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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.


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.

 

October 2014 Exhibitions

▶ AL MUNRO, Systems of the Infinite
“Systems of the Infinite continues my interest in pattern systems and their relationship to the natural world. I draw on both traditional Japanese patterning and scientific visualisations to explore the mapping and cataloguing of nature.”

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▶ TANMAYA BINGHAM, English Tea Party…gone wrong
“English Tea Party…gone wrong is an installation that typifies an ongoing epidemic plaguing Great Britain; TEA, the most sought after narcotic on the British market, and the drug of choice in the United Kingdom since the 18th century.”

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▶ DANIEL CONNELL, Night Light in Black Box Projects
“The project captures the ability of indicator and stand-by lights to signify and recall space. Standby lights can be abstracted into navigation points in order for an individual to recognise familiar spaces when nothing else can be seen.”
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Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Prize, 2014 International Art Competition, Kennedy Prize, and Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize Finalists

We are pleased to announce that a number of our artists have been selected as finalists in forthcoming prizes.

MYLYN NGUYEN, PETER TILLEY, and IRIANNA KANELLOPOULOU
Finalists in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture prize. Their works (pictured below) will be on view at Deakin University from the 30 October to 13 December 2014.

TANMAYA BINGHAM
Tanmaya Bingham’s drawing ‘Smirk’ will be exhibited as a finalist for the competition at the 2014 International Art Festival. The piece will be on view from the 8 to 11 October 2014 in Chelsea, NYC. Bingham will be exhibiting her new body of work English Tea Party…gone wrong starting 7 October. To receive a preview of the work please sign up here.

NICOLE WELCH
Apparitions #3‘ from Nicole Welch’s recent solo exhibition has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Kennedy Prize. An edition of this work was also acquired by Artbank earlier this year.

FLATLINE (TODD FULLER + Carl Sciberras)
Flatline is a finalist in the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award at Grafton Regional Gallery with the video work ‘A Dance for Paul Klee‘, to be screened from the 17 October to 7 December 2014.

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Al Munro, ‘Homage to the Everyday’, Acquired by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

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Al Munro‘s work, ‘Homage to the Everyday‘, which was curated into the group exhibition Kitchenalia at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery has been acquired for their permanent collection. The work will remain on view as part of Kitchenalia until the 11 October 2014.

We will be exhibiting Al Munro’s new body of work Systems of the Infinite starting 7 October. Should you wish to receive a preview of the work or be informed of future special events relating to Munro, please sign up here.

News – 2 Danks Street Award for Art Criticism + Exhibitions (31 July)

Nicole Welch exhibiting in The Third Wave
at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

The photographs by Nicole Welch held in the permanent collection at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will be exhibited in the exhibition The Third Wave: Two Decades of the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. The exhibition will be on view from the 1 August to 28 September 2014. Nicole participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence program where she utilised the Holtermann Collection of Victorian era prints for a body of work considering the Victorian aesthetic contrasted with the archetypal Australian landscape.

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Nicole Welch, ‘Apparitions #1, Projection – Mount Arapiles and the Mitre Rock 1863, Nicholas Chevalier’
2013, pigment ink, face-mounted, 95 x 200cm (also available 61 x 130cm), edition of 6 in two sizes
(Purchased by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 2014)


Tanmaya Bingham at Ostrale’014 in Dresden, Germany

Tanmaya Bingham‘s triptych (pictured below) from the series “I Got my Mom’s Boobs” (2013) is currently on view at Ostrale’014 in Dresden, Germany, one of the largest exhibitions of international contemporary art in Europe. The theme of Ostrale’014 this year is ‘Around You’ and the show is on view until the 28 September. Tanmaya will be exhibiting her new body of work titled English Tea Party…gone wrong starting on 7 October here at the Gallery.

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Left: Tanmaya Bingham, ‘My Kryptonite heart is the leash to my beat’ 2013
coloured pencil and mixed media on panel, 91.5 x 76cm
Centre: Tanmaya Bingham, ‘Bee Fantastic and her galactic force field’ 2013
coloured pencil and mixed media on panel, 183 x 122cm
Right: Tanmaya Bingham, ‘My dog is utilitarian and a great lover’ 2013
coloured pencil and mixed media on panel, 183 x 61cm


2 Danks Street Award for Art Criticism

2dankslogoInviting new and established writers to enter the second
2 Danks St Award for Art Criticism

To review an exhibition at any of the permanent galleries of 2 Danks St from 12 July to 4 October 2014.

The main award is $1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review in Art Almanac. This year, Artist Profile also introduces a new category, offering a prize of $500 for a review which shows flair and potential and/or stretches the boundaries of current reviewing.

The panel of judges includes Owen Craven, Laura Fisher, Andrew Frost and Prue Gibson.

For further information on entering, contact Janet Clayton at Janet Clayton Gallery
on 02 9698 8443 or janetclayton@me.com

Closing date for entries is Wednesday 15 October 2014


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Sculpture Park – January/February 2015

Brenda May Gallery accepts proposals until the end of October each year from sculptors in Australia and New Zealand, for our annual group exhibition held each January since 1998.

