Brenda May Gallery

Exhibitions

Yeah. Cheers. Thanks a lot

- group exhibition, 2016

26 November to 24 December

Last year Brenda May Gallery celebrated the major milestone of turning 30. These three decades have been split between Access Contemporary Art Gallery (est. 1985) in various Sydney locations and Brenda May Gallery at 2 Danks St in Waterloo. The end of 2016 marks 15 years since the Gallery became part of this creative complex on Danks Street and also marks its last, in anticipation of being reborn as MAY SPACE in 2017. Although the Gallery had fifteen years of exhibitions, artists and clients prior to opening its doors in Waterloo, it owes many of its strengths, experiences and achievements to this complex - the introduction of many incredible artists to the Gallery’s stable, expanding to a more global platform across Australasia through art fairs, observing the resilience and innovation of the artworld in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and the embrace of new media technologies within the commercial art market.

"Yeah. Cheers. Thanks a lot" is an ode to Brenda May Gallery's time at 2 Danks Street. An ode to the relationships made, fostered and developed; to the hard times endured and the incredible times shared; to the many anniversaries, openings and events held and enjoyed; to the other galleries within the complex that have been our peers, neighbours and support group; and to the artists that transform the space every month into something original and exciting. With this vision in mind, this exhibition will feature new works by our Gallery artists, in admiration of their talent and in honour of how they have shaped the Gallery as it stands today. This good-bye to the current space is a celebration of what Brenda May Gallery and its artists have achieved under its roof before the Gallery moves onto new things… Yeah. Cheers. Thanks a lot.

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Al Munro at Newcastle Art Gallery

- Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art, 2016/17

26 November 2016 to 5 February 2017

Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art, is a contemporary interpretation of 'vessels' by 25 international and national fibre artists.

While the word 'HOLDING' can allude to ideas of 'containing' and 'ownership', this group of artists will explore the notion of 'belonging' and 'home' through various textile mediums. Each artist will make a vessel referring to the notion of HOLDING while simultaneously creating structures will which create a rich visual experience.

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Ashleigh Garwood at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

- Silver & Salt, 2016/17

17 December to 5 February


Mylyn Nguyen at Murray Art Museum Albury

- Found, 2017

24 January to 2 May

'Found' aims to develop the idea of 'Art by Accident' by utilising commonplace objects in their everyday settings with an added moss garden, beetle party and water droplet turn fish pond. Each peep box will feature a different everyday scene/object (kitchen pantry: a moth's party place, desk: a beetles home, footpath: moss garden, linen closet: clouds, shoes: fish pond) embellished with miniature scenes. The aim is to acknowledge what children often see within the ordinary and to remind us of what adults often forget or deem unimportant.

Nicole Welch at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

- Wildēornes Land - A Media Installation, 2017

1 April to 7 May


Catherine O'Donnell at Western Plains Cultural Centre

- Close to Home: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, 2017

2 May to 2 July


Robert Boynes at Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

- Paintings from 2000 to now, 2017

22 June to 13 August


BRENDA MAY GALLERY
2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017
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Open: Tue to Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6 (Closed Sun/Mon, Public Holidays, Easter long weekend and mid Dec to end Jan)

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