11/20/19

Stephen Ormandy X Hermès Collaboration

 

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.

 

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11/12/19

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

 

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

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11/12/19

Anna-Wili Highfield | Vogue

OLSEN Gallery artist Anna-Wili Highfield is featured in Vogue online.

 

Sydney-born artist Anna-Wili Highfield, who most recently showed her work at the Olsen Gruin Gallery in New York City, is gearing up for her first solo exhibition in an Australian commercial gallery.

The sculptor, who deploys materials like paper and wax to create animal and nature-inspired pieces, will present her exhibition Companions at the Olsen Gallery in Sydney’s Woollahra on Thursday, November 14.

Ahead of the exhibition, Vogue chatted to the artist whose commissions have transcended the art world (Highfield counts luxury fashion and jewellery houses Hermès and Tiffany & Co. as just some of her clients) about her inspirations, her interests in natural phenomena and what she’s working on next.

 

To read the article in full click here.

Anna-Wili Highfield’s exhibition Companions is on at OLSEN Gallery from 13 November – 7 December.

 

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10/25/19

Leila Jeffreys on the Cover of Sydney Morning Herald ‘Spectrum’

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10/23/19

Jacqui Stockdale | Finalist in Bowness Photography Prize at the MGA

 

OLSEN Gallery artist Jacqui Stockdale is a finalist in the 2019 Bowness Photography Prize with her work Duel of the Mount 1.

The Bowness Photography Prize has become an important survey of contemporary photographic practice and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, providing Australian artists with the opportunity to exhibit at one of Australia’s leading public galleries. Since 2017 the prize has been acquisitive and the $30,000 cash prize awarded to the winner ensures that it continues to provide a significant boost to an artist’s career. The Sotheby’s Australia People’s Choice Award has been doubled this year from $2,500 to $5,000.

The shortlist for the 2019 Bowness Photography Prize reveals artists’ continued fascination with exploring and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, embracing its capacity to explore a diversity of voices and perspectives.

The exhibition will run from 5 October – 17 November 2019, at the Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150.

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10/23/19

Tim Summerton Collab with Four Pillars Christmas Gin

 

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.

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10/23/19

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

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.

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10/22/19

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2019

OLSEN Gallery congratulates Fischer’s Ghost Art Award finalists Michael Cusack, Michelle Cawthorn and Leila Jeffreys.

Exhibition: Saturday 26 October – Thursday 5 December
Official opening night and award announcement: Friday 1 November, 6pm

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. With a total of $38,000 in prize money to be won, the Open section is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and is valued at $25,000.

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

In the past the Open Award has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella, Philip Wolfhagen, Tina Havelock Stevens and most recently Brian Fuata.

Key Dates

Entries Open Monday 1 July
Entries Close Wednesday 4 September at 4pm
Finalists Announced Monday 30 September
Official Opening Night and Award Announcement Friday 1 November, purchase tickets here
Exhibition open to the public Saturday 26 October – Thursday 5 December 2019

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10/22/19

Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries | John Olsen at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

 

Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries is a celebration of Australian art through the tapestry medium. Swiss architect and artist Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) famously described tapestries as murals of our time with the advantage being portable. Enthusiasm for the tapestry medium emerged in Australia through exposure from touring exhibitions such as Contemporary French Tapestry (1956), Aubusson Tapestries (1966), 17th & 18th Century French Tapestries (1971) and, most recently, The Lady and the Unicorn (2018). Artists including Margo Lewers, John Coburn, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and Charles Blackman collaborated with weavers and tapestry workshops in France and Portugal.

Since its inception in 1976, the Australian Tapestry Workshop (formerly the Victorian Tapestry Workshop) and its talented weavers have collaborated with numerous highly regarded Australian artists, transforming their artworks into thread. A selection including Richard Larter, Janet Laurence, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Nell, David Noonan, John Olsen, William Robinson, Gareth Sansom, Luke Sciberras, Arlene Textaqueen and John Wolseley feature in this survey.

This exhibition is developed with Australian Tapestry Workshop and will feature tapestries from public and private collections across Australia.

A BRAG exhibition curated by Emma Collerton

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10/22/19

Hollywood Reporter ‘First Look inside soho warehouse in downtown LA’

“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.”

 

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