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Elizabeth Willing - Pfeffernüsse

Elizabeth Willing – Pfeffernüsse

One of the focal points in Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery is the installation Goosebump, the 7-metre wall covered with over 300 pfeffernüsse biscuits. It took the Brisbane-based artist Elizabeth Willing over a day and a half to create the entire installation and visitors were invited to bite the cookies from the wall starting...
'Sugar, Sugar' at Brenda May Gallery

‘Sugar, Sugar’ at Brenda May Gallery

Using the beguiling substance of sugar as their medium, the ten artists of Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, engage notions of permanence given the transient nature of the material. With Shelley Miller’s ‘Velocity‘ exposed to all the elements, and slowly disintegrating, on the 2 Danks Street façade and Elizabeth Willing’s ‘Goosebump‘ being...
Mylyn Nguyen - Sweet Tea

Mylyn Nguyen – Sweet Tea

Only one more week until we install Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery! The work has started to arrive at the Gallery and I am incredibly proud of this exhibition, all of the artists are outstanding. The artwork below is one of the pieces included in the show and I was a bit more literal...
Janet Tavener - Asparagus Pie

Janet Tavener – Asparagus Pie

The Sugar, Sugar exhibition will be installed at Brenda May Gallery in about three weeks and in the lead-up to the show, I will be sharing a selection of the work that will be on view. You can see Mylyn Nguyen’s carved sugar cube in the current issue of Vogue Living. Janet Tavener, Asparagus Pie,...
Sugar, Sugar catalogue

Sugar, Sugar catalogue

The Sugar, Sugar exhibition catalogue is now complete and available for purchase. The 20 page book is available for $5 + postage and if you are interested, please send me an email (mfizell AT gmail DOT com). Payment accepted via paypal only. Alternatively, a digital copy can be purchased for AUD $3 from Payhip. In...
Sugar, Sugar exhibition

Sugar, Sugar exhibition

The artists for the upcoming exhibition Sugar, Sugar have now been finalised and the show will feature ten female artists working with sugar as their medium. The artists include Matina Bourmas, Irianna Kanellopoulou, Judith Klausner, Stephanie Jones, Claire McArdle, Shelley Miller, Mylyn Nguyen, Janet Tavener, Claire Anna Watson and Elizabeth Willing. Works range from carefully...
Gustave Courbet - Smoked Trout Smørrebrød

Gustave Courbet – Smoked Trout Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød is the Danish tradition of open-face sandwiches. A dark dense bread, usually a type of rye, is toasted and topped with smoked or pickled fish and other vegetables. In this version, the smoked trout is the star and so it is essential to purchase high-quality fish. I picked up a whole fish and carefully...
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...