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Olsen Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of Art Encounter and Artist InSight Series. These are DVDs featuring Olsen Gallery artists, discussing their work and artistic practice. Olsen Gallery Artist series of vodcasts (video on demand) continues the gallery's commitment to facilitating access to art and artists.

Olsen Gallery presents
The King Sun: John Olsen, ABC

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The King Sun: John Olsen, ABC

In March 2013, John Olsen, one of Australia’s greatest living artists, embarked on the second largest mural of his career. He was 85 years old.

In The King Sun, director Tony Williams and producer Anna Hewgill follow the progress of John Olsen’s mural from the arrival of the 8 blank panels to the transportation, delivery and installation of the giant painting in the Collins Square development in Melbourne.

The film is a record of a great Australian at work on possibly his final mural. It’s also an uplifting exploration of a life in art, and a reflection on mortality, optimism and happiness.

The filmmakers take us inside Olsen’s Southern Highland home where Olsen opens up about the eastern philosophies and techniques that have guided his practice, and we hear from Olsen’s wife, son and daughter. John Olsen is in the autumn of his life and in The King Sun he reflects on what he was like as a younger man. We flash back to archival footage of John as a young, vigorous and driven artist working on Salute to Five Bells, and winning the Archibald. And we see how much he has mellowed with time.
- ABC1

The King Sun: John Olsen screened Tuesday 17 June at 10pm on ABC1.


OLSEN GALLERY
VODcasts (video on demand)

Olsen Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of Art Encounter and Artist InSight Series. These are DVDs featuring Olsen Gallery artists, discussing their work and artistic practice. Olsen Gallery Artist series of vodcasts (video on demand) continues the gallery's commitment to facilitating access to art and artists.

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