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Western Sydney's landscape inspires latest crop of artists at Parramatta Artists Studios

The Sydney Morning Herald
12 February 2016
Andrew Taylor

The alternative is a garage that is Saharan in summer and arctic in winter. So it is easy to understand why Catherine O'Donnell took up a residency at Parramatta Artists Studios.

"It's also nice to leave my home and my garage to get away from the cooking and the cleaning," she says. "You know, grabbing washing off the line because it's going to rain. It helps me focus."

O'Donnell's gaze is focused on the urban landscape of hardscrabble suburbs in western Sydney, which she documents in intricate charcoal sketches.

"Essentially my artist practice is what I see as the beauty in the uncelebrated and the ordinary," she says. "It's really the abstract forms and underpinning geometry that interests me and the configuration of the doors and windows and fibro sheeting." ...more

Debutantes. 12. Ashleigh Garwood

Art Collector #75
January-March 2016
Chloe Wolifson

With analogue processes holding hipster-esque appeal in the face of the ubiquitousness of the digital, one needs to look beyond nostalgia-inducing filter effects to find strong contemporary photography. One promising exponent of the craft is Ashleigh Garwood, whose work fusing analogue and digital processes made its solo commercial gallery debut in May 2015 at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. ...more

The Quarterly 2.1

Summer 2016
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the first quarter - January to March 2016 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more

Deck the Walls

Country Style
December 2015
Catherine McCormack

Homage to the Everyday (Indigo) yarn installation by Al Munro from Brenda May Gallery. ...more

The Planner. Visual Art. 30 Years/30 Artists/30 Works

SMH (Spectrum)
5-6 December 2015

Brenda May Gallery is celebrating 30 years in the art business with a carefully curated exhibition from the archives. There are 30 works from 30 artists - one for each year the gallery has been operating. ...more

20 things to see, hear. Art | 30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

Sydney Morning Herald
4 December 2015
Sharne Wolff

Brenda May celebrates 30 years in the gallery business with a retrospective exhibition, featuring work from many artists fostered during the period, including James Guppy, John Kelly, Carol Murphy (pictured) and Nicole Welch. ...more

Wallpaper* City Guide - Sydney

Phaidon Press

Brenda May, for instance, represents emerging and established Australian talent including painter and printmaker Robert Boynes and Peter Tilley. ...more

30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

Exhibition Catalogue
December 2015
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition catalogue for the exhibition '30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works' 2015. Essays by Megan Fizell, Sascha Gianella, and Anna Lawrenson.

Available for purchase from the Gallery, $10 + postage. ...more

30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

Art Almanac
December 2015/January 2016

This year marks Brenda May's 30th year as a Gallery Director, from her early days at Access Art Gallery in Balmain, to Forest Lodge, and Redfern, to now at Brenda May Gallery at Danks Street. ...more

The Mix

19 September 2015
James Valentine

In a recent segment filmed at Sydney Contemporary for the ABC's "The Mix" by James Valentine, James Guppy was interviewed with the delightful collectors, Simon + Julie Ford. The piece aired on 19 September but it can still be viewed on ABC iview until 4 October 2015. ...more

The Quarterly 1.4

Spring 2015
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the fourth quarter - October-December 2015 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more

In Flagrante Delicto

Exhibition Catalogue
September 2015
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition catalogue for James Guppy's solo exhibition 'In Flagrante Delicto 2015'. Essay by Olivia Welch.

Available for purchase from the Gallery, $5.50 + postage. ...more

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