MAY SPACE

Recent Exhibitions

Waratah Lahy at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka

- Three Hundred and Sixty Six, 2017

27 April to 7 May

"Three hundred and sixty six" is the outcome of a yearlong drawing project focussing on patterns and rhythms in daily life. The exhibition is comprised of 366 drawings, one for each day of 2016, charting a journey of actively engaging and recording an aspect of everyday life. The aim of the project was to deliberately capture a moment, scene or thought that encapsulated the main focus of the day.

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Off Grid

- curated by Al Munro, 2017

26 April to 13 May

As the exemplar of high Modernism, the grid is ubiquitous within contemporary life in instances as varied as the structure of city buildings and streets, to the graphs of financial indexes and the organisational logic of museums, libraries and supermarkets. But just as the grid can be seen as a device implying control and rigidity, it can also been seen as an agent of movement and change. A grid is the form of many textiles, of nets which allow the flow of water as well as the containment of a catch, of the rhythms and patterns of the natural world. The artists in "Off Grid" respond to these ideas and more, some taking the history of the grid with modern art as a starting point, others exploring the potential for the grid to make sense of the richness and immensity of the natural world and others still making use of the grid as a form of logic to structure visual a material. The artists - Emma Beer, Sally Blake, Julie Brooke, Kirsten Farrell, Jay Kochel, Al Munro, and Wendy Teakel - work across a range of media to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of the grid within contemporary art.

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Robert Boynes at ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

- 10 Years of Collecting Art for the ANU, 2017

21 April to 28 May

Over the last decade, the University Art Collection has been substantially enriched with gifts, bequests and purchases.

The Collection also traces the history of the ANU School of Art and Design, now celebrating its fortieth year, with a selection of works by outstanding graduating students.

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Nicole Welch at Cementa17

- Contemporary Arts Festival: Kandos NSW, 2017

6 to 9 April

4 days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, photography, installation and ceramics.

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Nicole Welch at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

- Wildēornes Land, 2017

1 April to 7 May

Nicole Welch's Wildēornes Land is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European's romantic notions of Australian wilderness juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment.

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Introducing V

- Matt Chun, Shane Drinkwater, Anna Glynn, Dai Li, Natasha Walsh, 2017

28 March to 22 April 2017

This is the fifth exhibition in our Introducing series. The show aims to showcase the work of a small group of artists who are new to the Gallery.

In this edition we are presenting the work of Matt Chun, Shane Drinkwater, Anna Glynn, Dai Li, Natasha Walsh.

"Working from Sydney, Taipei and my open studio in Bermagui, I use a variety of media to make images of people and places."
- Matt Chun

"I delve into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements, using repetitive mark making, aiming for a maximum visual intensity."
- Shane Drinkwater

"In Above and Below I express my curiosity and wonderment with the elegant, complex rhythms and patterns of the natural world, referencing the parallel between forms in nature above and below the sea."
- Anna Glynn

"I find waiting rooms interesting. They are like gathering places for strangers, each with different motives, emotions and moods, either excitement and/or trepidation of an unknown future. However they also share something in common, "waiting". A place for a pause and reflection before next steps."
- Dai Li

"In this series of paintings I have begun to examine the fragility of the self and the perception of the image as timeless through the genre of the self-portrait."
- Natasha Walsh

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