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News and editorial for MAY SPACE covering exhibitions and/or artist features. Please click on the links to view the full article.

'We shouldn't be labelled by our postcode'

Liverpool City Champion
26 July 2018
Madelaine Wong

Catherine O’Donnell’s latest art exhibition reminisces a suburbia filled with classic 1960s houses and overcrowded classrooms, inspired from her childhood at the Green Valley housing estate.

She hopes to recreate her experience through a drawing installation of modernist public housing that’s become somewhat iconic in the western Sydney landscape.

2168: Estate of tomorrow will showcase at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from July 28 to September 16.

Read online: https://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/5549671/we-shouldnt-be-labelled-by-our-postcode/


reminiSCENT

Exhibition Catalogue
25 July 2018
Megan Fizell

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Exhibition catalogue for reminiSCENT 2018.



reminiSCENT

Time Out Sydney
24 July 2018
Ben Neutze

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Treat your nose to some culture at this exhibition of contemporary artists working with scent

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Read online: https://www.timeout.com/sydney/art/reminiscent


The Quarterly 4.3

July 2018
MAY SPACE

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Exhibition information and news for the third quarter - July - September 2018 - at MAY SPACE. 



The Planner: MUGGED!

Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
23-24 June 2018

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Emerging, mid-career and established artists have created diverse interpretations of the faithful old mug as part of seasonal exhibition MUGGED! (pictured). In its final day, exhibition-goers who purchase a piece of the pottery will receive a complementary hot chocolate.



Art to warm the hands

Central Magazine
13 June 2018

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As part of Mugged! Waterloo's May Space Gallery has invited artists to make unique mugs that are wonderful to hold or simply behold. Each Saturday at 11am they are filling purchased mugs with a complementary hot beverage so the gallery-goers can escape the cold and enjoy the shows with a warming drink in hand. This Saturday is a coffee morning, while on June 23 it is all about hot chocolate.



Exhibition Brief: Matt Chun

Art Almanac
June 2018

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Multidisciplinary artist Matt Chun divides his time between Taipei, Sydney, and his permanent open studio in Bermagui - a small fishing village in the Bega Valley Shire and the source of inspiration for his latest series of work. This exhibition showcases 'memento mori and plein air travelogues in watercolour, pencil and mixed media,' says the artist. 'These introspective observational drawings represent the current phase of my ongoing creative engagement with the landscape, material and community of the far south coast of NSW (Yuin country).'



Paul White

Artist Profile
14 May 2018

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Paul White’s latest series of works on paper forms a snapshot of the Australian outback. Artist Profile chatted to the Victorian-based artist ahead of his exhibition opening at May Space Gallery.

Read online: http://www.artistprofile.com.au/paul-white-2/


Visual Art: Canberra Connection

Visual Art: Canberra Connection

SMH Spectrum
31 March 2018

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Proving that there's more to Canberra than Parliament House, artist Alexander Boynes curates Straight Outta Canberra. A cutting-edge collection of art (detail, pictured) from the capital, the show features ambitious emerging artists including Tom Buckland, Cat Mueller, Sanne Koelemij and Rebecca Selleck.



Brilliant Tilley

The Newcastle Herald
30 March 2018
Jill Stowell

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Peter Tilley’s sculpture at the University Gallery until April 14 covers ground not only new to him, but rarely visited by artists.

The gallery is full of large and small figures, all autobiographically male, accompanied by their shadows. For such an intrinsic aspect of our everyday lives, it is surprising how rarely these dark semi-selves appear in works of art. For how few painters does Light inevitably invoke Darkness?

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Read online: https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5303406/whats-different-about-this-sculpture-exhibit-casts-a-new-light-on-the-form/


What's on in the Canberra art scene, March 24, 2018

What's on in the Canberra art scene, March 24, 2018

SMH
23 March 2018
Karen Hardy

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For as much as I always get into trouble from you, dear readers, every time I mention an exhibition outside of Canberra, here is one you shouldn't miss.

Alexander Boynes has curated a fabulous selection of works for Straight Outta Canberra, which will be on show at May Space, in Sydney, until April 14.

Read online: https://www.smh.com.au/national/act/whats-on-in-the-canberra-art-scene-march-24-2018-20180320-h0xqja.html


Art Unite Project

Art Unite Project

SMH
16 March 2018

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Todd Fuller presents the third iteration of his video Unite Project. In the wake of the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage, Fuller animates a drawing he sent to members of the public to colour in. The image depicts two men engaged in a passionate kiss and has been coloured by more than 400 people.