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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.
This month the 'Star Observer's' spotlight on community champions falls on C.Moore Hardy, whose photographs have revealed the cheers and tears of Sydney's queers since the 1970s. ...more
22-23 August 2015
Al Munro's delightful group of knitted bottles (pictured) appears to be a homage to the famous Italian still-life painter Giorgio Morandi. They are accompanied by other intimate miracles wrought from string and fibre by five other artists. ...more
12 August 2015
Simone Fox Koob
Brenda May Gallery launched Black Box Projects early last year to exhibit moving-image artworks in a commercial gallery, dedicating a theatrette to feature experimental mixed media works. "Screen Surface", curated by film and digital video artist Geoffrey Weary, is the latest in the series, exhibiting works that draw heavily on the video form to enhance the content or narrative, creating "highly personalised approaches to the treatment of the surface of the projected screen image". ...more
My new paintings, In Flagrante Delicto, are the most explicitly political works I have done. I have had a slow, simmering anger over many years about the men in power, the buisnessmen, bankers and politicians - the men in suits and the chaos they create - apparently on our behalf. ...more
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 exhibits new work at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney from 1-26 September 2015. ...more
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
'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
16-17 May 2015
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
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
11 May 2015
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