MAY SPACE

Recent Exhibitions

Out of Line

- group exhibition, 2017

7 to 25 November

Most works of art start with a simple line, whether that be for a preparatory sketch or giving form to an idea. The field of drawing is therefore one brimming with possibilities, innovation, and cross-pollination. "Out of Line" will pay homage to the fundamental nature of drawing, whilst also aiming to see these lines jump off the page, defy expectations and merge with other fields. This group exhibition will provide a survey of how drawing-based practices comprise a variety of aesthetics, mediums and technologies.

Featuring Margaret Ackland, Rodney James Alexander, Kim Anderson, Lorraine Biggs, Matt Chun, Todd Fuller, Nicci Haynes, Rachael Helmore, Chris Humphries, Melinda Le Guay, Alun R. Jones, Noel McKenna, Peta Minnici, Trudy Moore, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O’Donnell, Indigo O’Rourke, Anastasia Parmson, Anna Richardson, Edgar Schilter, Paul White, and Ainsley Wilcock.

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Todd Fuller at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

- The Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media & the Male Figure, curated by Richard Perram OAM, 2017

14 October to 3 December

The Unflinching Gaze: photo media & the male figure is a major exhibition of over 200 photographs and video works by 62 artists (24 Australian and 38 international) and deals with how the male figure has been represented in photo media over the past 140 years.

The exhibition is curated by Richard Perram OAM, Director Of BRAG, an openly gay man, who brings his "queer" gaze to his selection of images of historic and contemporary photography and film. The exhibition is also an important opportunity to inform and educate the Bathurst community and affirm the local LGBTI community.

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Catherine O'Donnell and Nicole Welch at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

- Go West, 2017

13 October to 3 December


Kitchen-Studio, curated by Megan Fizell

- Black Box Projects, 2017

10 October to 4 November

The artists in this exhibition take the space of the kitchen as the site of their performative artwork. The films echo Feminist artists of the 1970s who utilised women's work to challenge traditional ideas of domesticity. Utilising the domestic gesture of cooking and preparing food, the artists interrogate a number of broad themes including the body, labour, and collaboration.

Artists include Hana Hoogedeure & Luke O’Donnell (Australia), Hanne Nielsen & Birgit Johnsen (Denmark), Ana Prvački (United States), Nina Ross (Australia), Miku Sato (Japan), and Kawita Vatanajyankur (Thailand).

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Ashleigh Garwood

- MASSING, 2017

10 October to 4 November

Massing is an architectural term that refers to the way a building’s form, shape and size is perceived. MASSING uses this idea as a prompt to explore ways in which the landscape is perceived through shifting forms, compositions and scale. Incorporating both analog and digital photographic processes, the works investigate the intersection of the forces that change the landscape and the forces that change our perception of it.
MASSING continues my exploration of constructed landscape imagery, utilising the framework of geology to reference accumulation and erosion of time and meaning within the image.

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Backyards

- curated by Waratah Lahy and Anne-Marie Jean, 2017

19 September to 7 October

Anne-Marie Jean, Waratah Lahy, Leo Robba, Erica Seccombe, Lia Tajcnar, Jennifer Taylor, Ruth Waller.

The idea of a big backyard has long been considered an essential element of Australian iconic culture, synonymous with the fading aspirational ideal of a quarter acre block and a modest home. Our backyards are important spaces: mostly private, they can be practical, useful and fanciful, providing a space for imagination, creativity, toys, pets, projects and failed ambitions.

Despite most of us not having our very own big backyard, the spaces around us and closest to us continue to inspire. A backyard evokes an outdoor environment we engage with in our everyday lives, which we feel an intimate connection to, perhaps responsibility for - a place that shapes us and at times a place we shape.

As times change, notions of what we regard as our own backyard also changes and broadens. The artists in this exhibition have observed and explored significant environments in their lives. The places from which they draw inspiration include gardens, both public and private, suburban streets, local neighborhoods and bigger and wilder spaces left mostly untrammeled by development. From representative to abstract painting, ceramics to 4K HD animation, the patterns of observing and intimately engaging with these spaces emerge through the colours, textures and images created to articulate experience and place.

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