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Paul McGarragle LSDC

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About Paul McGarragle

Has been exhibiting since 1995, and already his work has spread from Jersey where he lives, to the UK, USA and Guatemala. When not working and exhibiting, he teaches in Jersey and is a Committee Member of the successful Jersey Sculpture Trust.

Exhibition History of Paul McGarragle


Spiral - Hanover Gallery, Liverpool - 1995
Origin - Berni Gallery, St. Helier, Jersey - 1994 and 1995


Connections - Berni Gallery, St. Helier, Jersey 1998
Kiss 6 - Gallery K, London - 1998
Wilde Contemporary Arts - The Art Connoisseur Gallery -1997
Selected Artists - Wills Art Warehouse, London - 1997
Wills Art Warehouse - 1997
Jersey Arts Festival - 1996
Ramora - Henry Thomas Gallery
Jelly leg`d Chicken Gallery
Art Show 1994
Group Show - 1998
The Kiss - 1999
Christie Wilde International - 1999
Monserrat Gallery - 1999
Falle Fine Art Limited and Wills Art Warehouse

Biography / CV of Paul McGarragle


Setting workshops at Le Quenavais School - 1997
Environment Week - 1997
Organising Workshops at Jersey Zoo
Fore Court sculpture for Bicycles Exhibitions at Jersey Museum
Museo De La Arte

Artist Statement of Paul McGarragle

Paul`s work is based on his exploration of cultural identity in the 21st century. He uses distorted scales and laconic,
humorous combinations of objects to create surreal and thought provoking works, all cast in bronze.
His work "Cacti at Sunset" evolved from his experiences of the Mexican landscape is also shrouded in kitsch domestic
references to objects found in our homes, such as cacti on the windowsills.
The sculptural forms of the cacti take on an anthropomorphic presence; they appear to be throwing their arms out wide
in welcome or perhaps as a gesture of

Awards and Prizes of Paul McGarragle

Licentiate of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen
Committee member of the Jersey Public Sculpture Trust

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Paul McGarragle


Coin and Base - Bronze sculpture for the Queen Victoria Cottage Homes, St. Saviour, Jersey unveiled on the 19th June 1997.

Works currently in Jersey, UK, USA and Guatemala

Reviews of work by Paul McGarragle

Jersey Evening Post - 1998
Channel Television - 1998
Jersey Evening Post - 1998
The Independant - 1998
Jersey Evening Post - 1994

Qualifications / Education of Paul McGarragle

Shrewsbury College of Technology and Art
Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art
Highlands College, Jersey

Teaching Experience

Part-time Lecturer in Art and Design, Highlands College
AB Fine Art Foundry, London
Adult Education Lecturer Jersey Arts Centre
Work Placement at A and A Sculpture Castings Limited, London

Price Range of Work

Paul McGarragle's work has a price range of around £5,000

Mediums utilised

Paul McGarragle's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Paul McGarragle's work is found in the following categories on site:
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
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