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January 2015

The exhibition Mouthfeel will launch in the summer at the Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, Australia, and will be open to any interested visitors until July 4th, 2015. The exhibition is curated by Megan Fizell, an Australian art historian and manager of the gallery, who specializes in the representation of food in the visual arts. Her previous curatorial projects include Sugar, Sugar (October 2013), an exhibition featuring contemporary art made exclusively with sugar and Art + Food (October 2012), which explored the representation of food beyond the standard still life tableaux. ...more

Eat It!

January 2015
Charlotte Jansen

Megan Fizell, curator of the upcoming Mouthfeel exhibition at the Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, is dedicated to researching the use of food as a topic and medium in contemporary art. ...more

Brenda May Gallery

Art Stage Singapore catalogue
December 2014

For the past 30 years, Brenda May has supported a selected group of emerging and established artists. In addition, the gallery fosters young curators and provides platforms for engaging curatorial projects. The gallery continues to expand in new and innovative directions, most recently launching Black Box Projects, a space dedicated to exhibiting moving image artworks in a commercial gallery in Australia. ...more

Elizabeth Willing

Experimental Eating

One notable use of confectionery in Willing's artwork is her installation Goosebump, created originally for Fresh Cut at Institute of Modern Art Brisbane and as part of the Sugar, Sugar exhibit at the Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. ...more

The Quarterly 1.1

Summer 2015
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the first quarter - January-March 2015 - at Brenda May Gallery. This is our special edition for Art Stage Singapore. ...more

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


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