08/15/14

Jo Bertini | Country Style

Jo Bertini‘s beautiful home and studio in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales has been featured in Country Style magazine. The article, written and styled by Karen Cotton and photographed by Simon Kenny, gives us a great insight into Bertini’s rural paradise.

“Wallaburra was 16 hectares on a creek with all of the original buildings from its days as a 1200-hectare sheepstation,” she says. “But the big drawcard was the shearing shed, which I could picture as my studio. Even though the house was derelict, and occupied by roos and wombats, it had so much potential I bought it immediately.” – Jo Bertini, Country Style

Bertini will present an exhibition of new work at Olsen Irwin in December 2014.

Jo Bertini
New works
10 December 2014 – January 2015

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

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05/29/14

Jo Bertini | Guy Maestri | Finalists | NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

The Road out West. Jo Bertini . Oil on canvas. 91x91cm

Jo Bertini, ‘The Road Out West’, Oil on canvas, 91 x 91cm

Jo Bertini and Guy Maestri have been selected as finalists in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The finalists’ works will be exhibited in the Fountain Court at the Parliament of NSW from 10 June to 1 August 2014. The announcement of the 2014 winner and highly commended works will be on 18 June. $20,000 will be awarded to the winner for the acquisition of the work for the collection of the New South Wales Parliament. The 2013 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize was won by Guy Maestri.

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
Finalists’ Exhibition
10 June – 1 August 2014

Parliament of NSW
Fountain Court
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Guy Maestri, No Man’s Land, 2014, Oil on linen, 77 x 87cm

 

04/9/14

Embers of Empathy | ABC News

ABC news has covered the Embers of Empathy auction, raising money for Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, featuring the work of Olsen Irwin artists Paul Ryan, Sophie Cape and Nicholas Harding. The exhibition features 12 original works from 12 artists, created using the embers from the recent NSW bushfires. The auction will be held this Thursday 10 April at 6pm in the Paramount Building, 55 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW.

Embers of Empathy
Thursday 10 April 6pm
RSVP by Monday 7 April to alexandra.mcdonald@bm.com

Paramount Building
55 Brisbane Street
Surry Hills 2010 NSW

04/5/14

Nicholas Harding | Paul Ryan | Sophie Cape | Embers of Empathy

Olsen Irwin’s Sophie Cape, Nicholas Harding and Paul Ryan are taking part in the Embers of Empathy exhibition and auction, with all proceeds going towards Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery. The exhibition features 12 original works from 12 artists, created using the embers from the recent NSW bushfires. The auction will be held this Thursday 10 April at 6pm in the Paramount Building, 55 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW.

Embers of Empathy
Thursday 10 April 6pm
RSVP by Monday 7 April to alexandra.mcdonald@bm.com

Paramount Building
55 Brisbane Street
Surry Hills 2010 NSW

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03/27/14

Guy Maestri | Outpost

With Guy Maestri’s exhibition Outpost officially opening at Olsen Irwin last night, we take a look at the process involved in making the stunning en plein air works and studio still life studies. Through Maestri’s instagram we see his outdoor studio set up in and around the remote New South Wales town of Hill End. Maestri examines the area’s history, emerging as a gold mining town during the gold rush of the 1850s, and the desperate and brutal life that must have faced the early settlers of that era.

“I focused on the remnants that persist in the landscape, that offer a glimpse into the harsh reality of that time, and of the slow process of regeneration.” – Guy Maestri

Guy Maestri
Outpost
26 March – 13 April 2014

Olsen Irwin
Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

Guy Maestri‘s new works from the exhibition Outpost can be viewed on the Olsen Irwin website here.

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