06/17/17

STEPHEN BIRD | TOYING WITH CONVENTION

Stephen Bird’s upcoming exhibition Bastard Son of Royal Doulton is currently featured in the MAY/JUNE issue of the Ceramic Review. Inga Walton reviews the launch of of the show in Australia before it heads to the UK.

Bastard Son of Royal Doulton represents the wry, irreverent and sometimes pugnacious output of Stephen Bird.”

 

 

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06/17/17

BLEACHED | THE REEF THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES

In 2016, the Great Barrier Reef was hit by the largest and most far-reaching bleaching event in recorded history, an environmental disaster which continues to ravage coral up and down the east coast.

In the midst of the unfolding crisis, OLSEN artist Laura Jones was compelled to travel to the remote islands of Lizard and Heron Island, where she worked as an artist-in-residence alongside research scientists for ten days.

Laura joined Nic Healey, 2ser’s Breakfast host, in the studio to describe her reef adventure and discuss how art can help us to connect with this beautiful and vulnerable ecosystem.

To listen to the full interview please click here.

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06/16/17

PAUL DAVIES | A MODERNIST MASTERPIECE IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS HAS BECOME A META MUSEUM

OLSEN Gallery artist Paul Davies’ extraordinary installation has been featured in this week’s LA WEEKLY.

On view by appointment from June 7-25, 2017, the installation features recently completed paintings, bronze sculptures, and photograms that activate the Rudolph Schindler-designed Fitzpatrick-Leland House in the Hollywood Hills. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the MAK Centre towards the restoration of the historic home.

 

Fitzpatrick-Leland House (2017)

Paul Davies, Untitled (Pool), 2017

“I’m trying to navigate where I am and likening the Australian landscape, which is very hot, to Arizona, my new home at the time, as a way of mapping where I am and using the photographic process to do it.”

To read the full article, please click here.

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06/14/17

Peter Vandermark | Winner of the CGS Harris Hobbs Outdoor Sculpture Prize

Congratulations to Peter Vandermark, whose sculpture Conductor V was named winner of the Canberra Grammar School Harris Hobbs Outdoor Sculpture Prize.

Peter Vandermark, Conductor V, 2017

 

Peter Vandermark, Conductor V, 2017

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06/1/17

GEORGE BYRNE | VOGUE

In the lead up to his upcoming exhibition Color Field at OLSEN Annexe, George Byrne spoke to VOGUE Magazine about his greatest inspirations and motivations.

“With the camera I’m searching for that elusive sweet spot where elements align, click, and you get that alchemy. I love it in part as it is so hard to pinpoint, people write about why things work aesthetically, but I tend to think ultimately the whole thing is a mystery.”

“Tim has been very supportive and been really involved in championing my work. It’s been an incredibly rewarding partnership as I’ve been able to elevate my work onto a new level and to a new audience and I’m able to come home more often.”

To read the full article, please click on the following link.

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05/28/17

Laura Jones; ABC TV series The Mix.

Laura Jones appears on Episode 16 of the ABC TV series The Mix.

In the episode Laura Jones is interviewed by James Valentine about art education along with Steven Alderton and Andrew Frost.

Watch the full episode here

Laura Jones’ solo exhibition ‘Bleached’ is showing currently at Olsen Gallery until June 4th 2017.

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05/28/17

Fiona McMonagle | Acquisition, The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Olsen Gallery is delighted to announce that the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in conjunction with the Kathleen Buchanan May Fund, has just acquired Fiona McMonagle’s still life ‘Two Cigarettes in an Ash Tray.’

 

  Fiona McMonagle, Two Cigarettes in an Ash Tray, 2016, watercolour and gouache on paper, 55 x 76cm

To view works available by Fiona McMonagle click here

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05/28/17

Nicholas Harding | Acquisition, The Art Gallery of South Australia

Olsen Gallery is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of Nicholas Harding by The Art Gallery of South Australia.

Nicholas Harding will be exhibiting here from 9-27 August 2017

To view available works by Nicholas Harding click here

 Nicholas Harding, Brachina, 2016, oil on linen, 154x245cm

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05/7/17

TIM OLSEN AND LAURA JONES | HARPER’S BAZAAR

For Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s May 2017 issue OLSEN Gallery Director Tim Olsen and represented artist Laura Jones visit the home and studio of the internationally acclaimed and prolific artist Brett Whiteley, reflecting on the profound impact the late artist had on each of their lives.

“The day Brett died, it was not just losing someone I had known since I was a small child, a friend of the family. The world lost someone who had a real vision.”

“Whiteley’s inflection was one of the first to strike a note for me in my most formative years. I was fascinated with the way his work epitomised the bohemian soul of Sydney.”

To read the full article, pick up a copy on news stands now.

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05/7/17

GEORGE BYRNE | HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 | LANDSCAPE NSW AWARD WINNER

OLSEN Gallery would like to congratulate George Byrne as the winner of this year’s Head On Photo Festival’s Landscape NSW Award. Byrne’s winning photograph Murwillumbah #1 was taken whilst the artist was in residency on the far north coast of New South Wales in 2016.

“As an artist in residence in December 2016 at a hotel on Cabarita Beach on New South Wales’s far north coast. I was struck by the region’s raw beauty and moved by the spirituality of Mount Warning as an ancient epicentre of indigenous life. Here Mount Warning is depicted in a local mural near Murwillumbah.”

To read more about George Byrne’s practice, please follow this link to Feature Shoot’s latest article on the artist.

George Byrne will exhibit his work at Halcyon House as part of a pop-up show from May 19th-21st this year. Following that, it will travel to Olsen Annexe Gallery in Woollahra for two weeks. His exhibition New Order opens at OLSEN GRUIN in New York this summer. Follow along on Byrne’s Instagram for updates and Olsen Gallery’s website to view his available works.

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