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Metro art - Paper Works

Sydney Morning Herald
April 9-15, 2010
Tracey Clement

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From prints and drawings to handmade books, this annual group show explores the potential of paper. In 'Codex No.10, Janis Nedela has hammered a nail with a different coloured head into each letter of an open book. Last Days, today, tomorrow and Sunday, Brenda May Gallery, 2 Dank Street, Waterloo, 9318 1122

Open Gallery - Paper Works

Sydney Morning Herald
2 to 4 April, 2010
Lissa Christopher

Works on Paper

This is a group show featuring a range of mind-bogglingly fiddly, intricate and patience-defying creations. It includes watercolour paintings, paintstakingly pierced, spliced and patterned sheets of vellum, clever shadow-casting cutouts and some exquisitely remodelled books.

Art Month Sydney 2010

November 2009
Kym Elphinstone

Sydney's art world unites with new annual visual arts festival
- Inaugural Art Month Sydney launches March 2010 -

The vibrancy and diversity of Sydney's visual arts scene will be put under the spotlight with a new annual, month-long festival launching March 2010.

Art Month Sydney runs from 1?31 March 2010 uniting the different elements of the city?s art world under one umbrella for the first time in order to celebrate Sydney as a thriving centre of visual art.


Seduction and Subversion

Exhibition Program
4 February to 21 March 2010
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

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Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989 - 2009
4 February to 21 March 2010
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Open Gallery

Sydney Morning Herald
23-24 January, 2010
Lissa Christopher

Sculpture 2010
This unthemed but curated exhibition featuring work by emerging artists is highly varied. Standouts include Corrigan Fairbairn's intriguing and elegant Transitional Curvature, which developed from the young artist's fascination with outer space; Amanda Stuart's Stalker, pictured, which is made from a farmer's old pyjamas; Morgan Shimeld's spare, architectural Abstract Construction and Gary Deirmendjian's hollow promise, a rusty shipping container unearthed. Is it trash or treasure?

Sculpture 2010 @ Brenda May Gallery

ArtKritique Blog:
16 January 2010
John Matthews

Saturday, 16 January 2010

New exhibitions are as common as snowflakes in Sydney during January. The gallerinas must know where their business comes from, and assume it's all gone to the beach for the month. It's a shame as a surfeit of leisure time could be nicely and slowly filled in gallery precincts. 'Sculpture 2010' at Brenda May Gallery is a pleasing, yet modest, start to the year. In this smallish space in Sydney's Danks Street this group show is both thoughtful and eclectic, bringing together some very different artists without the heavy hand of a curatorial theme.


New Year Sculpture

Art Monthly Australia, #226, p.77
December 2009 - February 2010
Daniel Mudie Cunningham

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The arts complex at 2 Danks Street in Waterloo always begins the year with a sculpture extravaganza. Gallerist Brenda May established
January as "sculpture month" when she was director at Access Contemporary Art Gallery. Now with her own self-named gallery, May starts the year with a curated group show as a way of promoting new forms of sculpture with all the other galleries at 2 Danks Street participating by hosting something sculptural.


Art gallery stages coup

The Queensland Times
7 December 2009
Josephine Gillespie

In a coup for the Ipswich Art Gallery, the works of Byron Bay artist James Guppy have gone on display.
The show, Seduction and Subversion: the art of James Guppy 1989-2009, was officially launched as part of an art and wine fundraising event on Friday night to a select crowd of foundation members and guests.

Seduction and Subversion

Exhibition Invitation
28 November 2009 to 17 January 2010
Ipswich Art Gallery

The Tweed River Art Gallery touring exhibition will be making its next stop in Ipswich from 28 November 2009 until 17 January 2010.

Relishing the Absurd

The Courier-Mail
Thursday 22 October 2009, p.53
Suzanna Clarke

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It's disconcerting, yet fascinating, to see a massive rhinoceros leaning over a fragile teacup; a disembodied hand floating in the air or fairies escaped from a peculiar fantasy world.

Seduction and Subversion

Exhibition Invitation
2 October to 15 November 2009
Tweed River Art Gallery

You are warmly invited to attend the official exhibition opening of Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989-2009 by writer and presenter Andrew Frost.

Seduction and Subversion: the art of James Guppy 1989-2009

Exhibition Catalogue
Tweed River Art Gallery

Exhibition catalogue for James Guppy's major touring exhibition, "Seduction and Subversion: the art of James Guppy 1989-2009".

Softcover, 48pp, illustrated
ISBN: 9780980336065
21 x 21cm

Essays by Susi Muddiman, Alison Kubler, and Andrew Frost.