Melinda Le Guay: Material Matters
Textile Fibre Forum
An extensive look at Melinda Le Guay’s exhibition Material Matters, focusing on her utilisation of gendered techniques to control natural and domestic materials. Implicating the time-consuming minutiae of everyday life, Le Guay’s work intellectually grapples with varied perceptions of femininity and beauty through the creation of artworks that are as much about her process in making them, as they are about the finished piece.
Reko Rennie: No Sleep Till Dreamtime
A review of Reko Rennie’s installation No Sleep Till Dreamtime, presented by Black Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This article focuses on how Rennie’s work comments on Australian Indigenous sovereignty, using Henry Reynolds as a theoretical source.
Australian Future Histories
by Tahjee Moar + Olivia Welch
A collaborative review of an exhibition at 107 Projects titled We visited from
canoes, we swam in freshwater rivers and we conquered from or ships. The
exhibition featured work by Ben Soedradjit, Jason Phu and Claudia Landi
Nicholson, who individually deal with issues of culture, race and hybridity within their disparate practices. The article concludes that the artists present
Separately Working In Tandem
A look at the conversational approach artists Waratah Lahy and Al Munro took in their respective bodies of work that pay homage to one another's practices.
In Tandem : Exhibition Catalogue
In Tandem - curated by Olivia Welch, Brenda May Gallery
The catalogue to accompany the exhibition In Tandem. This catalogue features an introduction, artist biographies of Todd Fuller, Mylyn Nguyen, Al Munro, Waratah Lahy, Leslie Oliver and Melinda Le Guay, as well as three essays - ‘Four Hands, Two Minds’, ‘In Conversation’ and ‘Rescue, Gather, Collect’.
Rescue, Gather and Collect
- Leslie Oliver + Melinda Le Guay: A Curator’s Perspective
An observational essay that looks at the beginnings of an artistic relationship between Leslie Oliver and Melinda Le Guay.
Sweet Sense: catalogue essay
Sugar, Sugar - curated by Megan Fizell
This essay discusses American-born Judith Klausner’s ‘Oreo Cameo’ series, Melbourne-based Irianna Kanellopoulou’s works in chocolate and fairy floss pieces by Sydney-based artist Mylyn Ngyuen. It was written for the catalogue accompanying Sugar, Sugar - curated by Megan Fizell.
There’s no place like Rome
Brenda May Gallery
Catalogue essay for Todd Fuller’s 2013 exhibition There’s no place like Rome (20 August - 7 September 2013). The essay investigates the inspiration behind Fuller’s new body of work, making note of how it extends the artist’s practice into unexplored terrain.
Waratah Lahy Talks Paris
ALL FOR ART AND ART FOR ALL
This interview with artist Waratah Lahy, represented by Brenda May Gallery, focuses on the three month residency she was awarded at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris at the end of 2012, as well as asking about the resulting body of work.
'ALL FOR ART AND ART FOR ALL' is an online publication for art lovers of all persuasions, focused on the Sydney visual art scene.