Brenda May Gallery

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    2 Danks Street
    Waterloo, Sydney, NSW 2017
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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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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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In Plain Sight

7th July

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

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camouflage

7th July

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

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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

'Mouthfeel', curated by Megan Fizell

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

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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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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'Mouthfeel', curated by Megan Fizell

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...

free

Multiples – curated by Akky van Ogtrop

9th June

The ideology behind the artist’s multiple is born out of the anti-art movement, fuelled by Dadaism, Fluxus, Conceptual Art and Pop Art. Creating artist’s...

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Of Other Spaces

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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Memento

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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Moving Image Prize Finalists

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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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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Paper Works III

14th April

Paper is such a commonplace and pervasive material. We write on it, read it, drink out of it and eat off it, yet in terms of conservation it is considered...

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'Little Star'

14th April

By night one way, by day another, the spinning ball of blue and the others of light. One falls from the sky. The dream. To catch that ball, to be that...

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Paper Works III

14th April

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Todd Fuller, 'Little Star' - Black Box Projects, 2015

14th April

By night one way, by day another, the spinning ball of blue and the others of light. One falls from the sky. The dream. To catch that ball, to be that...

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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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'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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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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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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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

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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'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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'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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'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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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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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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'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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'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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