07/26/17

STEPHEN ORMANDY | Work in Progress

OLSEN gallery is pleased to present one of four monumental sculptures commissioned for the Suzhou Sports Centre Shangha by Stephen Ormandy.

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07/26/17

MELINDA HARPER ‘Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper’

Melinda Harper’s stunning new text from her first major museum exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art is now available at OLSEN Gallery.  

‘COLOUR SENSATION: The Works of Melinda Harper’ is available from OLSEN gallery here

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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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06/17/17

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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