11/30/18

SOPHIE CAPE | BELLE PROPERTY MAGAZINE

 

Sophie Cape has been featured in the most recent issue of Belle Property Magazine in accompaniment to her current show Maelstrom at OLSEN gallery. To view the article by Margaret Quilter click here.

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11/25/18

STEPHEN ORMANDY AND LOUISE OLSEN | NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY

Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen are showing at Newcastle Gallery from 17 November 2018 – 17 February 2019.

OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force features individual pieces from each artist alongside pieces made in collaboration from the artists’ substantial archive as well as new, large scale paintings and sculptural installations made especially for this exhibition.

Olsen explains:
‘I have a fascination with balance and the relationship between being bold and the sensitivity of the delicate. I’m constantly inspired by nature; there is a something beautiful about the time things take to evolve and perfect in the natural world. Resin, one of the materials we have worked with in this exhibition has a wonderful viscous fluidity that allows us to cross the boundaries of sculpture and painting, which are very tactile, like three-dimensional poems that can be read by touch. Our creativity is still informed by our love of art, with curiosity and imagination at its core.’

Throughout the exhibition organic shapes and sensuous, earthy forms that recall Australia’s fauna and flora sit alongside large-scale paintings creating a rich visual poetry in a spectrum of lush shades.

Ormandy says:
‘My work is born of the subconscious mind. I’m looking for vibration and rhythm, the play of line creating positive and negative space, searching for tonal balance through contrast or harmony, while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel.’

Install shots from OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force at Newcastle Gallery
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11/25/18

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for her selection as a Bundanon Artist-in-Residence

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a 2019 Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence.

The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. The residency is hosted in a purpose-built studio in Shoalhaven River on the south coast of New South Wales. Each year around 350 artists are chosen for the Residency program.

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11/25/18

Michelle Cawthorn selected as finalist for inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Victoria.

Held every three years, the inaugural $30,000 Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award has been established to showcase Australian artists who work in the medium of watercolour. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest, by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this Bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, Splash presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways:

The Award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
Golden Hole – (left) – 1000 + extra ball 2018
pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, liquid graphite, indian ink, acrylic on paper
79 x 79cm
Exhibition dates
1 December 2018 to 17 March 2019
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11/25/18

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for her selection as a finalist in Fischer Ghost Award

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 Fischer Ghost Award.

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is now in its 55th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.

The Bubbler – Jackpot 2018
pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, iquid graphite, Indian ink and acrylic on Hahnemühle paper
158 x 216 cm

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11/11/18

‘Weapons For The Soldier’ at Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Hazelhurst Arts Centre exhibtion ‘Weapons For The Soldier’ is a groundbreaking exhibition initiated by the young men of the APY Lands, bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists to examine complex themes of weaponry, warfare, and protecting land and Country.

The show features work by Alec Baker, Witjiti George, Mick Wikilyiri and Pepai Jangala Carroll also appearing in our current show at Olsen Gallery, ‘Nganampa Ngura Kurunjara The Place of our Spirit’

Find the full catalogue here.

Alec Baker
Ngura 2018
acrylic on linen
167 x 198 cm

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11/11/18

Andrew Taylor in vogue living

Andrew Taylor’s house features in this month’s Vogue Living. For the full article click here.

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11/10/18

KEN SISTERS | WINNERS OF 35TH TELSTRA NATSIAA PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

OLSEN gallery wishes to congratulate the Ken sisters, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin, Sandra Ken, Tjungkara Ken and Yaritji Young for winning the peoples choice award in the 35th annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory.

“NATSIAA have enriched the lives of generations of patrons and supporters by showcasing work that carries its own unique pulse and power. This work contributes to our deeper-understanding of our indigenous culture and Australian society through the sharing of art and ideas. There is no doubt the NATSIAA now have an unstoppable momentum and a global audience and Telstra is extremely proud to be involved.”
–  Andy Penn, CEO Telstra

The Ken sisters, individually and as a collaborative, have a number of works in the current OLSEN exhibition NGANAMPA NGURA KURUNJARA – THE PLACE OF OUR SPIRIT which runs until the 18th of November.

Seven Sisters, 2018
synthetic polymer paint on linen
200 x 300cm

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