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)
|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.
|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