Joe Sheehan

Real Estate

24 September - 12 October 2019

Tim Melville is pleased to present a series of 10 new stone sculptures by Joe Sheehan.

Real Estate is a development of Joe Sheehan’s Nirvana series, expanded now to encompass a number of larger-scale floor-based works.

Sheehan explains: “I’ve always been attracted to blue-collar buildings; old workshops, dilapidated barns, suburban State Houses. I like humble structures that are worn in an interesting way; it’s the way that they sit on, or in, the land that pulls me in. With these new works I wanted, somehow, to carve those fleeting memories and to place the viewer where I stood.”

The stone for Sheehan’s new sculptures, predominantly Basalt and Argillite, was sourced from an abandoned quarry in Greenhills, at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island, between Invercargill and Bluff.

Real Estate is Joe Sheehan’s sixth exhibition with Tim Melville.

Photography by Kallan MacLeod and Sam Hartnett

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Mokomoko Rd
2019
Argillite (Omaui)
350mm H x 260mm W x 190mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Mokomoko Rd
2019
Argillite (Omaui)
350mm H x 260mm W x 190mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Harper Rd
2019
Diorite (Omaui)
300mm H x 200mm W x 180mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Haper Rd
2019
Diorite (Omaui)
300mm H x 200mm W x 180mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Harper Rd
2019
Diorite (Omaui)
300mm H x 200mm W x 180mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Beck's Hut
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
360mm H x 750mm W x 270mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Beck's Hut
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
360mm H x 750mm W x 270mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Beck's Hut
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
360mm H x 750mm W x 270mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Martins Rd
2019
Basalt (Coromandel)
220mm H x 230mm W x 180mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Martins Rd
2019
Basalt (Coromandel)
220mm H x 230mm W x 180mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Martins Rd
2019
Basalt (Coromandel)
220mm H x 230mm W x 180mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Fall Hill
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
280mm H x 490mm W x 360mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Fall Hill
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
280mm H x 490mm W x 360mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Fall Hill
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
280mm H x 490mm W x 360mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Church St
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
385mm H x 230mm W x 170mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Church St
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
385mm H x 230mm W x 170mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Church St
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
385mm H x 230mm W x 170mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Omaui
2019
Argillite (Omaui)
190mm H x 170mm W x 125mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Omaui
2019
Argillite (Omaui)
190mm H x 170mm W x 125mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Omaui
2019
Argillite (Omaui)
190mm H x 170mm W x 125mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Iwi St (Night)
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
600mm H x 800mm W x 440mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Iwi St (Night)
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
600mm H x 800mm W x 440mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Iwi St (Night)
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
600mm H x 800mm W x 440mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Between Hunterville and Ohingaiti
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
800mm H x 700mm W x 350mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Between Hunterville and Ohingaiti
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
800mm H x 700mm W x 350mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Between Hunterville and Ohingaiti
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
800mm H x 700mm W x 350mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Real Estate
Sep - Oct 2019
Installation View

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Joe Sheehan
Porters Ave
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
240mm H x 1280mm W x 280mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Porters Ave
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
240mm H x 1280mm W x 280mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Joe Sheehan
Porters Ave
2019
Basalt (Greenhills)
240mm H x 1280mm W x 280mm D