The Bike Rider

McMahon

Gerry

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Description
About the artist

Gerry was approached by City of Prospect to design a bicycle artwork after the bike track was created at Broadview Oval. They wanted a piece that reflected a new activity that was offered at the oval.

2003

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.

Galvanised Steel

Artwork Location

Broadview Oval, Poltawa Terrace, Broadview SA 5083, Australia