08/16/14

David Band | The Design Files

Pictured below we see the work of the late David Band featured in the stunning interiors from Australia’s favourite style blog, The Design Files. Band’s works bring a simple yet bold graphic element to any space, drawing the viewer in with the subtle and expert use of detail and texture. The wit and personality of the works lights up the interiors of any living space or gallery wall alike.

The work ‘Happiness’ takes pride of place in the founder of the The Design Files’, Lucy Feagins, home office. We also see the work of Band in the homes of some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and designers, such as Rachel Castle, Kirra Jamison and Dane Lovett, Mark and Louella Tuckey, Juliette Arent Squadrito and Matthew Squadrito as well as Natalie Bloom of Bloom Cosmetics. Click the images below to view complete house tours.

The work of the late David Band will be celebrated in an exhibition this October hosted by Olsen Irwin and Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane. Fiona Mahon, David’s partner, has curated this extensive exhibition held over two venues. Working closely with Fiona, the two galleries will be exhibiting paintings, monotypes prints and sculptures executed over a fifteen-year period.

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63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

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Studio details including custom built table by Gordon Johnson, vintage Eames office chairs, ‘Happiness I’, 2010 limited edition print by David Band, artwork by Kate Tucker, Trashkova gold bin by Boqil, watermelon Olba side table by Jardan. Photo – Eve Wilson, styling / production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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‘Tomorrow Morning’ (study) by David Band. Photo – Phu Tang, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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David Band bottles painting. Photo – Sean Fennessy, Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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David Band trumpet print on rear wall. Photo – Sean Fennessy, Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Top Shelf – David Band Limited Edition Print from Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photography – Eve Wilson.

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All three three artworks by David Band. Photo by Sean Fennessy, production Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

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Artwork on left David Band. All photos by Daniel Mahon. Beautiful.

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Yellow print – ‘Scotch Schnapps’ by David Band. Black / white print to the left (detail) ‘A Night in Tunisia’ also by David Band. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

04/24/14

Julian Meagher | The Design Files

The Design Files have again featured the work of recent Olsen Irwin addition, Julian Meagher.

“Since we last saw Julian his profile has been well and truly on the rise – earlier this year he gained representation with the highly respected Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney, and he’s also currently staging his first solo show in the USA!” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

Read the post here on The Design Files.

Julian Meagher’s available works can be viewed here on our website.

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‘Floating In A Darkened Sky’ by Julian Meagher, oil on linen, 120cm x 120cm.

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04/17/14

Paul Davies | The Design Files

The Design Files takes us inside the Sydney home and studio of artist Paul Davies and wife Sarah. The small home is filled with an exceptional art collection, including works by other Olsen Irwin artists; Andy Taylor, Michael Johnson and Tim Summerton.

“Paul and Sarah’s apartment proves a theory I have long held, which is that bold and even quite large scale artworks are surprisingly well suited to small spaces, often making rooms feel even bigger / grander than they would with bare walls” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

“One particularly treasured piece is a beautiful painting by Andy Taylor which hangs in the couples’ bedroom. ‘All the art we collect is special to us, however our family and friends gave Sarah and I an Andy Taylor painting as a wedding gift!’ says Paul.  ’Andy is one of our favourite artists, and the work reminds us of all the important people in our life’.” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

Although the artist has recently relocated to the USA with wife Sarah, they do plan to return to Australia, and their home, in 2015. For more images and to read the entire post on The Design Files, click here.

Paul Davies available works can be viewed here on the Olsen Irwin website.

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Black and white abstract painting is by Paul Davies (acrylic on canvas, 2007), painting on right hand side is also by Paul Davies, entitled ‘Home in Blue Forest’ (acrylic on linen 2014). Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Bedroom dresser. Painting – ‘Outside: Afternoon’ by Andy Taylor, oil on canvas, 2011. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Artwork above couch – ‘Hanmer Springs and House’ by Paul Davies, pastel on paper artwork by Michael Johnson, cushions by Sixhands. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Paul hand cutting a stencil in the studio. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Paul’s studio desk. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Paul’s studio. Painting – ‘Home Built in Palms”, acrylic on linen, 2014 – for upcoming solo exhibition at Art District 13 Gallery, Delhi. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Portrait of Paul in his Surry Hills studio, located just a short distance from his home. Artwork behind is ‘Home and Pool’ by Paul, for an upcoming solo exhibition at Art District 13 Gallery, Delhi. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

02/7/14

Stephen Ormandy | The Design Files

Australia’s premier design blog, The Design Files, have showcased yet another great Australian home, this time taking us behind the scenes of elite members of Sydney’s art and design royalty, Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen. As founders of the ever popular Dinosaur Designs, it is no wonder that their home exudes style and finesse.

‘The impressive art collection displayed across almost every wall includes work by Louise’s father, revered Australian artist John Olsen, as well paintings by Stephen himself, whose practice continues to grow and command serious attention in the art world.’ – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

‘The works are by friends and artists we love, they all have stories and so many memories. My Mum used to say that ‘paintings are like windows’. They do become part of your life’. – Louise Olsen, The Design Files

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12/10/13

Robert Malherbe | The Design Files

Yet another Olsen Irwin artist has been spotted on the hugely popular Australian interior design blog, The Design Files. Robert Malherbe‘s work features in the stunning South Melbourne home of Penelope Loorham and Douglas McMeekin. Malherbe’s oil on linen nudes beautifully offset the lush furnishings to become the centerpiece in the room. You can view all works available by Robert Malherbe here.

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Photo – Eve Wilson, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Photo – Eve Wilson, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

12/4/13

Julian Meagher | Olsen Irwin

Olsen Irwin are extremely proud to announce the most recent addition to our stable of artists – Julian Meagher. With the first delivery of Meagher’s work available from this week, we look forward to a steady stream of new work coming in until his solo show at Olsen Irwin in 2015.

Meagher’s work can be seen this weekend in Sydney at The Design Files Open House, a pop-up retail event hosted by Australia’s most popular design blog, The Design Files. The Design Files have also featured an interview and studio tour – an absolute must read – which can be viewed here.

The Design Files Open House
5 Dec – 8 Dec 2013
Thursday to Sunday, 10 – 5
5 Bennett Place
Surry Hills

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Julian Meagher, Brewed in 1845, 2013, Oil on linen, 74 x 53.5cm, $3200

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Julian Meagher’s work in The Design Files Open House, Sydney

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Julian Meagher’s work in The Design Files Open House, Sydney

11/8/13

Cressida Campbell | The Design Files

The Design Files have once again featured Cressida Campbell – this time taking us into her stunning Sydney home, located in the beach-side suburb of Bronte. Among the impressive collection of art and artifacts is the work of fellow Olsen Irwin artists Stephen Bird, Nicholas Harding, Chris Langlois and Luke Sciberras.

Click here to read the full article on The Design Files

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.
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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.
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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.
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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

09/27/13

Cressida Campbell | The Design Files

The Design Files have featured a stunning interview with Cressida Campbell in her Waverly studio. An absolute must read – Cressida details the laborious yet rewarding process of completing one of her unique woodblock prints, tells of local inspiration and even gives away her best kept Sydney secrets.

“Cressida Campbell is nothing short of a master in her field – her breathtakingly detailed works are highly collectable, and are held in some of the most prestigious public collections in the world, from the National Gallery of Australia to the British Museum.” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

For more beautiful images and the whole interview – click here.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.