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Call for proposals: 'Art + Science' at Brenda May Gallery

Brenda May Gallery is seeking proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for the curated group exhibition ‘Art + Science′.

‘Art + Science’ – October 2013

The faculties of art and science are inextricably connected. Images are used to illustrate experiments and discoveries, and scientific ideas have influenced artistic movements, such as Impressionism and the Renaissance. Photography’s original scientific categorisation is another example of this relationship involving inspiration, cross-pollination and the rethinking of disciplinary boundaries.

‘Art + Science’ aims to explore and examine these multifaceted connections.

Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 26 July 2013.
Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery by Friday 27 September 2013.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint or keynote files.

Comment made 6 years ago on Thursday 09 May 2013

Call for proposals: 'Mighty Small' at Brenda May Gallery

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Comment made 6 years ago on Saturday 16 March 2013

Call for proposals: 'Mighty Small' at Brenda May Gallery

Brenda May Gallery is seeking proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for the curated group exhibition ‘Mighty Small′.

Artwork on an immense scale often enthrals and consumes, whereas smaller works captivate on a much more intimate level, drawing the viewer in for closer inspection. This exhibition will not simply be concerned with works that are little, but works that defy the very notion of small meaning less or denoting an absence. It will present work that is compact, but is in every way just as powerful, notable and spectacular.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 26 April 2013.

Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery by Friday 5 July 2013.
Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint or keynote files.

Comment made 6 years ago on Saturday 16 March 2013

Call for proposals: 'Paperworks II' at Brenda May Gallery

Brenda May Gallery is currently accepting proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand.

‘Paper Works II’ – April/May 2013
We already exhibit a number of artists who work with paper in extraordinary ways – as such this show is about the nature of paper itself and we will consider any work produced on paper, with paper or about paper.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 8 February 2013.
Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery by Friday 12 April 2013.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint or keynote files.

Comment made 7 years ago on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Call for proposals: 'Sugar, Sugar' at Brenda May Gallery

Brenda May Gallery is currently accepting proposals from professional practising artists.

‘Sugar, Sugar’ curated by Megan Fizell – October 2013

As a species, we are predisposed to seek out sugar to supplement our diet. “Sweet tooth” and “sugar rush” are colloquial phrases used to describe our bodies’ cravings for and reaction to the substance. Our inclination to seek out the sweet stuff speaks to the pervasiveness of sugar in the visual arts. This exhibition will feature contemporary art made exclusively with sugar.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 5 April 2013.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint or keynote files.

Comment made 7 years ago on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Call for proposals: 'Sculpture 2013' CLOSING 19 OCT 2012

Brenda May Gallery is currently accepting proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand.

‘Sculpture 2013’ – Jan/Feb 2013

Scheduled for January, this show continues the tradition of opening our year with an exhibition devoted to the best and most interesting contemporary sculpture. Although there are no restrictions for this exhibition, we will only consider work made by professional sculptors which has not previously been exhibited in Sydney.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 19 October 2012.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint or keynote files.

Comment made 7 years ago on Friday 27 July 2012

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR BRENDA MAY ANNEX 2013

Brenda May Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for 2013 from professional, practicing artists for the Brenda May Annex (BMA) 8/2 Danks Street, Waterloo 2017. Each exhibition will be required to run for three weeks, coinciding with the Brenda May Gallery exhibition calendar. Please note that the exhibitions by successful applicants will be curated, promoted, hung and supervised by the Gallery. Unlike other rental spaces, BMA provides an opportunity for artists to gain direct feedback regarding their work while fostering a relationship with a Gallery that maintains a long history of supporting emerging artists.

? HIRE FEES WILL INCLUDE
- Supervision by the Brenda May Gallery staff Tuesday to Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10-6, for the duration of three weeks.
- Curatorial direction and consultation.
- Professional installation including access to plinths and shelves as needed.
- An invitation, produced and sent to our extensive email list.
- Promotion in our email newsletter and our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest).
- A blog post feature and listing on our website.
- Standard printed catalogue and c/v.
- Media release.
- Opening function to be discussed.

