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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.


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."


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.


Gallery moving to get nearer the scene

Sydney Morning Herald
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.