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Melinda Le Guay - Material Matters

Textile Fibre Forum
December 2014
Olivia Welch

Stepping into Melinda Le Guay's recent exhibition 'Material Matters' at Sydney's Brenda May Gallery, two long encased hazes in vibrant hues of red, orange and magenta instantly seduced one into the space for a closer inspection. This work, 'Natural Order', saw two thin, horizontal perspex cases filled with carefully collected and pressed leaves, individually placed side-ways in single file. Stems facing up, they were embellished with a fragment of copper-coloured thread tied at the tip, allowing a spindly blur of bronze to add a layer to this lush-coloured vision of dried and contained organic matter. ...more

Top Christmas Buys

Australian Financial Review
28 November 2014
Frances Mocnik

Waratah Lahy- acrylic on perspex sculpture 'Watching Man', 'Salt Shaker' and 'Man'. ...more

For The Love Of Animals

Oz Arts Magazine
Summer 2015
Carolynne Skinner

Elephant in the Room:
A fundraising exhibition for the Animal Welfare League
held this November at the Brenda May Gallery in
Sydney, brought together a wide variety of artworks
with themes ranging from Australia's colonial days and
the killing of wildlife to the age-old love humankind
has for its domestic creatures. Artists included Patsy ...more

Top five: critics' picks

The Age
20 November 2014
Andrew Frost

As we head toward the end of the year, group shows and fund-raisers dot the exhibition calendar with increasing frequency but Brenda May Gallery's Elephant in The Room (until November 29, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm) stands out as a great show that supports a worthy cause. The elephant in this particular room is the relationship between animals and humans, explored through close study and intriguing metaphor, from sculpture and painting to video and works produced on an iPad. With 20 per cent of each sale from the show going to the Animal Welfare League, this is an opportunity to ponder what sharing a world means through art, while your cash goes some way to making that world a better place. ...more

Exhibition Brief: Structures in the Landscape

Art Almanac
November 2014

When travelling through the flat, monotonous country of inland Australia, agricultural and mining structures are often visible for a considerable distance, rising like giant sculptures out of a flat plain: three-dimensional forms intersecting horizontal lines. ...more

Pop to Popism

Art Gallery of NSW
November 2014
Anneke Jaspers and Wayne Tunnicliffe

From the emergence of pop art in the 1950s through to its reinvented forms in the 1980s, Pop to popism explores the dynamic engagement of art with popular culture.

Drawn from major public and private collections around the world, Pop to popism includes 195 works by 73 artists including pivotal works by artists such as Blake, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter and Hockney.
Beginning with early pop art in the United Kingdom, Europe and America, it proceeds through the key years of high or classic pop in the 1960s and early 1970s including a substantial Australian component; and finishes with a new generation of artists who began exhibiting in the late 1970s with works dating up to 1990.

Edited by Wayne Tunnicliffe and Anneke Jaspers
with essays by Michael Desmond, Anneke Jaspers, Chris McAuliffe, Justin Paton, Ann Stephen and Wayne Tunnicliffe ...more

Systems of the Intimate

The Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum)
25-26 October 2014

Suggestions of the microcosms of this world and its infinite spaces come together in the intricate, brightly coloured and kaleidoscopic canvases of Al Munro. Until November 1, Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street Waterloo, ...more

Clock's ticking as sculpture show returns even bigger and better

The Sydney Morning Herald
23 October 2014
Lucy Cormack

As the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition celebrates the 1000th artist to have featured in the event, one exhibiting artist is hoping to set his own record. ...more

8 Days. Your Sunday to Sunday Planner

SMH - S Liftout
5 October 2014
Nicole Elphick

Tanmaya Bingham's slyly witty installation 'English Tea Party...Gone Wrong' (until November 1) delves into the British obsession with tea through large-scale drawings and images created on found chinaware. ...more

Weekend: Flatline

10 September 2014

Flatline is an interdisciplinary collective, at its core is Brenda May Gallery artist, Todd Fuller and dance/choreographer, Carl Sciberras. Together they merge the values of their respective genres to create a new dance/art hybrid. In Flatline's first solo exhibition and performance in the Gallery, they will present the results of four years of experimentation. ...more

8 Days. Your Sunday to Sunday Planner

SMH - S Liftout
7 September 2014
Nicole Elphick

ART. Carol Murphy's 'La Baigneuse' exhibition of ceramic pieces (until October 4) explores depictions of the bather throughout history. ...more

Bugs Bear Big Burdens

Southern Courier
26 August 2014

Take a journey into another world with Mylyn Nguyen's fantastical insect world. ...more

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