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William Scott - Mackerel with Mixed Tomato Salad

William Scott – Mackerel with Mixed Tomato Salad

The oil painting by William Scott was selected for this post by British artist May van Millingen. Rather than photographing the finished dish, May created an illustration of a recipe by Jamie Oliver (pictured below) of mackerel with mixed tomato salad. Her illustrations have been commissioned by many leading brands and more of her work...
Now Accepting Proposals for 'Sugar, Sugar'

Now Accepting Proposals for ‘Sugar, Sugar’

I am pleased to announce that I will be curating a second art + food exhibition in October at Brenda May Gallery. We are now accepting proposals from professional practicing artists so please read the exhibition brief below and contact the Gallery with any questions or visit the submissions page for further details. In conjunction with...
Johan Briedé - Pumpkin Soup

Johan Briedé – Pumpkin Soup

Made with odds and ends from the bottom of my crisper, this soup can be easily adapted to suit whatever you may have on hand. You could add a few potatoes, or tomatoes or even a few peppers. The chipotle chilies lend a bit of smoky spice to what would be a rather sweet soup...
Al Munro - Flavoured Salts

Al Munro – Flavoured Salts

The new series of drawings by Al Munro examining the arrangement of atoms within common foodstuffs including salt, sugar and vinegar, are featured in the current exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. In her artist statement, Munro writes “I am interesting in using drawing-based media to examine...
'Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life' at Brenda May Gallery

‘Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life’ at Brenda May Gallery

The curated group exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, considers 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...
Christine Turner - Anzac Biscuits

Christine Turner – Anzac Biscuits

The 2.5 x 2.5 metre biscuit tin installation by Christine Turner is featured in the current curated exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. According to Turner, ”I have found that biscuit tins require a simple configuration when presented in artworks. Each tin provides a great deal of information...
Elizabeth Willing - Chow Mein

Elizabeth Willing – Chow Mein

The collage titled Stew by Elizabeth Willing constructed with imagery from vintage cookbooks, will be featured in the upcoming curated exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. The imagery is clipped from recipes of stews and casseroles which are then “seamlessly knitted together.  The casseroles array of textures...
Maz Dixon - Retro Prawn Cocktail

Maz Dixon – Retro Prawn Cocktail

The collages and paintings by Maz Dixon featuring “The Big Things of Australia”, will be featured in the upcoming curated exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. Beginning in the early 60s, monumental objects ranging from giant fruit to prawns and pelicans began to litter the landscape of...
Will Coles - Halloumi Burgers

Will Coles – Halloumi Burgers

The socio-political sculpture of guerrilla street-artist, Will Coles, will be featured in the upcoming curated exhibition Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. Coles employs traditional sculptural techniques to manipulate found objects and explore contemporary issues, specifically over consumerism. The sculpture pictured below titled First World Food (burgers) was produced...
Vincent van Gogh - Orange Honey Madeleines

Vincent van Gogh – Orange Honey Madeleines

This post has been a long time coming. Between a few freelance writing projects and my curatorial debut, I have had very little free time left to finish this post. Plus I have managed to forget butter the last three times I went grocery shopping. Without it, these pretty madeleines would have been very sad...
2 weeks left to submit a proposal to 'Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life'

2 weeks left to submit a proposal to ‘Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life’

The deadline for artist proposals is fast approaching with a little more than 2 weeks left. Submit your info to Brenda May Gallery before Friday 27 July 2012 to be considered for inclusion in Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life. We have a great list of artists already confirmed for the show including Will Coles,...
William Scott - Frittata with Kale, Tomato & Chorizo

William Scott – Frittata with Kale, Tomato & Chorizo

After visiting some fitted kitchens of my friends (and inspired by the print below), I felt compelled to purchase a cast iron skillet to supplement my collection of pots and pans. The skillet has proven to be immensely useful and I have used it repeatedly to make a quick and easy pizza in addition to...