2009. In 2010 he won the inaugural Deblyn artist’s residency at the Wellington City Council Toi Poneke Gallery and in 2011 was included in the Waiheke Island Sculpture on the Gulf programme. He has been invited to participate in a group sculpture exhibition at City Gallery Wellington in 2012.

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