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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

The Planner. Visual Art. 30 Years/30 Artists/30 Works

SMH (Spectrum)
5-6 December 2015

Brenda May Gallery is celebrating 30 years in the art business with a carefully curated exhibition from the archives. There are 30 works from 30 artists - one for each year the gallery has been operating. ...more

20 things to see, hear. Art | 30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

Sydney Morning Herald
4 December 2015
Sharne Wolff

Brenda May celebrates 30 years in the gallery business with a retrospective exhibition, featuring work from many artists fostered during the period, including James Guppy, John Kelly, Carol Murphy (pictured) and Nicole Welch. ...more

Wallpaper* City Guide - Sydney

Phaidon Press

Brenda May, for instance, represents emerging and established Australian talent including painter and printmaker Robert Boynes and Peter Tilley. ...more

30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

Exhibition Catalogue
December 2015
Brenda May Gallery

Exhibition catalogue for the exhibition '30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works' 2015. Essays by Megan Fizell, Sascha Gianella, and Anna Lawrenson.

Available for purchase from the Gallery, $10 + postage. ...more

Al Munro: Materiality and the Microscopic

Textile Fibre Forum
December 2015
Olivia Welch

Canberra born and based artist Al Munro uses textiles to merge the worlds of art, mathematics and science. A collector of fabrics and yarn of every texture and tone, Munro's affection for textiles is very clear.

Her passion for the exploration of ideas within this medium has ensured visually interesting results.

In 2013 Munro completed a doctorate at Canberra's Australian National University (ANU) looking at how textiles and textile-
inspired practices could be used to interpret the scientific field of Crystallography, which the artist defines as, 'the study and mapping of atom arrangements within a solid'. ...more


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