Shaun Thomas McGill
Durham Street West [Men's Convenience]
July 18 - 30th, 2020
Durham Street West is a historic male cruising site in Tāmaki Makuarau. The contact between the men who used this public toilet was defined as criminal behavior by a hostile society. For the men who met there it was a place of empowerment, tenderness and intimacy. Queer worlds were made here.
McGill preserves and transforms this legacy in these works. The artist employs site-responsive materials, a flaunting of colour and motifs reproduced from Durham Street West.
Sunday Star Times — I never expected to get 'woke' by a loo -
EyeContact —Debut of New Parnell Project Space
Cheshire St, Parnell Station