Olsen Irwin’s John Olsen features in a collaborative touring exhibition ‘The Three O’s: Orban, Olsen & Ogburn’. The exhibition looks at over 90 works from; Desiderius Orban and two of his prior students: John Olsen and John Ogburn. The Three O’s focus is on reassessing the creative paths of these prominent Australian artists, who “championed the cause of modernism in Australia” -Emma Collerton, curator. All three artists are recognized for their often radical approaches to art in the fifties and early sixties, approaches that stem from Orban’s artistic mantra “Art equals creativity”, and his lessons that taught his students that as an artist you are an innovator.
“It’s a very unique exhibition and pays homage to three incredible artists.” – Emma Collerton, curator
Opening at Manly Art Gallery and Museum on 21 March 2014, The Three O’s will be exhibited at a further two regional galleries in 2014.
The Three O’s
21 March to 27 April 2014
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Manly NSW 2095
John Olsen, The Old Artist, Lloyd Rees, 1989, Etching, 76 x 56cm
Orange Regional Gallery – 18 October to 1 December 2013
Art Gallery of Ballarat – 14 December 2013 to 19 January 2014
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre – 31 January to 2 March 2014
Manly Art Gallery and Museum – 21 March to 27 April 2014
Maitland Regional Art Gallery – 2 May to 29 June 2014
Artspace Mackay – 11 July to 31 August 2014