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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06/16/17

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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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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04/6/17

Stephen Bird at the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea

Stephen Bird will be exhibiting and speaking at this month’s 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

Dates: 22 April – 28 May, 2017

Venue: Icheon Cerapia, Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park, Yeoju Dojasesang, KOREA

Stephen Bird, Delilah and Samson, 60 x 28 x 28cm, 2016

Stephen Bird, Saturn Eating a Man’s Leg, 67  x 35 x 28cm, 2015

Stephen Bird, Head plate with gold finches, 2017

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03/25/17

John Olsen’s The You Beaut Country at the Art Gallery of NSW

OLSEN is proud to announce the opening of John Olsen’s The You Beaut Country at the Art Gallery of NSW. This exhibition surveys John Olsen’s remarkable seven-decade career, including paintings, ceramics, tapestries and works on paper from collections across Australia.

It features some of his most iconic and arresting works, including large-scale paintings of Sydney Harbour and Lake Eyre and his career-defining landscape series The You Beaut Country.

Olsen is renowned for his energetic painting style and his lyrical depictions of the Australian landscape and its life-forms. The exhibition traces the development of his spectacular and idiosyncratic vision, highlighting his lifelong interest in the natural world and his continued pursuit to capture the Australian identity.

The You Beaut Country is on view until 12 June 2017. All tickets can be purchased through the AGNSW website here.

John Olsen Sydney Sun (or King Sun) 1965 oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with funds from the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2000 © John Olsen

Copies of John Olsen: The You Beaut Country Catalogue – National Gallery of Victoria and John Olsen A Recipe for Art can be purchased through the OLSEN website, here.

 

 

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02/3/17

SOPHIE CAPE; ‘ADRENALINE BRUSH’ FOR AUSTRALIAN STORY

OLSEN artist Sophie Cape features in the first Australian Story episode for 2017.

“Described as more like a “rock star” than a painter, Sophie Cape never wanted to be an artist.

A former elite athlete, she was destined for the Olympic Games in two separate sports — first as a downhill ski racer and then as a track cyclist — but her sporting career was shattered after suffering catastrophic injury and undergoing controversial “experimental” body-modification surgery intended to help her performance.

Left physically and psychologically traumatised, Sophie Cape then transformed herself into one of Australia’s most celebrated young artists.

It’s a profession she has long resisted, as both her mother Ann Cape and her grandmother the late Gwenna Welch are highly regarded artists.

But now Sophie Cape has no doubt about becoming the third generation artist in her family: “Art saved me.””
ABC.com

View ‘Adrenaline Brush’ on ABC Monday February 6th at 8pm. View the trailer here

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02/1/17

GEORGE BYRNE FOR ‘SHUT EYE’ BY HULU

OLSEN artist George Byrne has recently co-created the title sequence for the brilliant new HULU series ‘Shut Eye’. Created by Leslie Bohem starring Jeffery Donovan, Angus Sampson & KaDee Strickland.

All images from Shine Studio

Watch the opening trailer for ‘Shut Eye’ (featuring Byrne’s work) here

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