08/21/14

Chris Langlois | Points in Time


Chris Langlois’ work is being celebrated with a major touring survey Points in Time now on the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and has already toured four regional galleries in 2013 and 2014. Points in Time will be on show at Gold Coast City Art Gallery until 14 September and will then travel to Orange Regional Gallery in October 2014 for it’s sixth and final stop.

In the documentary above, Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014

Olsen Irwin are currently showing an exhibition of Chris Langlois’ new work, Weather Systems. Please join us for the opening this Saturday 2-4pm at 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra.

Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

05/23/14

Prue Venables | Manly Art Gallery

Prue Venables work is currently on show at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum’s exhibition The Course of Objects: The Fine Lines of Inquiry.

“This exhibition aims to examine recent ceramic practice in Australia which pursues particular lines of inquiry, or embodies pertinent ideas.  In the spirit of unravelling associations between objects or ideas, the curator and the artists consider the possible transient affinities and correspondences between selected works to evoke connections, references, repetitions, echoes, resemblances, distilled moments, or the realm of metaphor.” – Manly Art Gallery and Museum

The Course of Objects: The Fine Lines of Inquiry
2 May – 8 June 2014

Manly Art Gallery and Museum
West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095

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Prue Venables, White large oval bowl, 2012, Porcelain, hand thrown and altered, height 18cm x length 30.5cm x w 24cm

The Course of objects Installation Shot

Manly Art Gallery, The Course of Objects: The Fine Lines of Inquiry. Image courtesy of Vicki Grima, The Journal of Australian Ceramics

03/21/14

John Olsen | The Three O's | Manly Art Gallery and Museum

The Three O’s: Orban, Olsen and Ogburn featuring the work of John Olsen, John Ogburn and Desiderius Orban opens tonight Friday 21 March at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. With over 90 works from private collections and public institutions, including two rare Olsen tapestries, the exhibition is a must see for any Olsen admirer. Touring from Orange Regional Gallery, the Manly Art Gallery and Museum is the fourth stop for the exhibition, continuing onto Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Artspace McKay in 2014.

“Curated by Emma Collerton, this touring exhibition explores the legacy of Desiderius Orban and that of two of his students, John Ogburn and John Olsen. Both later taught at Orban’s studio before blazing their own trails in Australian Art.” – Manly Art Gallery and Museum

The Three O’s: Orban, Olsen and Ogburn
21 March to 27 April 2014

Manly Art Gallery and Museum
West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095

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John Olsen, image courtesy David Loftus

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

02/25/14

John Olsen | The Three O's | Manly Art Gallery and Museum

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
West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095

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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

02/4/14

Chris Langlois | Gippsland Art Gallery

Chris Langlois’ touring survey exhibition ‘Points in Time‘ has arrived at the Gippsland Art Gallery. A joint venture between the Gippsland Art Gallery and the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the exhibition will travel to four other Australian regional galleries in 2014.

‘Points in Time’ beautifully highlights the evolution of Langlois’ work over the past decade. ‘His masterful paintings defy specific geographical reference, and while often inspired by actual places, they transcend time and space to reflect on personal experience.’ – Gippsland Art Gallery

Olsen Irwin director, Rex Irwin, will officially opening the exhibition on Friday 14 February.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time
18 January to 10 March 2014

Gippsland Art Gallery
68 – 70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850

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Chris Langlois, Landscape (green, red, blue) no 33, 2005, Oil on linen, 153 x 153cm, $18,000

Manly Art Gallery & Museum NSW:  6 September—4 November 2013
Gippsland Art Gallery VIC:  18 January—10 March 2014
Hamilton Art Gallery VIC:  28 March—18 May 2014
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW:  6 June—20 July 2014
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014

09/20/13

Chris Langlois | Points in Time | Touring Exhibition

The work of contemporary landscape artist Chris Langlois is being celebrated with a major touring survey ‘Points in Time‘ now on the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and will tour 6 of Australia’s best regional galleries in 2013 and 2014.

Art Almanac recently featured a review of Langlois’ work and the exhibition saying, “… his painting has oscillated from pure abstraction to relatively literal landscapes. Yet certain qualities have remained consistent: subtle use of light and space, meticulous command of paint, and a desire to work within a limited, but ever-changing, palette of tones and colours that has been his trademark since he discovered Whistler as a young man.” – Steve Meacham, Art Almanac

In the documentary below, Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time

Manly Art Gallery & Museum NSW:  6 September—4 November 2013
Gippsland Art Gallery VIC:  18 January—10 March 2014
Hamilton Art Gallery VIC:  28 March—18 May 2014
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW:  6 June—20 July 2014
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014

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Chris Langlois, Waterfield no 5, oil on linen, 137 x 168cm, $18000