Installation views: 'David Shrigley: Mayfair<br/>
Tennis Ball Exchange', solo exhibition,<br/>
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2021).<br/>
Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London<br/>
and New York. Photo by Mark Blower.<br/>
© Mark Blower 2021

Live and in Conversation: David Shrigley

Past program
Sat 20 Jan, 1pm–2pm

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Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter via main Waterwall entrance)
Ground Level

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David Shrigley is known for his darkly humorous artworks that reflect on the banality and absurdity of everyday life.

In Melbourne to celebrate his Melbourne Tennis Ball Exchange, running from 19 to 28 January as part of Triennial EXTRA, Shrigley joins NGV Curator Amita Kirpalani to reflect on his career to date including his monumental sculpture Really Good, 2016, on display as part of NGV Triennial 2023.

Following the talk, join us in the NGV design store for a Book Signing with the artist from 2.30pm. More information on the book signing can be found here.

About the speakers:

David Shrigley OBE was born in Macclesfield, England, in 1968, and lives and works in Brighton, UK. Working in drawing, animation and artist books, his work is characterised by a satirical light touch. Shrigley graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1991. He has published more than forty books and was a finalist in the 2013 Turner Prize following his critically acclaimed retrospective Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery, London, 2012. He was the subject of David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing at the NGV in 2014–15. More than 200 original drawings by Shrigley were set within London’s famed Sketch restaurant in dialogue with interior design by Paris-based India Madhavi from 2014. Shrigley was awarded the prestigious Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square, London, in 2016.

Amita Kirpalani is Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

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