The Art of Swing


Paul McGrath’s art uses recycled cricket, timber and leather materials – cricket balls, scoresheets, timber veneer and off-the-street leather couches.  The exhibition is a short distance from the SCG until January 12th at the Black Penny Bar (handy) at 648 Bourke Street in Surrey Hills.  Paul’s work can also be found at

Do yourself a favour.


Swing3 Variety

Swing4 Mystery Spinner

Swing2 Wrong ‘Un

Swing1 The Artist



  1. matt watson says:

    At the weekend, I saw a picture of a glass marlin a mate of mine made. It isn’t a miniature. It’s a metre long. The glass cost him about 30 bucks, all bought from junk stores.
    The tools cost him about $1000, but he will have them for life.
    If he saw this exhibition, he’d just about start work right away.
    The point is simple: imagination. He saw something, he did something.
    That’s what great artists do.
    And I’ve seen too many paintings of beaches and flowers…

  2. Fardy McGannon says:

    We saw this exhibition yesterday—loved the tiled works made from tiny cuts of used cricket balls. I hear the artist goes out to clubs in Sydney asking for old balls. Great concept. Well executed. A great reminder to do what you love, and love what you do.

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