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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

Visual Art. Raspirical Things

SMH (Spectrum)
27-28 February 2016
Patricia Anderson

Lorraine Guddemi creates metaphors for the ephemeral nature of feminine beauty in a series of enigmatic objects in fine, white filigree porcelain. They have the immediacy of talismans and amulets. ...more

Warehouse galleries succumb to changing times

17 February 2016
Gina Fairley

After 15-years, an Australian arts institution has fallen to gentrification. The cluster of galleries is being forced to rethink the warehouse complex model. ...more

Iconic Sydney photographer C.Moore Hardy's grand finale

Star Observer
16 February 2016
Shannon Power

Her photographs of Sydney's queer community are an institution, catch C.Moore Hardy's work in all its glory at a massive exhibition at the Brenda May Gallery. ...more

Western Sydney's landscape inspires latest crop of artists at Parramatta Artists Studios

The Sydney Morning Herald
12 February 2016
Andrew Taylor

The alternative is a garage that is Saharan in summer and arctic in winter. So it is easy to understand why Catherine O'Donnell took up a residency at Parramatta Artists Studios.

"It's also nice to leave my home and my garage to get away from the cooking and the cleaning," she says. "You know, grabbing washing off the line because it's going to rain. It helps me focus."

O'Donnell's gaze is focused on the urban landscape of hardscrabble suburbs in western Sydney, which she documents in intricate charcoal sketches.

"Essentially my artist practice is what I see as the beauty in the uncelebrated and the ordinary," she says. "It's really the abstract forms and underpinning geometry that interests me and the configuration of the doors and windows and fibro sheeting." ...more

Debutantes. 12. Ashleigh Garwood

Art Collector #75
January-March 2016
Chloe Wolifson

With analogue processes holding hipster-esque appeal in the face of the ubiquitousness of the digital, one needs to look beyond nostalgia-inducing filter effects to find strong contemporary photography. One promising exponent of the craft is Ashleigh Garwood, whose work fusing analogue and digital processes made its solo commercial gallery debut in May 2015 at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. ...more

The Quarterly 2.1

Summer 2016
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition information and news for the first quarter - January to March 2016 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more

Deck the Walls

Country Style
December 2015
Catherine McCormack

Homage to the Everyday (Indigo) yarn installation by Al Munro from Brenda May Gallery. ...more


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