ASHLEIGH GARWOOD, LESLIE OLIVER, POLLY STANTON on view until Thursday 29 September

We are pleased to present you with the exhibition catalogues for Under Erasure by ASHLEIGH GARWOOD and Now and Then by LESLIE OLIVER.
Currently screening in Black Box Projects is Undercurrents by POLLY STANTON.

▶ Click here to view the lookbook for ASHLEIGH GARWOOD
▶ Click here to view the lookbook for LESLIE OLIVER

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▶ ASHLEIGH GARWOOD

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▶ LESLIE OLIVER

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▶ POLLY STANTON

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On view from Saturday 3 September to Thursday 29 September 2016

Join us for drinks with the Artists on Saturday afternoon, 3 September, 3-5pm

▶ ASHLEIGH GARWOOD, Under Erasure
After completing a residency with the Cité International des Arts in Paris, Garwood was drawn to spend time in Iceland.

According to Garwood, the Icelandic landscape and winter light are extremely affecting and remote. The resulting images consider our expectations of nature and the landscape and how these have been pre-determined though our relationship with images.

> Download Artist CV
> Read biography
> Read “Debutantes”, Art Collector #75, 2016

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▶ LESLIE OLIVER, Now and Then
Sculptures as static things invoke an awareness of time. The stillness gives us a chance to reassemble the elements in an act of recreation that speaks of the past. The inherent dramatic tensions within the structure send us forward into an imagined future. Einstein’s view of time is like a plane in a fourth dimension where the past/present/future exists simultaneously. By holding still, a sculpture acts as a marker set into the fabric of time. I like to make things to look at… and feel myself in time. – Leslie Oliver

> Download Artist CV
> Read biography

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▶ POLLY STANTON, Undercurrents
‘Undercurrents’ is a moving image and sound work that traces the pathway of water as it travels through the distinct sites of the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme, creating an audio-visual mapping that documents changes of place and time over a 12 hour day – from the first moments of the dawn ice-melt, to the last stages of dusk as the current is halted by the dark water of Junction Dam. Shifting and observational, the work presents a cinematic gesture of landscape that is at once ephemeral and stark.

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Quarterly 2.3

We are pleased to present the seventh edition of our Quarterly publication which contains the exhibition information for July – September 2016. You can view Quarterly 2.3 by clicking here.

Upcoming exhibitions include Dion Horstmans, Kevin McKay, Erica Seccombe, Todd Fuller, Polly Stanton, Ashleigh Garwood, Leslie Oliver, and the curated exhibition Director’s Cut: an excerpt from the private collection of Brenda May.

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Sculpture 2016: Bronze

On view until Thursday 18 February!

Welcome to our first exhibition for the year – Sculpture 2016: Bronze. This show pays homage to the versatility of this important, sculptural material. Although unified by medium, the exhibition reflects the differing ways contemporary artists manipulate bronze within their sculptural practices. A few of the works have been highlighted below, however click here to view the entire exhibition.

Artists: Marguerite Derricourt, Todd Fuller, Titania Henderson (Karen Woodbury Gallery), Christopher Hodges (Utopia Art Sydney), Lucy Irvine, Anita Larkin (Defiance Gallery), Barbara Licha, Dan Lorrimer, Mylyn Nguyen, Leslie Oliver, Anne Ross, Morgan Shimeld, Benjamin Storch, Susanna Strati, Terry Stringer (Robin Gibson Gallery), Peter Tilley, Belinda Winkler.

 

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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.


Leslie Oliver, Nicole Welch, and Todd Fuller in Black Box Projects

Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 12.57.56 pmThree of our Represented Artists are currently screening in Black Box Projects in the exhibition Love. Lament. Loss. View all of the films in the exhibition here.

Film stills L to R: Leslie Oliver, ‘Love Stories’ 2010; Nicole Welch, ‘Lament’ 2012; Todd Fuller, ‘Somewhere in Between’ 2011.

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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‘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.

 

Love. Lament. Loss.

Black Box Projects
On view 29 September to 24 October 2015

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Love. Lament. Loss. brings together the work of three Represented Artists who have explored these states in their complexity and intensity. Leslie Oliver asks students to recount a time they fell in love, offering stories of loves’ lived and loves’ lost. Todd Fuller’s films explore the strength required to release a burden or a joy, and Nicole Welch stimulates deliberation through a use of loaded symbols, conceptually considering the effect of imperialistic ideology on the Australian landscape.

Oliver’s empathetic documentary-style approach is contrasted with the mesmerising time-lapse technique employed by Welch. Fuller’s hand-drawn animations offer a further divergent style of moving image artwork, conveying the varied ways in which the medium of video is being used by artists to create thoughtful and captivating narratives.

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