Category Archives: TILLEY, PETER

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Black Harvest
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Until 5 June 2016

Peter Tilley’s touring collaborative exhibition with Andy Devine is currently on view at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Black Harvest includes both individual and joint artworks by Devine and Tilley, with reference to the Hunter Valley Region.

Pictured: Peter Tilley + Andy Devine, ‘Response #20’ 2014

 

 


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Lament
Murray Art Museum Albury
Until 12 June 2016

Nicole Welch‘s video work ‘Lament’ is currently screening at MAMA. This work is from Welch’s 2012 Illumination series.

“The Illumination works are photographs of site-specific installations in the Australian landscape. The works began when I was artist in residence at Hill End in 2010. The archetypal Australian landscape of Hill End that I encountered was overwhelmingly felt, along with the colonial histories imbued within. My ancestry is strongly connected to this region dating to pre – 1850 when they arrived to secure pastoral leases on an ‘uncharted’ land. These personal family stories, the broader history of the region and the European idealism projected upon this landscape became the focus of this new work.”

Pictured: Nicole Welch, ‘Lament’ 2012


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Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
Until 26 June 2016

This is an annual award held in Victoria. James Guppy‘s major painting ‘Negotiated Settlement‘, depicting billowing clouds and brawling businessmen from his 2015 exhibition In Flagrante Delicto, has been selected as a finalist.

 

Pictured: James Guppy, ‘Negotiated Settlement’ 2015

 

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Best in Show: Dogs in
Australian Art
Orange Regional Gallery
Until 3 July 2016

This show explores the diverse ways in which the dog has been presented in Australian art from colonial times until the present, revealing much about our deep bond with the animal. James Guppy’s work ‘Cerberus’ is one of 70 important works that have been selected for this exhibition.

 

Pictured: James Guppy, ‘Cerberus’ 1991


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Drawn in Fairfield
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
Until 13 August 2016

 

Catherine O’Donnell‘s solo exhibition, Drawn in Fairfield, is now on view at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. The drawings in this exhibition are on a smaller scale to many of O’Donnell’s previous works and represent the architecture of the Fairfield area.

Also, save the date for O’Donnell’s first solo exhibition as a Represented Artist, later this year at Brenda May Gallery, 1-27 October.

Pictured: Catherine O’Donnell, ‘Urban dwellings series no 11’ 2016


MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize
Murray Art Museum Albury
Until 7 August 2016

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This biennial acquisitive award and exhibition showcases the best in contemporary Australian photography. Both Nicole Welch and Ashleigh Garwood are finalists in this year’s prize.

Pictured: Nicole Welch, ‘Apparitions #4’ 2014 +
Ashleigh Garwood, ‘Botany’ 2014

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Peter Tilley The Gardens Sculpture Prize (Indoor)

We are delighted to announce that Peter Tilley’s sculpture ‘Navigating Life’, which was created this year, has been chosen as the second place winner of The Gardens Sculpture Prize for the indoor sculpture section.

This sculpture incorporates a combination of elements, including a solitary figure standing in a vessel, a staircase and a low hanging cloud. This last feature is also a part of another recent work ‘Nor’East’, which is currently available to view at Brenda May Gallery.

> View currently available artwork
> Sign up to Peter Tilley’s email list here

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< Peter Tilley, ‘Navigating Life’ 2016

More exhibitions currently on view

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 3.28.18 pmMouthfeel
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art
Darwin, Until 7 May 2016

Mouthfeel, curated by our Gallery Manager Megan Fizell, is a selection of video artworks that focus on the ingestion of edible and non-edible substances.

< Pictured: Martynka Wawrzyniak (courtesy of Envoy Enterprises, New York City), ‘Chocolate’ 2010

 

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NORTH Contemporary Art Space
Until 7 May 2016

Curated by Abdullah M.I. Syed, The ‘F’ Show brings together fifteen female artists who have worked with him over the last decade. Catherine O’Donnell has a selection of works in this exhibition.

> Pictured: Catherine O’Donnell’s small gouache and graphite drawings of everyday objects on gum leaves.


 

A Dirty Business
Newcastle Art Gallery
Until 15 May 2016

A show exploring Peter Tilley, Andy Devine and Andrew Styan’s collaborative and solo practices.

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Newcastle Art Gallery
Until 1 May 2016

Curators Todd Fuller and Lisa Woolfe have brought together artworks in a variety of mediums that reveal the multifaceted nature of contemporary drawing practices, including works by Catherine O’Donnell, Todd Fuller and Flatline (Todd Fuller + Carl Sciberras).

