Brenda May Gallery

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Brenda May established Access Contemporary Art Gallery in Sydney in 1985 to support emerging Australian artists. The Gallery moved to the Danks Street complex when it opened in 2001 and currently represents a select group of emerging to senior artists working in a wide range of medium, including Tanmaya Bingham, Senden Blackwood, Robert Boynes, Will Coles, Jim Croke, Sybil Curtis, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Melinda Le Guay, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Leslie Oliver, Marc Standing, Lezlie Tilley and Peter Tilley.


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Janet Tavener - Memento, 2015

5th May

In my previous work ice sculptures of both heirloom and exotic fruits were photographed as they melted in a constructed glacial landscape. These works...

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Ashleigh Garwood - Of Other Spaces, 2015

5th May

Of Other Spaces' are allegorical images that exist to question the influence and power that landscape imagery holds in neutralizing societal frameworks...

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Head On Photo Festival, 'Moving Image Prize Finalists' - Black Box Projects, 2015

5th May

The Head On Moving Image Prize was established in 2014 and forms part of the acclaimed Head On Awards which are the centrepiece of Head On Photo Festival....

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Mouthfeel', Curated by Megan Fizell - Black Box Projects, 2015

9th June

Mouthfeel is defined as the physical sensations in the mouth created by food or drink. The objective of this exhibition is to stimulate a synaesthetic...

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Multiples - Curated by Akky van Ogtrop, 2015

9th June

An exhibition of prints, books, photographs and sculptural objects. The ideology behind the artist’s multiple is born out of the anti-art movement,...

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Lezlie Tilley

7th July

N. concealment camouflage confinement hiding covering up disguise deception masquerade anonymity incognito smoke screen hidden agenda evasion...

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Claire Anna Watson, 'Heterochiral Sequence'

7th July

In this new video work, plant matter is transposed into a galactic realm that is at once cosmic and guttural. Each physical body spins and twists in a...

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Robert Boynes

7th July

As the title implies the subject and content in this work, is available to us all, it is clear, it is ubiquitous. Because it is there it does not mean...

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Screen Surface', curated by Geoffrey Weary

4th August

It is easy to fall into old habits of interpretation. This is particularly true of screen-based artworks when they resemble a narrative or documentary...

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Irianna Kanellopoulou

4th August

This work captures the adventures and wandering tales of protagonists with a hidden, throwaway past. Released from their captivity these characters and...

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Nicole Welch

1st September

Through the placement of specific historical objects into the landscape and by throwing projections onto the terrain I aim to illuminate representations...

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James Guppy

1st September

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Mylyn Nguyen

29th September

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Love. Lament. Loss.

29th September

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Waratah Lahy

27th October

My current work explores ideas of truth and distortion of memory. My images are derived from photographic documentation of events that are both personal...

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Nina Ross, 'Untitled -1

27th October

Untitled #1', 2015 is a HD video drawing on the artist’s experiences using and sharing language during pregnancy and with her newborn child. Using...

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Peter Tilley

27th October

The shadow is one of the many visual elements that can occur within the tableau of everyday icons that populate my artworks; its context has usually...

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30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works

24th November

This year marks the 30th year of Brenda May’s career as a Gallery Director, from Access Contemporary Art Gallery in Balmain, Forrest Lodge, and Redfern to...

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Past events

Synthesis

17th March

This new work investigates themes of cell regeneration and repair. The development of stem cell therapy and the mapping of the human genome (DNA), has...

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'Resolving Ruins', curated by Screen Space

17th March

The artists in this exhibition all take the detritus of human activity as their starting point and transform and resolve this in unique and often...

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'Glory Days: South Sydney Studies'

17th March

This series of small paintings explores the unique urban landscape surrounding the Brenda May Gallery. I enjoy finding beauty in the everyday and...

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Emily McIntosh - Synthesis, 2015

17th March

This new work examines cellular replication and scientific innovations being used to create new biological materials. Emily McIntosh - Synthesis, 2015 17...

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Kevin Mckay Glory Days: South Sydney Studies

19th March

This series of small plein air paintings explores the unique urban landscape surrounding the Brenda May Gallery. I enjoy finding beauty in the everyday...

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Kevin McKay

17th March

This series of small plein air paintings explores the unique urban landscape surrounding the Brenda May Gallery. I enjoy finding beauty in the everyday...

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Resolving Ruins', curated by Screen Space

17th March

The artists in this exhibition all take the detritus of human activity as their starting point and transform and resolve this in unique and often...

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'Make'

17th February

Locked away in a cupboard and visible through a peephole is Nicholas Tory’s miniature video installation, 'Make', presenting the life cycle of a worker...

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'Questionable Intentions'

17th February

My recent work extends my fascination with humans and nature and their boundless capacity for re-invention and rejuvenation. Using the transmutation of...

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'Small Publishers' - curated by Akky van Ogtrop

17th February

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some are to be chewed and digested. - (Francis Bacon in Bacon’s Essays by Francis Bacon and...

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Janet Parker-Smith - 'Questionable Intentions'

9th March

My recent work extends my fascination with humans and nature and their boundless capacity for re-invention and rejuvenation. Using the transmutation of...

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Nicholas Tory - 'Make'

9th March

Locked away in a cupboard and visible through a peephole is Nicholas Tory’s miniature video installation, ‘Make’, presenting the life cycle of a worker...

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'Obsolete' - Black Box Projects

28th January

Daniel Connell tailored a dress made from polyvinyl acetate to create his video piece ‘Obsolete’. This material, whilst being a synthetic material, a...

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Sculpture Park 2015

28th January

The 2015 edition of our annual sculpture exhibition will feature artworks that are capable of withstanding the elements.

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'Christmas Show' - New and Original Works for $1,000

2nd December

To celebrate the end of another year and continuing in the tradition of the ever popular Access and Brenda May Gallery Birthday Show, the Gallery presents...

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Structures in the Landscape, 2014

4th November

When travelling through the flat, monotonous country of inland Australia, agricultural and mining structures are often visible for a considerable...

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'Elephant in the Room' - Animal Welfare League fundraising exhibition

4th November

A portion of the sales in this exhibition, depicting critters, creatures and canines, will directly benefit the Animal Welfare League NSW. The Gallery...

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English Tea Party...gone wrong

7th October

My 'English Tea Party…gone wrong' is an installation that typifies an ongoing epidemic plaguing Great Britain; TEA, the most sought after narcotic on the...

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Systems of the Infinite

7th October

'Systems of the Infinite' continues my interest in pattern systems and their relationship to the natural world. I draw on both traditional Japanese...

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'La Baigneuse'

9th September

This exhibition references the depiction of the bather in art history, but using the medium of ceramics. It is a further examination of the sculptural...

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out of rain

9th September

Rain has magical qualities that not only engage with all our senses, it delivers from the 'heavens' the essential ingredient required to make the life on...

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Todd Fuller - Studies in Motion

9th September

Drawing is a personal obsession, through it I dissect the world its occupants and my relationship to these elements. 'Studies in Motion' is a series...

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Todd Fuller - Studies in Motion

9th September

Drawing is a personal obsession, through it I dissect the world its occupants and my relationship to these elements. 'Studies in Motion' is a series...

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Flatline presents 'A dance for Paul Klee'

9th September

Just like drawing, dance can be the process of taking a line for a walk... Flatline is an interdisciplinary collective, at its core is Brenda May Gallery...

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