MAY SPACE

Recent Exhibitions

Nicole Welch at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

- Hill End: Seven Decades, 2017

4 March to 21 May

Hill End: Seven Decades traces seventy years of artistic response to the historic Australian gold-mining township of Hill End, NSW. Drawn from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery’s substantial permanent collection, the exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs from three generations of Australian artists who have been inspired by the historically charged landscape and remnant architecture of Hill End.

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MAY SPACE: FOURTEEN

- group exhibition, 2017

1 to 25 March 2017

MAY SPACE has transitioned from an anticipated idea into a physical reality. Supported by the 31 years of experience gained operating as Access Contemporary Art Gallery (est. 1985) and Brenda May Gallery (est. 2001), MAY SPACE aims to move forward under this new identity, reinvigorating a dedication to emerging, mid-career and established artists. The new name, new space and new direction will be coloured and shaped by fourteen people in particular - our represented artists.

We now present MAY SPACE: FOURTEEN; an exhibition in which each represented artist presents a significant work that best displays their creativity and capabilities. This inaugural exhibition will give our audience, new and inherited, insight into the vision and orientation of this third incarnation.

Robert Boynes, Sybil Curtis, Todd Fuller, Ashleigh Garwood, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Melinda Le Guay, Al Munro, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O'Donnell, Leslie Oliver, Peter Tilley and Nicole Welch. 

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Mylyn Nguyen at Murray Art Museum Albury

- Found, 2017

24 January to 2 May

'Found' aims to develop the idea of 'Art by Accident' by utilising commonplace objects in their everyday settings with an added moss garden, beetle party and water droplet turn fish pond. Each peep box will feature a different everyday scene/object (kitchen pantry: a moth's party place, desk: a beetles home, footpath: moss garden, linen closet: clouds, shoes: fish pond) embellished with miniature scenes. The aim is to acknowledge what children often see within the ordinary and to remind us of what adults often forget or deem unimportant.

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Ashleigh Garwood at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

- Silver & Salt, 2016/17

17 December to 5 February

Works which embrace and exploit traditional photographic techniques and mediums to produce innovative and experimental work.

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Al Munro at Newcastle Art Gallery

- Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art, 2016/17

26 November 2016 to 5 February 2017

Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art, is a contemporary interpretation of 'vessels' by 25 international and national fibre artists.

While the word 'HOLDING' can allude to ideas of 'containing' and 'ownership', this group of artists will explore the notion of 'belonging' and 'home' through various textile mediums. Each artist will make a vessel referring to the notion of HOLDING while simultaneously creating structures will which create a rich visual experience.

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Yeah. Cheers. Thanks a lot

- group exhibition, 2016

26 November to 24 December

Last year Brenda May Gallery celebrated the major milestone of turning 30. These three decades have been split between Access Contemporary Art Gallery (est. 1985) in various Sydney locations and Brenda May Gallery at 2 Danks St in Waterloo. The end of 2016 marks 15 years since the Gallery became part of this creative complex on Danks Street and also marks its last, in anticipation of being reborn as MAY SPACE in 2017. Although the Gallery had fifteen years of exhibitions, artists and clients prior to opening its doors in Waterloo, it owes many of its strengths, experiences and achievements to this complex - the introduction of many incredible artists to the Gallery’s stable, expanding to a more global platform across Australasia through art fairs, observing the resilience and innovation of the artworld in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and the embrace of new media technologies within the commercial art market.

"Yeah. Cheers. Thanks a lot" is an ode to Brenda May Gallery's time at 2 Danks Street. An ode to the relationships made, fostered and developed; to the hard times endured and the incredible times shared; to the many anniversaries, openings and events held and enjoyed; to the other galleries within the complex that have been our peers, neighbours and support group; and to the artists that transform the space every month into something original and exciting. With this vision in mind, this exhibition will feature new works by our Gallery artists, in admiration of their talent and in honour of how they have shaped the Gallery as it stands today. This good-bye to the current space is a celebration of what Brenda May Gallery and its artists have achieved under its roof before the Gallery moves onto new things… Yeah. Cheers. Thanks a lot.

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MAY SPACE

(Formerly Brenda May Gallery)
409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017 t: (0)2 9318 1122   e: info@mayspace.com.au
Hours: Tue to Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6 (Closed Sun/Mon, Public Holidays, Easter long weekend and mid December to late January)

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