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Stephen Ormandy X Hermès Collaboration

November 20, 2019

Hermès have collaborated with OLSEN Gallery artist Stephen Ormandy on a window display and brightly wrapped exterior for their City store at 135 Elizabeth St, Sydney.  

Bo Droga | Miami Dominoes has been selected as one of 26 Successful World Wide Street Art Projects

November 2019

"Public art has the power to reshape the way we experience our cities. We saw that time and again during my time as Mayor of New York City: art could remake streets and improve public safety, inspire people, draw in visitors, and enhance residents' quality of life," said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. When we combined our public art projects with our efforts to strengthen city infrastructure, through new public plazas or bike lanes, we created even safer, more vibrant streets for everyone. Now, we?re working to share our experience and enliven streets and plazas around the world."

- Michael R. Bloomberg

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg Associates have announced the Asphalt Art Initiative; 26 projects from around the world implemented in the past decade, showcasing the variety of successful ways to incorporate artwork on city streets and public infrastructure, including Bo Droga's Miami Dominoes. "My artwork "Miami Dominoes" is a site specific installation that aims at enhancing the concrete infrastructure of the underline metro rail near the University of Miami Metro Rail Station. For thousands of students, locals and visitors, the Rail Station is a critical gateway to access the university, their homes and the local business services, including shops, medical centers and much more. Unfortunately, the heavy concrete structure underneath the railway tracks is a real eye sore. My artwork "Miami Dominoes" offers to transform the concrete pylons into a visually fun, playful and thought provoking installation that celebrates creativity through the method of trompe l?oeil. Turning the concrete pylons into a set of Dominos game pieces, the thematic behind "Miami Dominoes" transcends all ages, all cultural and socio economic backgrounds. It will create an element of pride for the local neighborhood and will be enjoyed by the greater Miami community and visiting tourists."

- Bo Droga

Laura Jones calls Port Macquarie home for Glasshouse Artist in Residency program

Port Macquarie News
Laura Telford

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High Flying

Sydney Morning Herald 'Spectrum'
Neha Kale
October 12-13

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Michelle Cawthorn visiting scholar and artist in residence at ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra

October 2019

 OLSEN Gallery artist Michelle Cawthorn was a visiting scholar and artist in residence at the ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra from September 29 - October 13.

Tim Summerton Collab with Four Pillars Christmas Gin

October 2019

OLSEN Gallery artist Tim Summerton has collaborated with Four Pillars Gin on the label for the annual release of their Australian Christmas Gin. His artwork Flame Trees features on this years bottle. To read more about the story click here.

First Look Inside Soho Warehouse in Downtown L.A.

The Hollywood Reporter
Lindsay Weinberg

The membership club's third West Coast outpost offers a gym, bedrooms and — at long last — a rooftop pool.

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Hollywood Reporter 'First Look inside soho warehouse in downtown LA'

October 2019

"The membership club's third West Coast outpost offers a gym, bedrooms and ? at long last ? a rooftop pool. Soho House members will finally be able to bask by the pool in Los Angeles or stay the night at their favorite hangout. The exclusive club is drawing back the curtains on its third West Coast location, known as Soho Warehouse, in downtown Los Angeles. With it comes three new additions not available at its other L.A. outposts: bedrooms, a rooftop pool and a gym... Australian artist Paul Davies, now based in L.A., created this large-format painting for the top floor. To the left hangs a photograph of the artwork in progress that shows Davies' feet to capture the artistic vibe of the venue."   To read the full article click here.

In Focus: George Byrne

Assembly Label

In his latest exhibition Post Truth, George Byrne combines his vivid depictions of the American landscape with abstract elements to blur the line between fantasy and reality. To coincide with his new body of work, we spoke with the Sydney-born, LA-based artist about his creative process and life in the city of angels.

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Good Food in Pictures

Good Food Guide
Callan Boys
1 October 2019

National writer Callan Boys has delves deep into the archives to bring you this collection of photographs and memories celebrating Sydney's rich restaurant history, documented over almost four decades in the Good Food Guide

Artist Spotlight: Leila Jeffreys

Matt Pike
September 2019

Leila Jeffreys is a leading Australian contemporary artist, who began documenting birds in photographic portraiture back in 2008. Leila is able to capture impeccable detail in her subjects, abstracting them from their natural environment and inviting the viewer to confront them in a more personable way. 

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Birds of a Feather

Art / Edit
Stephanie Vigilante
September 2019

Leila Jeffreys has dedicated her practice to capturing our feathered friends on film. She talks to Stephanie Vigilante about the power of the portrait. 

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Giles Alexander Joins Olsen Gallery

Art Collector
September 2019

   Giles Alexander joins Olsen Gallery, September 2019

Bo Droga | Award Winning Public Artwork 'Miami Dominoes'


OLSEN GRUIN artist Bo Droga is behind the award winning public artwork Miami Dominoes.

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Mosman Art Prize | finalists sally anderson, philjames, matthew johnson and james mcgrath

September 2019

OLSEN Gallery congratulates Sally Anderson, Philjames, Matthew Johnson and James McGrath on their selection as finalists for Mosman Art Prize, 2019.
Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.
As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.
The Mosman Art Prize will run from Wednesday 11 September - Sunday 27 October at Mosman Art Gallery.

Mclean Edwards | Winner of 2019 King's School Art Prize

September 2019

OLSEN Gallery congratulates McLean Edwards, winner of this years prestigious King's School Art Prize with Dining In, 2019 (pictured). Now in its twenty-fifth year, The King's School Art Prize has been awarded to some of Australia's leading contemporary artists.
The King's Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the artist judged the best contemporary artwork, created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.
Congratulations to OLSEN Gallery artists Chris Langlois and James McGrath who were also selected as finalists in this years prize.

The Lives of Celestials | John Young Zerunge at Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne

September 2019

Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of significant figures of the Chinese diaspora in Australia, exploring important events in Chinese-Australian history from the 1840s onwards. Re-interpreted memories are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings. A culmination of 3 recent History Projects by the artist, this exhibition reflects on the forces of survival, memory and otherness that continue to shape Australia's contemporary social context. The Lives of Celestials is on display at Hawthorne Art Centre Sat 31 August 2019, until Sun 20 October 2019.

Luke Storrier | Finalist in Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize


Congratulations to Luke Storrier who has been selected as a finalist for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for his work Burnt Stick, 2019, mixed media, 17 x 38.5 x 11 cm (pictured). The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 43 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 19th annual Prize and exhibition. The 2019 finalist group includes artists from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom highlighting the Prize's growing international reputation.

The innovative submissions ? each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension were selected from 634 entries by a judging panel comprised of Professor Ross Harley, Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and UNSW Chair of Arts and Culture, Louise Herron AM, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House, and Design and Architecture advocate, broadcaster, author and comedian, Tim Ross.
You can visit the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: 12 October - 3 November 2019 Weekdays: 9am - 5pm Weekends: 10am - 4pm Woollahra Council 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW

Jacqui Stockdale

Artist Profile
Nur Shkembi
Issue 48, 2019

Melbourne-based artist Jacqui Stockdale works across photography, drawing, painting, collage and performance to explore the disparate and overlooked histories or Australia.

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Something Isn't Quite Right in George Byrne's Photographs

Ryan Waddoups
September 11, 2019

The Australian artist??s latest photo series, on display at Olsen Gruin in New York City, stitches together scenic collages of Los Angeles, Miami, and Sydney to create radiant, semi-fictional landscapes that feel slightly off.

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