Author Archives: Brenda May Gallery

…a piece of string… curated by Al Munro and Irianna Kanellopoulou exhibition lookbooks

We are pleased to present you with the exhibition catalogues for Wanderland by Irianna Kanellopoulou and …a piece of string… featuring Jacqueline Bradley, Kirsty Darlaston, Lucy Irvine, Melinda Le Guay, Jemima Parker, and the exhibition curator Al Munro. Both exhibitions will be on view until Saturday 29 August.

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4ae2474c-6078-4656-b82e-e5e4f911ae6bAl Munro

a piece of string



SCREEN SURFACE curated by Geoffrey Weary
Black Box Projects
Until 29 August 2015

Films by Frazer Bull-Clark, Katherine Berger, Jing Feng (Sophy Feng), Graham Burchett, and Harley Ives (courtesy of Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney).

Katherine BergerKatherine Berger, ‘Suspension’ 2015
repurposed found 16mm film decayed by the artist and digital transfer, stereo sound – 5:35mins, ed of 6

Black Box Projects 4 to 29 August 2015

Screen SurfaceSCREEN SURFACE, curated by Geoffrey Weary
“It is easy to fall into old habits of interpretation. This is particularly true of screen-based artworks when they resemble a narrative or documentary film. Invariably the question of meaning becomes associated with content and “form” is of little consequence. The works selected for this exhibition are engaged in a two–way interaction where social, environmental and identity issues are mediated through highly personalised approaches to the treatment of the surface of the projected screen image.”

Films by Frazer Bull-Clark, Katherine Berger, Jing Feng (Sophy Feng), Graham Burchett, and Harley Ives (courtesy of Chalk Horse, Sydney).

Geoffrey Weary is an artist and curator. He is also an Honorary Associate of Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney.

On view from Tuesday 4 August to Saturday 29 August 2015

Evening drinks with the Artists, Wednesday 5 August, 6-8pm

…a piece of string…, curated by Al Munro
“…a piece of string… presents the work of Jacqueline Bradley, Kirsty Darlaston, Lucy Irvine, Melinda Le Guay, Jemima Parker, and Al Munro to demonstrate the diversity of artistic possibilities offered by textile-based art media. These are artists who engage with textile forms in order to test the boundaries of art/craft and to work with the specific material and cultural associations of fibre.”

“This work captures the adventures and wandering tales of protagonists with a hidden, throwaway past. Released from their captivity, these characters and found objects are given a renewed purpose and claim a re-discovered and re-invented identity.”
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a piece of sting:Wanderland

New in the stockroom: Todd Fuller ‘Little Star’ sculptures

Todd Fuller - Little Star SculpturesWe have just received two new sculptures in our stockroom by Todd Fuller. The works feature Fuller’s newest protagonist, Little Star, the 11th dog the Soviets launched into space during the 50’s and 60’s. The iPods contained within each of the sculptures play the film ‘Little Star’ which can be viewed here.

Clicking on each of the works takes to you the website where additional images of the sculptures are available. Sign up for the Todd Fuller email list here.

Peter Tilley, Sculpture by the Sea, Decade Club at Macquarie Group

Last year, Peter Tilley was inducted into the Decade Club at Sculpture by the Sea as an artist who has partiicpated in the exhibition ten or more times.

In recognition of this achievement, Tilley’s work will be on view at Macquarie Group in August alongside other members of the Decade Club.

We look forward to presenting Tilley’s new body of work here at the Galley in November.

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Peter Tilley

Peter Tilley, ‘Anticipating the Voyage’ 2015
cast iron, painted timber, 52 x 34 x 19cm

Lezlie Tilley at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Lezlie Tilley

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.


Mylyn Nguyen in Installation Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks

We are pleased to announce that Mylyn Nguyen has been selected for inclusion at Installation Contemporary, one of five exhibition sectors at the Sydney Contemporary art fair. On view from 11 to 13 September at Carriageworks, Installation Contemporary is curated by The Curator’s Department which is comprised of Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams.

Mylyn’s work will be found in an unlikely location so keep an eye out for her paper insects. When you spot her installation, snap a photo with Instagram and hashtag it #MylynNguyen. Happy hunting!

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Mylyn Nguyen

Nicole Welch at Murry Art Museum Albury

We are delighted to work in partnership with Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) to present Nicole Welch’s exhibition, Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury. The suite of photographs will be exhibited at Brenda May Gallery in September and then will travel to MAMA from 5 October to 22 November 2015. This work traces the early pathways between Welch’s home in Bathurst, and Albury, drawing on written records to reflect the embedded cultural histories of the regions.

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Nicole WelchNicole Welch, ‘Frightful Tremendous Pass #2′ 2015
pigment ink, face-mounted and framed, 100 x 100cm

Flatline: Winner Emerging – Gosford Regional Art Gallery 2015

Huge congratulations to Flatline (Todd Fuller + Carl Sciberras) who won Emerging 2015 : a biennial art competition bringing together the work of the best emerging contemporary artists from New South Wales, with the film ‘A Dance for Paul Klee‘. The work will be on view at Gosford Regional Gallery from 18 July to 6 September 2015.

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Todd Fuller – Artist in Residence at DRAWinternational in France in 2016

Todd FullerTodd Fuller creating the animated film ‘One and Only’ at Back to Back Galleries, Cooks Hill in January 2012. Photograph courtesy of Naomi Nichols.

Todd Fuller has recently been accepted to the program of DRAWinternational, a research centre for drawing in Caylus, France hosting contemporary drawing practitioners from around the world. He will travel to France in late 2016 to research gesture and mark making in relation to his hand drawn films. Fuller has previously undertaken residencies to the British School at Rome and the Cité Des International Arts, Paris, and we look forward to seeing what he produces at DRAWinternational.

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