Brenda May Gallery is a great little gallery in Waterloo that hosts a small but select group of artists, working in media ranging from paintings to installation, traditional to contemporary. Their exhibitions are short but sweet, running a couple at a time for three weeks each, which means they’re hosting a whole lot of swanky openings and sending out a bunch of invites. If You Build It does these cute little square invites for the artists that show there; easy to pop in the post but different enough that people take note. When you’re an important art type person, and you’re getting a few invites in the mail each week, it takes a little more than a free glass of vino to convince you to turn up.
What is cool about the Brenda May Gallery is they show both established and emerging artists, which means that while the established artists may pull the larger crowds, emerging artists still get a foot in and get given room to grow. Will Coles, featured on the invites shown and a Brenda May represented artist, does a lot of sculptural installation work which is informed by his politics and aversion to what he sees as a culture of disposable objects and nationalistic identities. He’s shown his work in multiple group and individual exhibitions, including overseas in Singapore. Galleries like Brenda May are a great place to go to get your regular art fix in between the huge exhibitions that run through the city, so we highly recommend you grab a coffee and indulge yourself in a wander down to this Danks St highlight.