RECENT Exhibitions

Peter Tilley

- Figure in the landscape, 2014

25 March to 17 April

The inclusion of the figure in the landscape can add a powerful element to a three dimensional statement. This is because the human form is capable, like nothing else, of depicting a range of human experience from fate, to authority and awkwardness, to self-deception, while at the same time displaying an underlying dignity. The language of figurative realism is simply, for me, the most effective way of portraying what it is to be human.

The simplified form of the figure should remain anonymous and elemental, as they are intended to be universal models of humanity. That simplicity of form also conveys a complex message. There is a duality of meaning; an aspect that I have pursued and consciously incorporated in my work, with the possibility that some times these several meanings may be ambivalent or contradictory.

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Nicole Welch

- Apparitions, 2014

25 March to 17 April

In this series of photographs of media installations in the Australian landscape, projected images emerge from the terrain and escarpment, appearing and receding simultaneously. These works reveal the embedded cultural history and idealism projected onto this land since colonisation, centering on the Australian Romantic landscape painters who brought a European sensibility and vision to their depictions of this 'new' world.

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Dianne Gall

- Disconnected, 2014

25 February to 22 March

My work derives itself from my personal experiences and observations as a woman in Contemporary Australia. I have chosen the filmatic stage to portray my characters, making my own version of Noir - my Femme Noir. The characters in my paintings often appear disassociated in their environments; there in physicality but removed and mentally detached, existing in their own worlds. Women stare into space, involved in their private lives, housed in their own environments. Here there are pristine interiors, with patterned walls and floors, whilst the shadows play with the psychological presence of people inhabiting the scenes.

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Linda Van Niekerk

- 10 Years On, 2014

25 February to 22 March

My approach to design has evolved since my first exhibition at Brenda May Gallery in 2004, however my desire has always been to create bold sculptural jewellery that sits well on the body.

The exhibition will include new work whilst reviewing the work of the past decade, demonstrating an elegant timelessness that transcends fad or fashion.

NB: this is just a small selection of the work on exhibition in the Gallery...

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Group

- a group exhibition, 2014

25 February to 22 March

A selection of new work by Robert Boynes, Bianca Chang, Lorraine Guddemi, Mylyn Nguyen, Leslie Oliver, Anne Penman Sweet, Lezlie Tilley and Peter Tilley.

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Sculpture 2014

- curated group exhibition

29 January to 22 February

First held at Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Brenda May Gallery’s former incarnation, this annual exhibition features an engaging and eclectic collection of artworks, and continues to provide a significant platform for the ever-evolving medium of sculpture.

Brenda May Gallery accepts submissions throughout the year, from both Australia and New Zealand, for the Sculpture Series, aiming to present a curated exhibition of interesting and innovative contemporary sculpture that varies aesthetically from year to year.

This year includes works from Andrew Best, Walter Brecely, Marguerite Derricourt, Todd Fuller, Lisa Giles, Lorraine Guddemi, Emily McIntosh, Al Munro, Mylyn Nguyen, Leslie Oliver, Benjamin Storch, Greer Taylor, Lezlie Tilley, Peter Tilley and Jacek Wańkowski.

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