New in the Stockroom – Lezlie Tilley

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Eight new works by Lezlie Tilley are now available at the Gallery. To construct the collages, Tilley has mined her archive, as these works have been composed of fragments from previous creations. A consideration of shape and texture, as well as injections of humour are prominent in this extensive series. A small selection from the suite is pictured below.

> To view all of Lezlie Tilley’s currently available works, click here.
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Lezlie Tilley acquired by Newcastle Art Gallery

We are delighted to announce that Lezlie Tilley’s major work ’53. Part’ has been acquired by Newcastle Art Gallery. This impressive work was produced through a careful procedure of addition and erasure, as the laser cut letters were applied to a plywood support and filled in with plaster, before the artist performed the laborious process of sanding and filling until the surface was flat and smooth. The words that punctuate the panel were extracted from a thesaurus and appear as though they are floating in a field of white.

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New in the Stockroom

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‘Traces from my garden’ series, 2016

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Six new works by Lezlie Tilley have just arrived at the Gallery that continue her investigations into cataloging and recording nature.

> Sign up to Lezlie Tilley’s mailing list here
> View Lezlie Tilley’s available works here

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Lezlie Tilley ‘Traces from my garden 1’, ‘Traces from my garden’ 6 and ‘Traces from my garden 3’, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5cm, $850 each

30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works
On view until 19 December 2015

Our 30th Anniversary exhibition is now on view featuring a range of artworks including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and video. The thirty artists featured in this exhibition are a tiny sample indicative of the scope of the artists represented over the last thirty years in Sydney.
▶ Click here to view the exhibition page
▶ Click here to view the catalogue

The catalogue is available for $10 ($12.50 posted Australia wide)
Reserve your copy by email or visit the Gallery to pick one up.

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Important dates + changes in 2016

Brenda May Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition | 24 November to 19 December 2015
Last day of business for the year | 19 December 2015, 10am-5pm
Christmas Closure Dates | 20 December 2015 to 28 January 2016 (inclusive)
First Exhibitions for 2016, Sculpture 2016: Bronze and Grayson Cooke – video | 29 January to 18 February 2016
2 Danks Street Gala opening event | 3 February 2016, 6-8pm

2016 will see a change to our exhibition structure.
From next year, our monthly shows will open on a Saturday and end on a Thursday.

30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works – 24 November to 19 December 2015

This year marks the 30th year of Brenda May’s career as Gallery Director—from Access Contemporary Art Gallery in Balmain, Forest Lodge, and Redfern, to Brenda May Gallery here at Danks Street. In 2015 we looked through our archives to create a retrospective exhibition featuring one work to represent each year as a celebration of the many artists’ careers the Gallery has fostered.

The thirty artists featured in this exhibition are a tiny sample indicative of the scope of the artists represented over the last thirty years:
Tanmaya Bingham
Robert Boynes
Jim Croke
Sybil Curtis
Todd Fuller
James Guppy
Waratah Lahy
Melinda Le Guay
Al Munro
Carol Murphy
Mylyn Nguyen
Catherine O’Donnell
Leslie Oliver
Lezlie Tilley
Peter Tilley
Nicole Welch
Alex Asch (Beaver Galleries)
Jo Bertini (Olsen Irwin)
Graham Blondel
Kate Dorrough (Arthouse Gallery)
Caroline Durré
Rachel Ellis (King Street Gallery on William)
Brenda Humble
John Kelly (Liverpool Street Gallery)
Barbara Licha
Leo Robba (King Street Gallery on William)
Anne Ross
Marc Standing (King Street Gallery on William)
Jim Thalassoudis (Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary)
Hadyn Wilson (Frances Keevil Gallery)

▶ Click here to view the exhibition page
▶ Click here to view the catalogue

The catalogue is available for $10 ($12.50 posted Australia wide)
Reserve your copy by email or visit the Gallery to pick one up.

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Important dates + changes in 2016

Brenda May Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition | 24 November to 19 December 2015
Last day of business for the year | 19 December 2015, 10am-5pm
Christmas Closure Dates | 20 December 2015 to 28 January 2016 (inclusive)
First Exhibitions for 2016, Sculpture 2016: Bronze and Grayson Cooke – video | 29 January to 18 February 2016
2 Danks Street Gala opening event | 3 February 2016, 6-8pm

2016 will see a change to our exhibition structure.
From next year, our shows will open on a Saturday and end on a Thursday.


Art Prize Finalists

JAMES GUPPY | PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Congratulations to James Guppy who was a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2015 with his painting ‘The Romantic‘ from his recent exhibition In Flagrante Delicto, shown at Brenda May Gallery and Sydney Contemporary.

> Sign up to James Guppy’s email list here
> View In Flagrante Delicto here

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acrylic on polycotton, timber frame, 120 x 82cm


TODD FULLER | HURFORD HARDWOOD PORTRAIT PRIZE

Todd Fuller is a finalist in the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2015 at Lismore Regional Gallery with his video work ‘Animated Self-Portrait’.

> Sign up to Todd Fuller’s email list here
> View available works by Todd Fuller here

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TODD FULLER + LEZLIE TILLEY
FISHER’S GHOST AWARD

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We are delighted to announce that both Lezlie Tilley and Todd Fuller are finalists in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award held at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

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Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 2.02.16 pm< Todd Fuller ‘Little Star’ 2015
oil, pigment, ink on terracotta, iPod playing ‘Little Star’

Untitled Show

Our Untitled Show features artworks that differ in style, medium, inspiration and affect. The only unifying quality is that they do not allow audiences to rely on a title for further instruction, and instead are open to interpretation.

Artists include Tanmaya Bingham, Robert Boynes, Jim Croke, Sybil Curtis, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Melinda Le Guay, Al Munro, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O’Donnell, Leslie Oliver, Lezlie Tilley, and Peter Tilley.

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Untitled Show

On view 29 September to 24 October 2015

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acrylic paint on plywood, 43 x 31cm

‘Untitled’ would appear to be the most common name attributed to a work of art. Despite the word denoting nothingness, the power of the untitled work is that it has the ability to express the opposite. Artists usually name works to convey something further about the piece to an audience, whether that is a feeling, a description, or a nod to its inspiration. An untitled work, on the other hand, asks the audience to think and question a little more in order to uncover meaning.

The works in this exhibition will differ in style, medium, inspiration and affect. The only unifying quality will be that the works do not allow audiences to rely on a title for further instruction and will instead be entirely open to interpretation.

 

Lezlie Tilley at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

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Lezlie Tilley, ‘Hallowe’en Suite: Verse 19’ 2012, mixed media on paper, 14.5 x 20.5 cm

 

Lezlie Tilley was curated into the recent exhibition, Your Collection: The Extended Version, on view at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. The gallery holds a number of Lezlie’s works in their collection including the piece pictured here titled ‘Hallowe’en Suite’.

Lezlie’s solo exhibition is on view at the Gallery in Danks Street until Saturday 1 August. Sign up for the Lezlie Tilley email list here.

 

Robert Boynes and Lezlie Tilley Go click the exhibition lookbooks

We are pleased to present you with the beautiful exhibition catalogues for In Plain Sight by Robert Boynes and camouflage by Lezlie Tilley. Both exhibitions will be on view until Saturday 1 August.

▶ Click here to view the lookbook for Robert Boynes
▶ Click here to view the lookbook for Lezlie Tilley

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