MAY SPACE

Recent Exhibitions

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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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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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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