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.
All of which skills the thirtysomething rag-trade alumna needs at the moment. As bright, as sharp, as she is, May is just a bit dispirited. After a decade in the business, a period that witnessed her progression from part-time toe-dipping to full-scale commercial commitment, including the construction of two impressive purpose-built exhibition venues, she is yet to be acknowledged by the curatorial and collecting elite.