A painting of a blue building with the words A to Z Auto in red lettering.

Image: Simon McGrath, A to Z Auto, 2023, oil on board.

31 May to 18 June 2024

In his first solo exhibition, Simon McGrath explores the elements that make up the urban scenes that so keenly draw his attention. His artworks are constructed from multiple panels, each representing a different element or perspective that interests him about that place.

McGrath's work explores how a strong connection to place informs identity. Many of the paintings feature buildings from around the Sutherland Shire, where he currently lives, and buildings in the Marrickville area, where he lived previously. McGrath’s compositions skillfully juxtapose building facades with other ubiquitous elements, such as street signs, road safety signs, and graffiti-covered objects.