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Fun first to go, arts bodies fear

Sydney Morning Herald
6 June 2000
Peter Gotting

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Sydney's cultural institutions are bracing themselves for the introduction of the GST, fearing patrons will desert leisure activities as prices rise.

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Conversely, the director of Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Brenda May, said GST uncertainty had caused a downturn in sales over the past two months.

"I think that people have pre-GST jitters," she said. "A lot of people are unsure of the full implications. People are really being a bit careful."

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Selling art at the softer edge

Sydney Morning Herald
8 May 1995
Bruce James

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Brenda May is big on personality. The gamine-faced owner-director of Redfern's Access Contemporary Art Gallery has the megawatt presence one associates with talk-show television. Plus the verbal drive.

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Gallery moving to get nearer the scene

Sydney Morning Herald
1993
Michael Hutak

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After almost eight years in Balmain, Access Contemporary Art Gallery is investing $1 million to move premises to a new warehouse in the heart of Redfern's emerging gallery belt.

"The building cost us in excess of half a million, and the refurbishment will cost the same," gallery director Brenda May revealed yesterday.

Access - which specialises in Australian contemporary painting and sculpture - will begin refurbishment of the Boronia Street premises next week and plans to move into the 550-square-metre space in October.