Represented Artists Sybil Curtis and Charlie Sheard will join the MAY SPACE team for an online conversation on Saturday 30 May.
Along with discussion of their approaches to painting, Sybil and Charlie will share reflections on their careers and the evolution of their practices. This event runs in conjunction with new solo shows from both artists, When Rivers Die by Sybil Curtis and Paintings on Paper by Charlie Sheard, on view at MAY SPACE until 6 June.
This conversation will take place via Zoom Meetings. The Zoom Meeting ID, password and URL, along with some guidelines for this online event will be provided closer to the date.
Places are limited, please RSVP here.
About Sybil Curtis
Receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland in 1967, Sybil Curtis' artistic career began in the 1980's, influenced by her experience with scientific illustration. Her architectural paintings employ mining and industrial subject matter, finding beauty within and giving warmth and personality to these areas of construction. The traditional landscape does not appeal to Curtis, as she believes there is little to add to enhance natural beauty and prefers these industrial scenes, which allow her to present her own, unique perspective to the viewer. Curtis' work is held in numerous private and public collection across the country, including Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery & Museum, and University of Queensland Art Museum.
About Charlie Sheard
Charlie Sheard's distinctive, pure abstract paintings harness colour and form in bold combinations. Sheard has held more than fifty solo exhibitions in Australia, Europe, the USA and China; his work is represented in public, private and corporate collections throughout the world, including MONA in Hobart. Sheard worked in England for seven years in the 1980s and has lived in Sydney since 1990. He recently exhibited at Unit One Art Space at 798 in Beijing and has two touring group exhibitions around China. He has lectured at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts; he has also regularly lectured at both the Art Gallery of NSW and the University of NSW. In 2016 a large survey of his work was on display at The Drill Hall Gallery (at the ANU) in Canberra.