RECENT Exhibitions

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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Sydney Underground Film Festival presents 'Film Cunst'

- Black Box Projects, 2014

29 January to 22 February

A bold, unashamed celebration and investigation of the feminine in film art. This show, curated by Stefan Popescu, is an exhibition of Sydney’s most daring and unique women artists working in a field that is arguably the most marginal at this point in time. These works are not narrative films, nor are they video art or video installations. These works push moving-image to its limits and use the cinematic situation as a specific mode for their art to be viewed. This program contains diverse works with complementary themes of performance, gender, power, nature, surface, materiality and the corporeal. Unapologetically cutting through the facade of social politeness, they engage the spectator at a visceral level and eloquently foreground the unspoken.

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Art Stage Singapore

- Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, 2014

16 to 19 January

This year, Brenda May Gallery will be presenting Mylyn Nguyen’s installation, ‘Bombus’, comprised of about one thousand, life-sized bumblebees, intricately crafted out of hand-painted, cut and folded paper, at Art Stage Singapore. Each bumblebee sits atop a fine clear acrylic strand with a perspex base, constructed so that the slightest breeze or even a breath causes the colony to ‘hover’. As one would expect of a bumblebee, they have a furry, black and yellow striped back, however Nguyen’s tiny creatures may also have a tiny green strip of lawn and some even carry minute, cut-out, watercolour houses, complete with driveways and trees.

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