The 2015 edition of our annual sculpture exhibition will feature artworks that are capable of withstanding the elements. As these works are intended for outdoor settings, curatorial attention will be particularly paid to functionality, scale, construction and visual impact.

Scheduled each January, this show continues the tradition of opening our year with an exhibition seeking to exhibit the best and most interesting contemporary sculpture. Although there are no restrictions for this exhibition, we will only consider work made by professional sculptors that has not previously been exhibited in Sydney.

Proposals for this show must be received Friday 31 October 2014.

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, an artist statement and a separate, single page outlining the nature of the work you are proposing. Please keep it simple, no powerpoint or keynote files.

Al Munro, Tanmaya Bingham, Marguerite Derricourt – Closing 17 August

Our current exhibitions will be on view until Saturday 17 August and a reminder that they are all eligible to be reviewed for the 2 Danks Street Award for Contemporary Art Criticism. Don’t forget all the Galleries are open late every Wednesday night until 7pm and our own Danks Street Diner and Luke Mangan’s tasting room next door, ‘Mojo‘, are now also open every Wednesday from 5pm! Parking’s a breeze…

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▶ AL MUNRO, Patterns from an invisible world
Al Munro’s canvas works reveal visual formations created through crystallographic studies, magnifying them into detailed maps of meticulously composed concentric circles. Munro creates a sense of the infinite nature of these “patterns from an invisible world”, allowing some of her hand-drawn dots to escape the surface of the canvas and spill onto the surrounding wall. Further extending this visualisation and continuing her use of fibre, Munro presents an installation of vibrant crocheted ‘targets’ that are essentially zooming into her canvas works, enlarging the small multi-coloured circles.

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▶ TANMAYA BINGHAM, Pigs and their friends
Tanamaya Bingham’s recent works are diverse in their materials, presentation and sensibility, providing a stimulating and engaging exhibition. Bingham’s series of six tiny ‘Pet’ works not only display her astounding ability to scrupulously render lifelike depictions in coloured-pencil, but also reveal endearing relationships. Her ‘Almost Animal’ series, drawn in graphite, feature the heads of familiar animals possessing an attribute that is not quite right, encouraging curious double takes. Also in this exhibition are new works incorporating collage, exuding a mix of the whimsical and the macabre.

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▶ MARGUERITE DERRICOURT, Travelling Light
This exhibition, focusing on the life, nature and mannerisms of moths, emanates a sense of flutter and flight. Holding the centre of the room is Derricourt’s substantial sculpture, ‘Ghost Moth I’ – a claustrophobic cluster of activity in Corten steel. Moulded from Japanese paper, the artist has created a series delicate and textural pieces in white, grey and blue hues, which seemingly have just alighted gently onto the wall’s surface. Appearing to launch themselves from the walls, the ‘Shadowlands’ series visually defy their weighty material.

Interview: Tanmaya Bingham

What is your earliest memory of making art?
I have many, but the one that sticks out the most is when I was 11 or 12 and I would stay up all night drawing copies of old master’s portraits. In addition to this, I would draw portraits of my friends and family whom were very nice despite my frustration at them always moving.

Do you listen to music when you are creating works? If so, what is on high rotation?
I used to work in complete silence with earplugs, but now I mix it up with music, talk radio and silence. My recent music crushes consist of The XX album “Coexist” ( I have listen to it so much that I love all of it’s songs), Florence + The Machine album “Lungs” (I am loving the song “Cosmic Love”) and Parkington Sisters album “Ours by the Day” and “Till Voice Wake Us” ( My heart is warmed by songs “Deerheart” and “Chains”) My talk radio mind-loves are NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, NPR’s “Ted Radio Hour” and “Academic Earth”.

Tanmaya-Bingham-The-TransformerWhen preparing for your last exhibition, did you create works around a theme or did the links between the works reveal themselves later on?
My series of works are most always intentionally linked. However, there are always the surprises that I don’t expect and can’t plan for. This is where the fun is.

Describe the space in which you create your works (studio, lounge room etc):
In the past my studios have ranged from a loft space in a coffee distributors warehouse divided by blue tarps attached to beams with staples to really nice clean contemporary spaces with lovely natural light.

My most recent studios have been in my living space. Typically I build walls and put in a door to create a division between living and work. Inside it is very simple and sparse.

Do you have a favourite piece or favourite pieces? If so, which piece/s and why?
My favourite works are always the ones that I am working on. Once these works are completed my next favourite works are the ones that are developing in my mind.

tanmaya_binghamWhat has been, for you, a defining moment in your career as an artist?
My moment is a state of being where I know I have the resourcefulness to handle and utilize the obstacles that come my way.

What did you eat for breakfast?
4 corn tortillas
1 avocado
2 eggs
Tomato
Salsa

This is my favorite meal!