< Pictured: Flatline, ‘imprint’ 2014, cast crayons.


 

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Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Until 5 June 2016

Peter Tilley’s touring collaborative exhibition with Andy Devine is currently on view at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Black Harvest includes both individual and joint artworks by Devine and Tilley, with reference to the Hunter Valley Region.

> Pictured: Peter Tilley + Andy Devine, ‘Response #17’ 2014

 


 

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Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Until 22 May 2016

This exhibition brings the perspectives of contemporary artists to the role of women fighting on ‘the home front’ in World War I. Catherine O’Donnell has three major works in this exhibition.

< Pictured: Catherine O’Donnell, ‘Sisters of the Australian Voluntary Hospital’ 2014

 

 


 

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Australian Art
Orange Regional Gallery
Until 3 July 2016

This show explores the diverse ways in which the dog has been presented in Australian art from colonial times until the present, revealing much about our deep bond with the animal. James Guppy’s work ‘Cerberus’ is one of 70 important works that have been selected for this exhibition.

> Pictured: James Guppy, ‘Cerberus’ 1991

 

New in the Stockroom

Melinda Le Guay

A framed work from Melinda Le Guay‘s Conflict series is now available at the Gallery. This dress was made by the artist laboriously knitting layers of enamelled copper wire and then embellishing the garment with found objects and items of adornment.

Le Guay comments on this series saying: “My research and work has become increasingly concerned with nurturing, healing and protecting the fragile and vulnerable… [It] hinges on the physical and psychological susceptibility of the young female… Still immersed in materiality, my work is not generated by conscious thought but is experiential and process driven…” – 2011

> Sign up to Melinda Le Guay’s email list here

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< Melinda Le Guay, ‘Covert’ 2011/2016
enamelled copper wire, thread, gauze, bone, brass brooch, pin, feather, paper, beads. 72 x 21 x 10cm. Frame size: 89.5 x 43cm – $4,200

 


 


Peter Tilley

Interested in the associated meanings of symbols such as the standing man, empty chair, suitcase, vessel, cloud and lone tree, Peter Tilley is able to convey messages using a simplicity of form. His newest work utilises the symbols of the vessel and the cloud, whilst also exploring texture through his use of mixed timbers in both raw and finished states, along with bronze and gold leaf.

> Sign up to Peter Tilley’s email list here

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Peter Tilley at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Highlights from the MRAG Collection
12 February to 29 March 2016

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Currently hanging in Maitland Regional Gallery’s exhibition of collection highlights (from 1957 – 2015) is Peter Tilley’s relief work ‘Shards with leaves and flowers’. As the exhibition placard reveals, this piece is composed of century old fragments of bone china collected from near the mouth of the Yarra River in Victoria, and was a joint winner of the Maitland Art Prize in 1992.

> Sign up to Peter Tilley’s email list here.

Peter Tilley at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Black Harvest
23 April to 5 June 2016

The next stop for Peter Tilley’s touring collaborative exhibition with Andy Devine is Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Black Harvest includes both individual and joint artworks by Devine and Tilley, with reference to the Hunter Valley Region.

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“The collaborative 3D collages and sculptural pieces, assembled from paintings, printing plates and objects either found or made, embrace the idea that the works remain open to a multiplicity of meanings and interpretations. Duality of meaning is an aspect that we have consistently pursued and consciously incorporated in our work. There is an apparent simplicity to the objects and images yet they are richly symbolic and capable of multiple or contradictory interpretations. This is an area of primary importance to us both. The symbolism can be read as a metaphor for humankind’s disregard for the natural world. There is also an undercurrent of the lived experience both of us have weathered before settling in Newcastle.”
– Peter Tilley

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will have an exhibition opening from 6pm on 22 April 2016.

> Sign up to Peter Tilley’s email list here.

Peter Tilley in ‘A Dirty Business’

Peter Tilley in A Dirty Business at Newcastle Art Gallery
20 February – 15 May 2016

This exhibition is a look at Newcastle-based artists Peter Tilley, Andy Devine and Andrew Styan’s collaborative and solo practices, focusing on their conceptual similarities.

> Sign up for Peter Tilley’s email list here.

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Andy Devine and Peter Tilley, ‘Response No. 20’ 2015, acrylic on canvas on board and bird bone on lead.

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.

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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.