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Art Gallery of NSW
Over the past three decades there has been a significant revival of drawing in Australia. Today there are more artists drawing, and more drawings being made, than ever before.
Close to home, the 2nd Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, includes the work of six artists whose work is connected by a simple thread of visual story-telling. Their drawings are poetic narratives, based on memory and experience. While their subjects come from the particular, they resonate beyond with universal relevance and appeal.
- Maria Kontis
- Richard Lewer
- Noel McKenna
- Catherine O'Donnell
- Nyapanyapa Yunupingu ...more
SMH (S Liftout)
17 July 2016
The architecture of the beach-side suburb is charmingly depicted in Kevin McKay's small oil paintings on display for So Bondi (until August 4). ...more
9 July 2016
BRAG audiences will remember the highly successful Illumination: New Work by Nicole Welch exhibition, shown here in 2012. Eastern Interiors follows on, utilising similar processes while surveying new forms, destinations and histories.
Beginning in her home of Bathurst and finishing in Albury, Welch has drawn on the historic archives and journals of Thomas Mitchell, explorer and the original Surveyor General of NSW to extract the original pathways into the eastern interior of NSW. ...more
In Kevin McKay's new exhibition, So Bondi, the historic buildings of Australia's most celebrated beach are given the same dignity as would befit a formal portrait, as Blue Building, North Bondi (2016, above) illustrates. It runs 9 July - 4 August at Sydney's Brenda May Gallery. ...more
Among the works on paper, glass and video that visitors to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial in 2014 encountered was a gigantic boulder from the state's far west, installed by artist Peter Sharp and evoking the show's landscape theme.
This year's theme - artists' personal narratives of memory and life - aims to reflect a more interior experience. ...more
25-26 June 2016
Op art is a movement based on optical illusion, which can be traced back to the English artist Brigitte Riley. In this show, a selection of Australian artists has created illusions on canvas, board and aluminum that exercise the eye - and dazzle it too. ...more
14 June 2016
The term op art (optical art) was coined by Time Magazine in 1964. Op art explores the optical effects that can be garnered from the use of geometrical shapes and various colour contrasts. Op Art at Brenda May Gallery challenges its audience and makes them question what they are seeing. Incorporating various technologies and media equipment, the 16 artists in this group exhibition delve deeply into this area of visual ambiguity. ...more
Brenda May Gallery
Exhibition information and news for the third quarter - July-September 2016 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more
Art Collector #76
Time has been called on the Danks Street art gallery precinct in Sydney.
Galleriest Brenda May says that she would be looking to buy a gallery space, if possible. Preferred locations for the new space are Zetland, Alexandria, Redfern, Roseberry, Chippendale, Paddington, Darlinghurst and East Sydney. "I like Change, it is good for artists and collectors," says May. "Ideally it would be good to be with like-minded individuals, but not necessarily just other galleries. Parking is important, people are time poor so parking just once makes sense." ...more
30 March 2016
The Op Art exhibition is set to hit Sydney, and we won't quite know what we're looking at.
As potent as a good case of inception, the art exhibit Op Art is set to warp reality and perception in one big manipulation of geometrical shapes and repeating colours. ...more
5-6 March 2016
Todd Fuller's hand-drawn animation The Unite Project explores marriage equality and artistically inclined Sydneysiders are invited to contribute a frame to the work by colouring in a black-and-white still of two men kissing. ...more
4 March 2016
Themes around homosexual love and gay subcultures are explored in several shows at Brenda May Gallery. Among them, artist Todd Fuller's 'Unite Project' considers our attitudes to marriage equality. As part of Art Month Sydney, a special colouring-in session will be held on Saturday between noon and 2pm for those who'd like to contribute to Fuller's work in progress. ...more