About the artist
Two bollards were commissioned by Prospect Gallery's Coordinator, Gai Dudley. The bollards were created for Vine Street Plaza as part of the upgrade and were based on another sculpture that Gerry had created. After discussions, it was decided that Gerry would create a similar design but more robust. The decision was made not to use them as bollards at the eastern end of Vine Street plaza and instead one was placed in Vine Street Plaza at the western end.
Gerry McMahon is an Adelaide based artist whose practice has evolved from the skills he acquired from his previous occupation as a sheet metal tradesman. He has always appreciated the characteristics of metal, particularly its versatility and durability, but as an artist he is able to experiment, explore the boundaries and manipulate metal in a more creative fashion than ever before.
Many of his works are playful, capturing the imagination and evoking a whimsical, joyful sentiment. He is driven to create positive, engaging and uplifting works that communicate to their audience and enrich their environment. Gerry's practice is divided into three major areas: commissioned works, exhibitions and workshops. While enjoying the freedom of exhibiting, it is in the realm of public art that Gerry gains the greatest satisfaction, allowing his works to be seen by a larger audience and sharing his vision with the whole community; public pieces created within community based workshops reinforce this concept even further.
126 Prospect Rd, Prospect SA 5082, Australia