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Comment made 7 years ago on Tuesday 10 July 2012

Call for proposals: 'Art + Food' CLOSING 27 JULY 2012

Brenda May Gallery is currently accepting proposals from professional practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for the following group exhibition:

‘Art + Food – Beyond the Still Life’ curated by Megan Fizell – October 2012

This exhibition will consider the representation of food within the visual arts and beyond the standard still life tableaux. The consumption of food is a universally shared experience, enabling people viewing the exhibition to connect with the issues surrounding consumerism, food production and cultural identity.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 27 July 2012.
Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery by Friday 28 September 2012.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal, an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint files.

For more information click here: http://www.brendamaygallery.com.au/pages/proposals.php

Comment made 7 years ago on Tuesday 10 July 2012

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Will Coles
- Nihilist archaeology, 2012

6 to 24 March
Are we and our junk reaching critical mass? If all our junk is made in China, we will have nothing worth digging up in the future.

The trivial and shallow now represent the peak of Western Civilisation. The internet brings the entire history of human achievement into our homes, but we are watching ‘reality’ TV.

Welcome to the age where nearly everyone grows old, hates the young and is so busy being scared of dying that they have forgotten how to live. Stop, take a deep breath and step back.

James Guppy
- Anima Rising, 2012

6 to 24 March
The figures in these new works are dredged from James Guppy’s unconscious to throw light onto the cold darkness of rationality. Guppy has always been comfortable in the world of fairytales and myths. As a child living in the north of England, these fantastic stories were his way of understanding the land he grew up in. It provided a poetry and passion that prosaic history could not give.

Animals were another starting point for these new paintings. Guppy was not interested in the domesticated creatures that inhabit our lives, but in the way their untamed forebears move within our psyche.

Through these paintings, Guppy continues the examination of myth and powerful women. These are not the predictable, nourishing earth mothers, but rather those types that society traditionally feared and marginalised: the witch, the virago and the furies. These are the strong women, the extraordinary women who offer the possibilities of other lives.

==== ART MONTH EVENTS: ====

Brenda May Gallery will be participating in Art Month Sydney 2012 with exhibitions by Will Coles and James Guppy. Several free events will be held in conjunction with the opening of the shows.

▶ Join us for a glimpse into the surreal world of James Guppy as he demonstrat…es life drawing during Art Month, Thursday 8 March 7-9pm
Spaces are limited so please RSVP to the Gallery, info@brendamaygallery.com.au

▶ Art at Night, Drinks with Will Coles, Friday 9 March 6-8pm
RSVP required, info@brendamaygallery.com.au

▶ Will Coles Artist Talk, Saturday 10 March 2-2:30pm
No RSVP required

▶ James Guppy Artist Talk, Saturday 10 March 2:30-3pm
No RSVP required

Comment made 7 years ago on Friday 02 March 2012

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS :

Lezlie Tilley
- Pages from an a-less novel, 2012
14 February to 3 March

Nulla dies sine linea = never a day without a line

A constant image that has followed me throughout my career has been the ‘telephone doodle’ in all its simplicity and complexity. My recent connection with Euclid’s geometry has fired my interest to explore other forms of that universal image. In this instance, my drawings are dragged between the extremes of sketchy and finished, spontaneous and measured. The linear images can be viewed as maps, pathways, or a system of writing time itself.

Major Artists, Major Works
- featuring important works from the represented artists
14 February to 3 March 2012

‘Major Artists, Major Works’ will feature a significant artwork by each of the fourteen artists represented by the Gallery.

Size is relative. For some, ‘major’ may simply mean ‘bigger than a shoebox’, whereas for others it can entail the use of a crane and the removal of the Gallery doors!

Artists include 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, Lezlie Tilley and Peter Tilley.

Comment made 7 years ago on Tuesday 07 February 2012

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS :

Tanmaya Bingham
‘Countermanding Saturation’
22 November to 24 December

In an over stimulated world peace and quiet is a rare commodity. We have been forced to create internal conduits to another restorative world or void where the pressure on our senses is alleviated and we can retreat, relax and process.

