Waratah Lahy: Cité Residency

Congratulations are in order for Waratah Lahy who has been awarded a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She will be completing the three month residency next September.

Currently on view is Waratah Lay‘s recent body of work titled Not What it Seems. The exhibition runs until December 24th.

Waratah Lahy, ‘Looking at the Mona Lisa’ 2010, acrylic on perspex, 40 x 50cm

Artist Profile: Sybil Curtis


Brenda May Gallery is proud to present the second Artist Profile about Sybil Curtis from our series of films featuring each of the represented artists.

The Profile was filmed in the Gallery among the paintings from her February 2011 exhibition, Inside Outside, a series of urban landscapes from Cockatoo Island.

The series is produced and directed by Simon Baré and the interview is conducted by Jeanavive McGregor.

Left: Preparatory photograph by Sybil Curtis for ‘Sweet Grass’
Right: Sybil Curtis, ‘Sweet Grass’ 2010, oil on linen, 35 x 35cm

Now Accepting Proposals for ‘In the Mirror’

Brenda May Gallery is currently accepting proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for the following group exhibition scheduled for 2012.

‘In the Mirror’ – March/April 2012

No one sees themselves the way the world sees them, as one’s reflection is, of course, seen in reverse. This show is an opportunity for the artists to share their unique view of themselves and to redirect the focus from the celebrity of the sitter, back to that of the artist. Not limited simply by traditional representation, unfettered by medium, ‘In the Mirror’ will endeavour to offer a different view from the portrait as defined by and typically selected for the Archibald Prize.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 27 January 2012.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing.

Left: Tanmaya Bingham, ‘Doing Something with Nothing’ 2010, colour pencil and mixed media on board, 170 x 119cm
Right: Todd Fuller, ‘Double Take (An Animated Sketch)’ 2011, mixed media collage on paper, 56 x 75.5cm

Tanmaya Bingham + Waratah Lahy, Opening 22 November

New work by TANMAYA BINGHAM and WARATAH LAHY will be on view starting Tuesday 22 November. Please join the Artists for a drink to celebrate the launch of their solo exhibitions on Saturday 26 November from 4-6pm.

Tanmaya Bingham‘s new body of work titled ‘Countermanding Saturation‘ comprises six large-scale paintings and thirteen smaller works. The comical and the macabre interchange in these drawings, strive against what Bingham calls saturation, the ’emotional, physical or intellectual stimulation’ of either the interior or exterior worlds.

Left: Tanmaya Bingham, ‘Catching My Bird’ 2011, colour pencil and mixed media on board, 42 x 32cm
Right: Waratah Lahy, ‘Race Day at the Track’ 2011, oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm

The new paintings by Waratah Lahy continue to explore her ongoing fascination with the simplicity of the overlooked: people, places, light and colour. She finds inspiration in everyday scenes that are often lost in the deluge of contemporary visual culture.