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Environment art is no longer just a political voice but images that stoke the heart with passion

Western Advocate
9 July 2016
Emma Hill

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

Art & Design

Vogue Living
July 2016
Freya Herring

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

Drawn from within

July 2016
John Saxby

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

Visual Art. Op Art

SMH (Spectrum)
25-26 June 2016
Patricia Anderson

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

With Op Art what you see isn't what you get

Art Guide
14 June 2016
Naomi Gall

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

The Quarterly 2.3

Winter 2016
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the third quarter - July-September 2016 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more

Galleries on the move

Art Collector #76
April-June 2016
Helen McKenzie

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

Optical Illusion Art Exhibition Announced For Sydney

The Brag
30 March 2016
Amy Henderson

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

Colouring in for Adults

SMH (Spectrum)
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

20 things to see, hear. Art | Insubstantial Love Stories

4 March 2016
Sharne Wolff

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

On show: Mardi Gras photography exhibitions

The Sydney Morning Herald (Clique)
4 March 2016

To coincide with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, there is a suite of photography exhibitions exploring LGBTQI communities, identities and cultures around Sydney and Melbourne. ...more

The Quarterly 2.2

Autumn 2016
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the second quarter - April to June 2016 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more


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