Category Archives: MUNRO, AL

New in the Stockroom – Al Munro

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Al Munro:

Five glistening screen prints from Munro’s ‘Mineral Crystal’ series are now at the Gallery. These works transcribe the patterns of knit-work into prints that have then been flocked with glitter, as to imbue the diagrams with the natural sparkle of crystals. We currently have minerals of various shapes in Sapphire Blue, Multi-colour, Metal Silver, Pewter Green and Choc Brown (pictured).

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Al Munro
‘Choc Brown Mineral Crystal’ 2012 screen print, glitter flocking on Stonehenge paper – unique
113.5 x 78.5cm
Frame size: 118 x 83cm. $2,200

Call for Proposals: Op Art, 2016

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Brenda May Gallery is seeking proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for the curated exhibition Op Art.

Op Art is a genre that explores the varying illusionary optical effects that can be influenced by manipulating geometrical shapes and repeating colours.

For further information, please click here.

Al Munro, ‘Hyperbolic Infinite V’ 2015, acrylic on canvas, 40.5cm diameter – $650

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

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 5.20.21 pmAl Munro, ‘Untitled 2’ 2015
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.

 

…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.

▶ Click here to view the lookbook for …a piece of string…
▶ Click here to view the lookbook for Irianna Kanellopoulou

 

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Wanderland


 

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

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.”

▶ IRIANNA KANELLOPOULOU, Wanderland
“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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Read Exhibition Brief in Art Almanac

a piece of sting:Wanderland

Al Munro Australia Council Residency

Al Munro, 'Crystalline Infinite II', 2014Al Munro has embarked on a three month Australia Council residency in Tokyo. She will be researching traditional Japanese patterning and scientific visualisations to explore the mapping and cataloguing of nature.

Al Munro is also our guest curator for the exhibition …a piece of string… later this year, 4 to 29 August.

Al Munro, ‘Crystalline Infinite II’, 2014
acrylic, pigment marker on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5cm, $480

Al Munro, ‘Homage to the Everyday’

Al Munro’s crocheted series of bottles began during her Doctorate as a side project and as a homage to Giorgio Morandi. Famous for his ‘Natura Morta’ paintings of vessels in restricted palettes, Al has given Morandi’s work a three-dimensional form, carrying over the visually tactile quality of his work in the textural surfaces of her pieces.

ccc92604-2afa-4973-a338-f734da24be78New versions from the series are again available at the Gallery. In 2014, ‘Homage to the Everyday (Morandi and Hanssen Pigott)’ was acquired by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery for their permanent collection and was recently featured in Australian Financial Review Magazine.

Al Munro is currently curating an exhibition titled …a piece of string…, which will focus on the use of textiles as a point of departure. The exhibition will be on view from 4 to 29 August at the Gallery.

Al Munro, ‘Homage to the Everyday (Morandi and Hanssen Pigott)’ 2015, various yarns – (7 pieces)