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Sugar, Sugar | 1 to 19 October 2013 | Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

This exhibition featured contemporary art made exclusively with sugar by ten female artists. By embodying the ephemeral nature of the substance, many of the installations only lasted for the duration of the exhibition.

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.

Fizell, Megan, ‘Sugary Masterpieces‘, Appetite Magazine, November 2013, p.44-47.
Welch, Olivia, ‘Sweet Sense‘, Trouble Magazine, October 2013, p.14-19.
Frost, Andrew, ‘Funny, crafty women make a serious point about our expectations of art‘, The Guardian [online], 1 October 2013
This month’s best shows‘, Time Out Sydney, October 2013, p.46.
Frost, Andrew, ‘Sugar Sugar‘, The Art Life [online], 26 September 2013
Vandepeer, Sarah, ‘Sugar Sugar‘, Art Almanac, October 2013, p.46-47
Gorman, James, ‘Exhibition Hoping to Prove a Sweet Success‘, Central Magazine, 25 Sept, p.7
Berry, Ashleigh, ‘What’s On‘, Inner City Weekender, 20 September 2013, p.21
Kumurdian, Dijana, ‘News Grab‘, Vogue Living, September/October 2013, p.108
Wan, Ren, ‘Eyes on Food‘, Antipasto Magazine (Hong Kong), issue 11, 2013, p.10-15

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Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life | 2 to 20 Oct 2012 | Brenda May Gallery

The curated group exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, considered 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.

Wan, Ren, ‘Eyes on Food‘, Antipasto Magazine (Hong Kong), issue 11, 2013, p.10-15
Graham, Siobhan, ‘Feast your eyes on Art + Food‘, Sauce Magazine Sydney [online], 30 Oct
Going, Going… Art + Food‘, The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 20-21 October 2012, p.20
What’s On‘, The Daily Telegraph, Best Weekend, 20-21 October 2012, p. 7
Humble food meets high art‘, The Christian Science Monitor [online], 13 October 2012
In the Art World: 1-7 October‘, Vogue Living blog [online], 2 October 2012
Wolff, Sharne, Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life, The Art Life [online], 28 September 2012
King, Darryn, Art that says ‘Eat Me’, Time Out Sydney [online], 25 September 2012

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