Category Archives: FULLER, TODD

Now on view: Todd Fuller in Sculpture 2016: Bronze

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Our current group exhibition Sculpture 2016: Bronze features Todd Fuller’s first work in bronze. The work centres on his recurring potbellied, schadenfreude male figure – this time suspended from ‘balloons’ made from clusters of small, painted umbrellas. This is the first in a small series of sculptures on the same theme. On view until Thursday 18 February.

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Todd Fuller, ‘he just leapt, closed his eyes and hoped for the best’ 2016, bronze, steel, found objects, swivel, clip and wire – unique, 119 x 78 x 73cm $6,800


Insubstantial Love Stories
20 February to 17 March 2016

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Premiering on Saturday 20 February, is Todd Fuller’s newest animation, ‘Unite project’, a participatory artwork surveying a range of responses to marriage equality. Fuller supplied members of the public with black + white stills from the film depicting two men engaged in a passionate kiss. The participants were encouraged to respond to the image by colouring in the figures with the resulting images complied into a hand drawn animation.

You can contribute to the ‘Unite Project’ in a colouring-in session for adults on Saturday 5 March, as part of Art Month Sydney. This film invites visitors to sit and respond to the work through drawing, colouring, writing or collage. To date, over 300 participants have completed their own frames which have been scanned and inserted into the ’Unite Project’ film. Add your voice to this unique project.

> Opening drinks, Saturday 20 February, 3-5pm
> Colouring-in for Adults, Saturday 5 March, 12-2pm

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Just Draw at Newcastle Art Gallery

On view starting 6 February is Just Draw at Newcastle Art Gallery. This exhibition, co-curated by Todd Fuller, features drawings from his Little Star series. A monumental charcoal drawing by Catherine O’Donnell selected from her personal collection is also featured. Don’t miss this exhibition celebrating a range of contemporary drawing applications, show runs until 1 May 2016.

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< Todd Fuller ‘Little Star’ 2015, hand drawn film – 6:44min, edition of 8, $850

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.


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

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 1.37.28 pm< James Guppy ‘The Romantic’ 2015
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

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 1.41.35 pm< Todd Fuller ‘Animated Self Portrait’, hand drawn film


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.

> Sign up to Lezlie Tilley’s email list here

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.

 

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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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.