Waratah Lahy
‘Not What it Seems’
22 November to 24 December

Things are not always what they seem to be. Through simple quirks of colour and composition, everyday scenes of people and places reveal themselves as dreamlike memories, not quite recognisable but familiar enough that they hover on the edge of being a remembered place and something dredged up from the imagination.

== Drinks with the Artists Saturday 26 November 4-6pm ===

Comment made 7 years ago on Monday 14 November 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS :

Marc Standing
‘Waking Me Forever’
25 October to 19 November

There is an ethereal and dreamlike quality to this body of work with many references to the natural world and to our biological makeup. Sleep, dream and wakefulness collide in a realm of fragmented imagination.

Senden Blackwood
‘ishi’
25 October to 19 November

I guess there could be far worse things to be consumed by than carving abstract forms in stone. For me, the attraction and the meaning is in the transformation, from dirty rock to smooth sculpture. While the lines and planes gradually shift and settle, a part of me follows the process with a detached curiosity.

== Drinks with the Artists Saturday 29 September 4-6pm ===

Comment made 8 years ago on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

‘Body Language’ – a curated group exhibition

27 September to 22 October

Through gestures, posture and facial expression we communicate without words to the world around us.

=== Evening drinks with the Artists Wednesday 28 Sept 6-8pm ===

Comment made 8 years ago on Friday 23 September 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Janet Parker-Smith
‘Still Alive & Still Well’
30 August to 24 September

This work acts as a metaphor for the binary nature of insiders and outsiders. It deals with displacement through the use of otherness as a mechanism of protection, inclusion, exclusion, isolation and connection.

Peter Tilley
‘A Passage Through Time’
30 August to 24 September

This body of work shifts between still life tableau and compositions based around the figure. It could be seen as a dialogue with the self while reflecting on issues of the times and the nature of society.

== Drinks with the Artists Saturday 3 September 4-6pm ===

Comment made 8 years ago on Saturday 27 August 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

Todd Fuller – Tense
Solo Exhibition
2 to 27 August 2011

Like a bench warmer on the sideline, the guy who missed the bus or the child alone at playlunch, he sits. In a moment of privacy, he dares to drop his guard, and in that moment, we learn his story.

== Drinks with the Artist Saturday 6 August 4-6pm ==

Comment made 8 years ago on Monday 25 July 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

‘Lust’ – curated by Gordon Elliott
Group Show
5 July to 30 July 2011

Lust is that powerful emotion hidden deep within your heart. It can propel you in many directions positive or negative. Are you willing to surrender to your cravings? Are you willing to bare your soul and achieve that secret longing?

== Drinks with the Artists Saturday 9 July 4-6pm ==

Comment made 8 years ago on Wednesday 29 June 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Fiona Fenech
‘A Marvelous Transformation’
7 June to 2 July 2011

Fiona Fenech presents a collection of alluring narratives that make the familiar curious with their contrasting scenes of dark and playful fantasy drawing inspiration from fairy tales.

Lyndal Hargrave
‘Constructs of Love and Logic’
7 June to 2 July 2011

In ‘Constructs of Love and Logic’ Lyndal Hargrave’s white wall mounted pieces optimise the surface of the wall by reflecting a glowing coloured backdrop.

== Evening drinks with the Artists Tuesday 7 June 6-8pm ==

Comment made 8 years ago on Wednesday 01 June 2011

Brenda May Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Melinda Le Guay
‘Conflict’
10 May to 14 June 2011

“Conflict” features fragile and seemingly weightless wire dresses by Melinda Le Guay, creating an oxymoron of appearance and materials.

Al Munro
‘Crystallography’
10 May to 14 June 2011

“Crystallography” is a collection of sparkling crystallographic diagrams by Al Munro inspired by the scientific field of the same name.

== Drinks with the Artists 14 May 4-6pm ==

Comment made 8 years ago on Wednesday 11 May 2011