Category Archives: TILLEY, LEZLIE

On view from Saturday 6 August to Thursday 1 September 2016

Join us for drinks with Todd on Saturday afternoon, 6 August, 3-5pm

▶ TODD FULLER, Seven rules for raising your siren
After 18 months of immersive work, Todd Fuller’s latest film presents an imaginative tale that brings together two unlikely characters: a sea dugong (sirenia) and a boy. In Fuller’s trademark style, the hand drawn film was created using paint and charcoal — erasing, re-painting and drawing to conjure movement in the resulting artworks. Drawing regularly at Sydney Sealife Aquarium, Fuller observed Sydney’s dugongs, Waru and Pig, becoming acquainted with their gestures, mannerisms and movements.

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▶ DIRECTOR’S CUT, An excerpt from the private collection of Brenda May
Being the director of a contemporary gallery, Brenda May has inevitably amassed an impressive collection of artworks. Bringing the private into the public eye, Director’s Cut is an invitation to view a selection of these acquisitions, all purchased within a strict budget over the last thirty years.

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OP ART on view until Thursday 7 July

We are pleased to present the digital catalogue for Op Art. Read an exhibition review by Naomi Gall on the Art Guide website here.

▶ Click here to view the lookbook for OP ART

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▶ ARTISTS
Joel Arthur, John Aslanidis (Gallery 9), Lincoln Austin (Andrew Baker Art Dealer), Lee Bethel, Marion Borgelt (Dominik Mersch Gallery), Julie Brooke, Debra Dawes, Caroline Durré, Sophia Egarchos, Justin Harvey, Jacob Leary (Flinders Lane Gallery), Al Munro, Paul Snell (Gallery 9), Greer Taylor, Lezlie Tilley, and George Tjungurrayi (Utopia Art Sydney).
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On view from Saturday 11 June to Thursday 7 July 2016

Join us for afternoon drinks with many of the Artists, on Saturday 11 June, 3-5pm

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▶ OP ART
This exhibition will cause flat lines to seemingly buckle, stationary colours to bleed and intersect, concavity to be created within even surfaces, afterimages to appear and motion to arise from stillness. Patterns will vibrate, concentric circles will quiver and depth will be deceptive. Op Art has appeared throughout many art historical movements, including Cubism, Constructivism and Dadaism. It is a genre that explores the varying illusionary optical effects that can be influenced by manipulating geometrical shapes and repeating colours. Perception differs from reality, revealing flaws within the human retina’s ability to always see things as they are. Contemporary artists continue to be fascinated by this genre, incorporating scientific and mathematical principles, formations found in nature, colour-theory, inspiration from technological advancements, as well as new media equipment, to further explore this area of ocular inquiry.

Artists include Joel Arthur, John Aslanidis (Gallery 9), Lincoln Austin (Andrew Baker Art Dealer), Lee Bethel, Marion Borgelt (Dominik Mersch Gallery), Julie Brooke, Debra Dawes, Caroline Durré, Sophia Egarchos, Justin Harvey, Jacob Leary, Al Munro, Paul Snell (Gallery 9), Greer Taylor, Lezlie Tilley, and George Tjungurrayi (Utopia Art Sydney).

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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.
> Sign up to Lezlie Tilley’s email list 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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> To view available works by Lezlie Tilley, click here
> To join Lezlie Tilley’s mailing list, click here

New in the Stockroom

Lezlie Tilley
‘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.

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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.

> Sign up to Lezlie Tilley’s email list here

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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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