Davey Mcghie

Davey Mcghie

Titahi Bay artist and art educator Davey McGhie has exhibited widely across many of the country's major sculpture symposia. Having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at Elam, in recent years McGhie has taught at Whitireia Community Polytechnic as well as various schools and community art groups in Wellington. His interests, ranging from song writing, performance in ska rock bands and work in horticulture all serve to inform his art practice.

McGhie values the notion of there being no right or wrong in contemporary art making. With an intuitive approach to the manipulation of his materials, and a robust sense of humour, his visual language is constantly evolving.


  Post Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts (Elam, Auckland University)

Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Certificate of Craft & Design (Whitireia)

Solo Exhibitions

2003 Axe to Grind, Pataka, Porirua, NZ
2000 Frog Noses, Blue Pacific Gallery, Pataka, Porirua, NZ.
1998 Smells Like Blue Leaves, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, NZ.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Whakatane Sculpture on the Riverbank, Whakatane

Sanctuary Sculpture Symposium Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Waitai, Dunedin

Wood Sculpture Live, Lake house Artcentre, Takapuna, Auckland
2012 Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth

Form Stone Sculpture Symposium,Hokitika, Westland

Artist Residency,Lochmara Wildlife Recovery&Arts Centre Marlborough

Tauranga Garden&ArtFest,Stone Sculpture Symposium, Tauranga
2011 Elements Festival, Ice Carving, Porirua

Contemporary Art Show, Life Education Trust, Wellington

NZ Art Show, Wellington
2010 Artmakers Studio Gallery, Karori, Wellington

NZ Art Show, Wellington

Titahi Bay Artists’ Exhibition,Pataka, Porirua

Elements Festival, Ice Carving, Porirua

Te Kupenga Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth
2009 Contemporary Art Show, Life Education Trust, Wellington
2008 Te Kupenga, Stone Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth

Pole Art of the World Symposium, Tokoroa

Shapeshifter, New Dowse, Lower Hutt,International Arts Festival

Heritage Culture Week, Stone Symposium, Thames
2007 Te Haka Toa Wood Carving Symposium,NZ Festival of the Arts,Porirua

Wood Sculpture Live,Lakehouse Arts Centre,Takapuna

Celebrate Pasifika, Manuland Symposium, Mangere

Northern Exposure,BottleCreek Gallery,Pataka Porirua

Sculpture Showcase Spring Festival, Botanic Gardens, Wellington

NZ Art Show,Events Centre Wellington

Eggcentric Cafe, Sculpture Symposium, Whitianga
2006 Rock the Stone III, Kells Park, Albany, Auckland, NZ.

International Pole Art of the World Symposium, Tokoroa, NZ.
2005 Nelson Arts Festival, Mac's Sculpture Symposium, Nelson, NZ

Wood Sculpture Live, Lakehouse Arts Centre, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ.

Soft as Stone, Sculpture Symposium, Illot Green, Wellington, NZ.

Elemental Alchemy, Sculpture Symposium, Matakana, NZ.

New Work, Bottle Creek Gallery, Pataka, Porirua, NZ.

Festival of the Elements Recycled Sculpture, Porirua, NZ. (also participated in 2003 and 2002 exhibitions)
2004 Eggcentric Café, Sculpture Symposium, Whitianga.

(also participated in 2003 Symposium)

Te Haka Toa, Wood Carving Symposium, Pataka, NZ Festival of the Arts.

Northern Exposure, Bottle Creek Gallery, Pataka.

Te Kupenga, Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth.
2003 Thyme Festival, Sculpture Symposium, Alexandra.

Artist Symposium, Waikato Home Garden Show.

Tareitanga Sculpture Symposium, Wellington.

(also participated in 2001, 1999,and 1997 Symposiums)
2002 Kupenga Stone Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth.

Undie Man Stone Sculpture Symposium, Rotorua.

Manfield Garden Show Stone Symposium, Fielding.

Trinity Farm Stone Sculpture Symposium, Rotorua.
2001 Mindsweepers Vincent's Artworkshop, Wellington.

Savage Beauty Monumental Wood Sculpture, Pataka.
2000 Te Kupenga Stone Symposium, Taranaki.
1999 After the Facts, Pataka, Porirua.
1998 Te Toi Hou, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland.

Kupenga Stone Symposium, New Plymouth.
1997 For a While, Page 90, Porirua.

Te Tipu o nga Tau Takau, Page 90, Porirua.

Ice Shuffle, Penguin Café at Wellington Fringe Festival.

Equity Art Auction 97, Wellington People's Resource Centre.
1996 Sculpture Tupare & Hollard Garden, Taranaki.

Whitestone Sculpture, Penguin Café, James Cook Hotel, Wellington.

Public Collections

  Wellington City Council, Corner Cuba & Manners Streets

Pataka, Porirua Museum of Arts and Culture

Porirua Community Arts Council

Ngati Toa School, Titahi Bay

Whitireia Performing Arts Group, Porirua

Titahi Bay Intermediate, Porirua

Wellington Public Hospital

Capital E, Wellington City

South Waikato District Council (Tokoroa)

Hokitika Public Library

Te Rauparaha Events Centre,Porirua