08/6/17

JULIAN MEAGHER | Finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D

The gallery wishes congratulations to Julian Meagher, finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize for The Ashes Fall, The Wine Spills 2016.

The Ashes Fall, The Wine Spills  2016, oil on linen, 152 x 122 cm

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. It showcases a select group of 40 artists in a 2D medium. The Prize runs until the 8th of October at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

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08/6/17

PETER VANDERMARK | Finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The gallery wishes congratulations to Peter Vandermark, finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for Predestination: observatory I, II & III 2017.

Predestination: observatory I, II & III  2017, Plywood, timber, acrylic paint, acrylic mirror, 26(h) x 80 x 70cm

 

The winner will be announced at the opening on Saturday 14th October and the exhibition will continue until Sunday 5th November, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay http://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/home

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07/26/17

SOPHIE CAPE | Finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

The gallery wishes congratulations to Sophie Cape, finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize for Awake, O Sleeper.

Awake, O Sleeper, 2017 soil, bulldust, blood, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, ink on canvas 169 x 213cm

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was founded to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia.

The winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on 4 August, 2017.

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07/26/17

JUZ KITSON | Finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize

OLSEN gallery is pleased to announce Juz Kitson‘s That which provides safety and the possibility of growth, that which you can put your trust in, 2017 has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize

 

Juz Kitson, That which provides safety and the possibility of growth, that which you can put your trust in, 2017

“This installation is a heady mix of artefact and disturbing viscera, a kind of contemporary shamanism, playing with representations and perceptions of the human and animal condition.”

“The universal language here represents the outsider versus the insider, acceptance and isolation, connection and displacement – a theme that is constant in the lives of people living in remote areas, though is ultimately united by the human condition.”

“The juxtaposition of inanimate materials is suggestive of the cycle of life. It also creates the sense that the work is alive, in an ironic way, as all living things decay.”

Juz Kitson, 2017

The Wynne Prize winner is to be announced on Friday July 28th 2017.

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07/6/17

OLSEN GRUIN | THE 30 HOTTEST GROUP SHOWS TO SEE IN NEW YORK THIS SUMMER

Congratulations OLSEN GRUIN on being featured as #10 in Artnet’s 30 hottest group shows to visit in New York this summer.

Sharing Country‘ curated by Adam Knight continues until July 23 at 211 Elizabeth Street.

To view the full exhibition, please visit the OLSEN GRUIN website here.

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07/6/17

MARISA PURCELL | BELVOIR STREET THEATRE PANELIST | 16 AUGUST 2017

OLSEN Gallery is proud to announce Marisa Purcell’s involvement as a panelist for the Belvoir Street Theatre on August 16, 2017.

There are countless theories as to where ideas come from. Writer and media theorist Stephen Johnson believes “chance favours the connected mind” — that is, by randomly stumbling across a piece of information, we can improve our own ideas. Film maker David Lynch says one can “catch ideas from daydreaming” while researchers Chan and Schunn suggest incremental thinking can be crucial for innovation.

On this multi-disciplinary panel, join an abstract painter, a philosopher and a feminist international relations scholar as they explore where their ideas come from.

How did they know what to focus on? How do they keep inspired and not get distracted? And in a culture focused on money, commodities and status, how do they stay committed to pursuing the creative and the intellectual?

This panel is designed to get you thinking about your own ideas and what to do with them, as well as learn a bit about women soldiers fighting on the frontline, why brown paint is beautiful and whether children really are innocent.

To read more about the panel or purchase tickets please click here.

 

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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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