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Nicholas Harding: A problem solved in every pictureSydney Morning Herald
8 November 2022
When Nicholas Harding was awarded the 2022 Wynne Prize for landscape, one sensed it wasn’t simply a vote for a single painting, but for a lifetime’s achievement. This is not to detract from that winning canvas, Eora, a vast bushland scene, almost 2 by 4 metres – a scale that might have intimidated most artists, let alone one who was battling a deadly illness._continue reading
PUBLIC WORKS: Jacqui StockdaleThe Weekend Australian
5-6 November 2022
Jacqui Stockdale, Rama-Jaara, The Royal Shpherdess, 2012, Collection Benalla Art Gallery. Purchased with funds from the Robert Salzer Foundation and the Benalla Art Gallery Acquisition Trust Fund, 2015.
In 2009 during the Black Saturday bushfires, Jacqui Stockdale's fmaily lost their property, Long Gully, on the outskirts of Benidgo in central Victoria. Three years after those devastating bushfires, Stockdale decided to make work referring to her personal loss. 'We has lost our family home,' she said, 'and I needed to create a victorious, rising-from-the-ashes, hybrid Australian feminine archetype.'
'He found beauty and colour everywhere': celebrating the life of Nicholas HardingThe Guardian
3 November 2022
Nicholas Harding has died.
The cancer they thought they’d beaten returned to take him the other day at the age of 66. We lost a good man and beautiful painter whose work is loved.
He could paint a stretch of bush or an umbrella in the sand and make you think you were seeing them for the first time. He did beauty with absolute bravado. One of his flame trees in full bloom is a dazzling sight. But then he painted a patch of railway tracks that takes your breath away._continue reading
Artist John Olsen’s most personal exhibition to dateThe Australian
28 october 2021
Interview with Ellie Dudley, October 2021_continue reading
PODCAST: George ByrneSpotify: Interview with an artist
21 October 2021
Australian born, LA based artist George Byrne is a man of many talents. You most likely know his work via his Instagram feed @george_byrne or his stunning book Post Truth. It took George a few years to get into his groove but now that he's there, his art is going from strength to strength.
In today's episode we talk about how he left photography but eventually found his way back, how LA became his muse, the attention to detail that went into creating his book and what some of the misconceptions might be about his art. George and I spoke in early October when he was in hotel quarantine in Sydney. He’s back in the country for his solo exhibition Innervisions opening on the 27th of October at Olsen gallery.
George Byrne Innervisions
Paul Davies artwork covers ‘LC. Revue de recherches sur Le Corbusier’ magazine organized by Arnaud Decelles at Foundation Le Corbusier, Paris.LC. Revue de recherches sur Le Corbusier
Artist Charlie Sheard returns to Olsen Gallery StableArt Collector
Eating With Artist: Los Angeles returned artist Paul DaviesIzzy Have You Eaten
Art Buying For Every BudgetSydney Morning Herald
John Young This is a Shelter
Zoe Young's Rustic Bowral Cottage is an Artist's Paradise4 December 2020
Welcome to The Makers. Each week, we're celebrating
innovators, artisans and crafters of all types, taking you on a private
tour on their creative spaces.
For this installment, we head to Bowral in New South Wales, where artist Zoe Young has transformed a cottage into a creative hub for herself and her family.
Chris Langlois | Littoral ZoneArtist Profile
Chris Langlois Littoral Zone
Paul Davies | Paradise with a TwistAustralian Financial Review
Paradise with a twist; 'Failed painter' Paul Davies creates artworks of uncanny architectural allure
Beyond the sexy blockbuster lies the truthThe Australian
Contemporary art needs more work like this: eloquent but not reducible to convenient and approved formulas.
Nicholas Harding Landscape and Birds
Art at work: Melinda HarperCastlemaine Art Museum
From exuberant and optical through to pensive and moody, Castlemaine based artist Melinda Harper’s abstraction is endlessly absorbing and uplifting. Inspired by her lived experience of the visual world, Harper’s small precise paintings, watercolours and embroideries are equally influenced by early 20th-century abstraction and mid-century modernists. We are delighted to say CAM is currently working with Melinda towards an exhibition at CAM in the not too distant future. Harper shares with us something of her working life in this email interview._continue reading
Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael Keeps it Short and Sweet with Two-Minute MoviesKCET
Participants can do as they like, but it can’t run longer than two minutes; that’s the idea behind 2 Minute Movies (2mm), a collective of filmmakers and artists founded in early 2019 by Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael. “The biggest takeaway from this period of isolation is just how important it is to have friends and family around to make things in life with; memories and art,” he tells “Southland Sessions.” Despite starting before the pandemic, the collective’s more recent videos reflect intimate portraits of the current moment._continue reading
Art Talks: Paul Davies and Kate BryanSoho House
Join Head of Collections, Kate Bryan, as she talks to LA-based Australian artist, Paul Davies, about the painting he created for Soho Warehouse, now the largest work in the Soho House global collection._continue reading
Home comforts Artists find solace in the everydayLook Magazine
For this issue, Look asked three regional New South Wales artists – John Bokor, Zoe Young and Kiata Mason – to create new works inspired by Henri Matisse’s concept of an art of ‘calme’ – art which translates an atmosphere of joy and peace. We asked the artists, known for their depictions of interiors, to explore the things which bring them comfort, solace and calm during our current times of uncertainty.
Together in artLook Online
When the world retreated indoors, the art world went online, with screens suddenly transformed from museum support act to main event. While restrictions have begun to ease, digital encounters remain a valuable point of contact and engagement. This guide to some of our favourite online connections ranges from the Gallery’s own Together In Art project to a virtual writers’ festival. We’ve also asked artists how they’d like to see things change when we come out the other side. ‘My hope is that technology will continue to break down barriers between audiences and the art world,’ artist Kim Leutwyler says. We couldn’t agree more.
The former Sulman and Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship finalist brings his loony toons mashups of the sacrosanct and slapstick to Olsen Gallery, 22 July–15 August.
Philjames One Fine Day
You Me & Covid-19: Michelle Cawthorn and Peter SharpArt Collector
The You, Me & COVID-19 series sees the region’s artists interviewed by the partners they’re sharing #iso with. Watch artists and partners Michelle Cawthorn and Peter Sharp in conversation from their home in the Sutherland Shire.
2 Minute Movies Bridges Music and FilmmakingArt & Object
A new collaboration between Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael and artist Paul Davies connects visual art, music, and filmmaking._continue reading