city views
zory mcgrath
16 November – 3 December 2023

Zory McGrath’s artistic practice revolves around capturing the essence and vibrancy of Melbourne’s City Views. Finding fascination in the urban landscape and the unique character of this bustling metropolis, City Views strives to convey the energy, diversity, and architectural marvels that define Melbourne.

McGrath is captivated by the way the cityscape constantly evolves, blending historical landmarks with modern skyscrapers, creating a visual tapestry that tells a story of growth and transformation.

Her process involves exploring different vantage points and perspectives, seeking out hidden gems and iconic landmarks to depict in her artwork. Drawn to the interplay of light and shadow, the intermingling of colours, and the dynamic compositions that arise from the urban environment, McGrath employs various artistic techniques, with bold brushstrokes and vibrant colours to evoke a sense of liveliness.

“I want viewers to feel as if they are immersed in the bustling streets experiencing the sights, sounds, and energy of the city. I hope to inspire a sense of connection and curiosity, encouraging viewers to explore the urban landscape in meaningful ways.”

City Views not only serves as a visual representation of the city but as a reflection of the people and their stories, a testament to the resilience, creativity, and multiculturalism that define Melbourne.