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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.
16 February 2016
Her photographs of Sydney's queer community are an institution, catch C.Moore Hardy's work in all its glory at a massive exhibition at the Brenda May Gallery. ...more
The Sydney Morning Herald
12 February 2016
The alternative is a garage that is Saharan in summer and arctic in winter. So it is easy to understand why Catherine O'Donnell took up a residency at Parramatta Artists Studios.
"It's also nice to leave my home and my garage to get away from the cooking and the cleaning," she says. "You know, grabbing washing off the line because it's going to rain. It helps me focus."
O'Donnell's gaze is focused on the urban landscape of hardscrabble suburbs in western Sydney, which she documents in intricate charcoal sketches.
"Essentially my artist practice is what I see as the beauty in the uncelebrated and the ordinary," she says. "It's really the abstract forms and underpinning geometry that interests me and the configuration of the doors and windows and fibro sheeting." ...more
Art Collector #75
With analogue processes holding hipster-esque appeal in the face of the ubiquitousness of the digital, one needs to look beyond nostalgia-inducing filter effects to find strong contemporary photography. One promising exponent of the craft is Ashleigh Garwood, whose work fusing analogue and digital processes made its solo commercial gallery debut in May 2015 at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. ...more
Brenda May Gallery
Exhibition information and news for the first quarter - January to March 2016 - at Brenda May Gallery. ...more
Homage to the Everyday (Indigo) yarn installation by Al Munro from Brenda May Gallery. ...more
5-6 December 2015
Brenda May Gallery is celebrating 30 years in the art business with a carefully curated exhibition from the archives. There are 30 works from 30 artists - one for each year the gallery has been operating. ...more
Sydney Morning Herald
4 December 2015
Brenda May celebrates 30 years in the gallery business with a retrospective exhibition, featuring work from many artists fostered during the period, including James Guppy, John Kelly, Carol Murphy (pictured) and Nicole Welch. ...more
Brenda May, for instance, represents emerging and established Australian talent including painter and printmaker Robert Boynes and Peter Tilley. ...more
Brenda May Gallery
Exhibition catalogue for the exhibition '30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works' 2015. Essays by Megan Fizell, Sascha Gianella, and Anna Lawrenson.
Available for purchase from the Gallery, $10 + postage. ...more
Textile Fibre Forum
Canberra born and based artist Al Munro uses textiles to merge the worlds of art, mathematics and science. A collector of fabrics and yarn of every texture and tone, Munro's affection for textiles is very clear.
Her passion for the exploration of ideas within this medium has ensured visually interesting results.
In 2013 Munro completed a doctorate at Canberra's Australian National University (ANU) looking at how textiles and textile-
inspired practices could be used to interpret the scientific field of Crystallography, which the artist defines as, 'the study and mapping of atom arrangements within a solid'. ...more
December 2015/January 2016
This year marks Brenda May's 30th year as a Gallery Director, from her early days at Access Art Gallery in Balmain, to Forest Lodge, and Redfern, to now at Brenda May Gallery at Danks Street. ...more
15 October 2015
The Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial will run from July to December 2016 with works by artists Noel McKenna, Jumaadi, Richard Lewer, Maria Kontis, Catherine O'Donnell and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
Curator Anne Ryan said O'Donnell will do a scale wall drawing of a fibro house in her photo realistic style. ...more