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News and editorial for Brenda May Gallery covering exhibitions and/or artist features. Please click on the links to view the full article.

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Exhibition Brief: Irianna Kanellopoulou

Art Almanac
August 2015

This work captures the adventures and wandering tales of protagonists with a hidden, throwaway past. Released from their captivity, these characters and found objects are given a renewed purpose and claim a re-discovered and re-invented identity. ...more

James Guppy

Art Collector
July-September 2015
Kate Britton

James Guppy exhibits new work at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney from 1-26 September 2015. ...more

Dance and drawing: ways of seeing trace

RealTime 127
June/July 2015
Megan Fizell

Flatline is a Sydney-based interdisciplinary performative collaboration between Australian visual artist Todd Fuller and dancer-choreographer Carl Sciberras. Their work melds drawing and mark making with the choreographed movements and gestures of professional dancers. Fuller discussed with me the idea of 'trace' and its application to the hybrid dance/art performances of Flatline. ...more

Exhibition Brief: Mouthfeel

Art Almanac
June 2015

'Mouthfeel' is defined as the physical sensations in the mouth created by food or drink. The objective of this exhibition, curated by Megan Fizell, is to stimulate a synaesthetic response in the viewer through the observation of these films. ...more

Visual Art: Memento 2015

SMH (Spectrum)
16-17 May 2015
Patricia Anderson

Janet Tavener's coloured and glistening ice sculptures of fruit and vegetables are arranged and photographed as they melt. They offer a remarkable twist to the tradition of still life while reminding the viewer of the transient nature of living things. ...more

Gallery jumps on $20,000 small business tax write-off

Sydney Morning Herald
14 May 2015
James Massola, Nassim Khadem

The Abbott government's $20,000 small business tax write-off has been billed as one for "Tony's tradies" but an exclusive Sydney art gallery is hoping to get a boost from the new budget measure, urging customers to spend up big on artwork for their offices. ...more

10 Must-See 2015 Head On Photography Festival Exhibitions

Blouin Artinfo
11 May 2015
Nicholas Forrest

The sixth edition of Sydney's annual Head On Photography Festival, the nation's most prestigious showcase for global photography, is in full swing throughout the City of Sydney and is shaping up to be one of the best editions yet.

This year's festival, which is on until May 31, comprises more than 50 exhibitions and over 150 events that showcase the talents of a wide range of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists as well as emerging talent across all genres of photography.

To help festivalgoers navigate their way through the extensive 2015 Head On Photography Festival program, BLOUIN ARTINFO has selected 10 must-see exhibitions. Click the slideshow to see which exhibitions made the list. ...more

Life in the lens

SMH (Spectrum)
9 May 2015
John McDonald

When a show draws a huge crowd to the Town Hall on a rainy Friday night it is testimony to Sydney's booming interest in photography. The occasion was the opening of Head On, the annual photo festival that has grown to colossal proportions during the past few years. ...more

The Quarterly 1.3


Winter 2015
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the third quarter - July-September 2015 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more

Exhibition Brief: Little Star

Art Almanac
April 2015

Zvezdochka, or Little Star, was the eleventh dog to be sent into space by the Russians. Like the others in the program, she endured extreme conditions as a scientific experiment into the effects of orbital travel on a living creature. ...more

Small Publishers

SMH - Spectrum
7-8 March 2015
Patricia Anderson

This exhibition focuses on the variety in book publishing today. It celebrates the "limited editions" of artists and artisans and highlights unique and quirky offerings and the use of unexpected materials in handcrafted books. ...more

Squashings, pressings, and stains: food as a medium in printmaking and works on paper

IMPRINT
Autumn 2015
Megan Fizell

In the 1960s, artists began experimenting with food as a medium; from the performative meals at Daniel Spoerri's Eat Art Gallery to the chocolate sculptures by Dieter Roth, the applications of this material were exploratory and wide-ranging. Considering specifically the body of work termed 'squashings' and 'pressings' by Roth from the mid '60s alongside the Stains portfolio from 1969 by Edward Ruscha, these practices serve to illustrate one way artists of this era challenged the established artistic canon. Examining the work of New York artist Martynka Wawrzyniak and Australian Elizabeth Willing alongside the early practitioners demonstrates a new handling of this medium by contemporary artists. ...more

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