Andrew Taylor & Matthew Johnson | Art with Heart

Very Special Kids presents Art With Heart auction.

Andrew Taylor  and Matthew Johnson will  be participating in the charities Art exhibition and auction for exceptional fine paintings and sculptures from leading contemporary artists. See Andrew and Matthews featured works below.


Outside: Friday, 2017
oil on linen
183 × 183 cm
price estimate  $16,000 – 20,000
Effussio Stratum III,  2018
oil on linen
184 × 240 cm
price estimate $15,000 – 20,000
To see further information about the event please view precious posts.
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Matthew Johnson | Gary Bigeni Sale

Pick up a new outfit for Christmas at the biannual Gary Bigeni sale on from 19 to 21 December in Surry Hills, Sydney. Find pieces from the Spring/Summer collection, featuring prints by Olsen Irwin artist Matthew Johnson, at 50-90% off. SS13/14 Bigeni Basics as well as samples and previous season wares will also be on sale.

Gary Bigeni biannual sale
19 – 21 December 2013
7 Randle Lane
Surry Hills NSW 2010



Artwork for the Home | Mim Design

It can be hard to picture the transition of a work from stark gallery wall to domestic everyday setting. However the experience of living with an artwork allows a much deeper appreciation and understanding of an artists’ work – discovering new details, observing subtle shifts in light throughout the day, shaping the mood and feeling of a space and dictating further art and design purchases. The work of Olsen Irwin artists Melinda Harper, Michael Johnson, Paul Davies and Matthew Johnson are feature pieces in the stunning interiors below from Melbourne design firm, Mim Design. And while these perfectly manicured interiors may be a far cry from your everyday family life, they do offer some style cues that can be applied when styling a room around an artwork, from allowing a work to take centre stage to picking up on subtle colours and tones with accent accessories and figuring out the appropriate scale of work for the room.


Mim Design. Painting by Melinda Harper


Mim Design. Painting by Michael Johnson

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Mim Design. Painting (left) by Paul Davies and (right) by Matthew Johnson


Mim Design. Painting by Michael Johnson


Mim Design. Painting by Matthew Johnson

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Mim Design. Painting (left) by Michael Johnson and (right) by Matthew Johnson


Mim Design. Painting by Melinda Harper


Matthew Johnson | Gary Bigeni Collaboration and Pop Up | MLC Centre


Image: Ellie Waterhouse for Eat Drink Play

Matthew Johnson‘s collaboration with Gary Bigeni for his Spring/Summer 13/14 collection will be on show and available to purchase at the MLC Centre pop up shop in Sydney.

Sydney ‘It’ blog ‘Eat Drink Play‘ have beautifully described Matthew Johnson’s work and the collection – “Having a deep appreciation for fine art, I’ve been following artist Matthew Johnson’s work for years. I first set eyes on his work at Olsen Irwin Gallery, having stopped dead in my tracks by one of his paintings you simply can’t look away, it’s like an optical illusion. A chroma combination of brightly coloured dots weave forward and back until you feel literally entranced inside the canvas. The experience of looking at his work could be likened to being stuck inside a kaleidoscope…it’s simply mesmerizing. Add one seriously quirky and incredibly talented fashion designer, Gary Bigeni, into the mix and you have yourself a polkadot party.” – Ellie Waterhouse

Check out the Eat Drink Play article on the shop and opening event here.

The pop up shop is open on Level 7 of the MLC Centre from Monday 26 August until the end of September – be sure to pop by!


Matthew Johnson, Coalescence V, 2013, Limited edition fine art reproduction, 55 x 57cm, $880


Kings Art Show | 23 – 25 August

Please join us at the King’s 34th Annual Art Show from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August 2013. The work of Olsen Irwin artists will feature in two exhibitions; The King’s Art Prize Retrospective – showcasing past recipients of this celebrated award such as John Olsen and Martine Emdur; and the Gowan Brae Exhibition  – featuring work of Nicholas Harding, Guy Warren, Matthew Johnson as well as many other celebrated Australian artists.

The King’s School
87-129 Pennant Hills Road
North Parramatta

King’s 34th Annual Art Show
Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2013


Kings 34th Annual Art Show, 23-25 August 2013


Matthew Johnson, Untitled, 2013, Oil on linen, 130 x 110cm


Matthew Johnson Collaboration

A recent collaboration with artist Matthew Johnson & fashion designer Gary Bigeni made the artwork literally jump off the walls! Matthew and Gary have charmed the polkadots off all of us with this collection. Click here to see the more images in the look book. Click here to see Matthew Johnson’s artist page.

Abstract, vivid and so fresh. It was everything we’ve come to expect from Gary Bigeni and more at his spring summer 2013/14 presentation Alignment.


Matthew Johnson Click on the link below to view more images

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