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Sally Anderson

Artist Profile
Sally Anderson
Issue 44 | 2019

Sally Anderson spoke about how the deeply autobiographical, the metaphorical and the observed intertwine in her painting practice.

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Step Into Australian Desert Dreamtime at Olsen Gruin Gallery

LA Weekly
Jordan Riefe
May 10, 2019

Walk into Olsen Gruin Gallery in Culver City and step into another place and time. Surrounding viewers are what look like large-scale abstract expressionist paintings from the mid-century by mavericks who drank, cursed and smoked too much. But titles like "Mamungari ‘nya," "Ngura Pilti" and "Ngayuka mamaku ngura ini Makiri," all painted in 2018, are the first hint these might not be what they look like. In fact, they are figurative paintings by indigenous artists from Central Australia that constitute the dazzling new show, APY Lands LA: Central Desert Painters of Australia, through May 30 in Culver City. Presented in partnership with the Australian Consulate-General Los Angeles, it is the largest collection of Australian indigenous art ever shown in the Southland.

Featured image:  Taylor Cooper, "Malara: 1 Wanampi Tjukurpa" 2018. acrylic on linen, 59.8 x 48 inches

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Sydney Morning Herald
Brook Turner
May 4, 2019

Anna-Wili Highfield has eschewed the traditional gallery system with a trajectory that has taken her work from a local designer’s living room to the boutiques of Tiffany and Hermès.

Anna-Wili Highfield remembers the moment she realised she was staring a whole new world in the eye. It was early 2011, she was 30 and she had, she happily admits, lost control of her life. Newly pregnant, she was in the living room of her house in Sydney's inner west with her daughter, Matilda, who had just turned four, and her cousin, Xanthe Highfield. Not that maternity was the immediate issue. Matilda was the original love child, conceived shortly after Highfield and her partner, Simon Cavanough, met at Opera Australia, where she was an apprentice scenery painter and he a prop maker. The couple's son, Claude, was a long-planned addition to the family. 

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WISH Magazine, The Australian
Milanda Rout
3 May 2019

Two more generations of artists are following in the footsteps of patriarch John Olsen - and they're not shy when it comes to giving each other feedback.

"Your grand-père is going to be watching!” booms John Olsen to his 20-year-old granddaughter Camille Olsen-Ormandy as the pair pore over an art book and discuss the importance of learning to draw. Laughter erupts from one of Australia’s greatest living artists, as it does from his daughter Louise Olsen and her husband, Stephen Ormandy, the co-founders of Dinosaur Designs and artists in their own right. “No pressure, no pressure,” quips Louise. “He is watching, he is watching us all!”

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Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 20th anniversary

Art Guide
Steve Dow
11 April, 2018

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship turns 20 this year and Steve Dow took this opportunity to talk to three recipients, Tom Polo, Mitch Cairns and Sally Anderson, about travelling to Paris and the impact of the scholarship on their painting practices.

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Exhibition 3D Tour

April 2019

View 3D Tour of the APY Lands exhibition at Olsen Gruin

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YARITJI YOUNG + TJALA ARTS: APY LANDS

The Brooklyn Rail
Jonathan Goodman
April 12, 2019

Jonathan Goodman's Brooklyn Rail review of APY Lands explores Dreamtime paintings by Central Desert painters of Australia Yaritji Young, The Mitakiki Women's Collaborative and Sylvia Ken. These artists' aesthetic voice renders an ancient artistic tradition anew through exuberance and a freely expressed hand and holds an important place in the global artistic continuum. The energies and vibrancy of the paintings echo throughout the exhibition.

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The Art of Colour

Inside out Magazine
Karlie Verkerk
April, 2019

You can introduce colour to your home in so many different ways, but one strong piece of art will make the most impact. We talk to eight of our favourite Australian artists to find out how colour influences their work.

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In Conversation with Michael Cusack

March 2019

Kate Alstergren in Q&A with artist Michael Cusack, currently showing at OLSEN Gallery.

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The Painter's Palette

Country Style
Victoria Carey
March 2019

Artist Zoe Young is inspired by everyday life at her home in NSW's Southern Highlands. 

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Vault
Alison Kubler
Isssue 25 | February to April 2019

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Dive Right Into LA’s Candy-Coloured Sublime At George Byrne’s Latest Show

Urban List
Emma O'Neill
11 Feb 2019

Based in LA, George Byrne was born and bred Sydney and says that since he began exhibiting with Woollahra's OLSEN Gallery three years ago, “my experience of coming home has been completely transformed. I feel a part of things more. I love coming home.”

I spoke to the artist in Clovelly, reclining in the glow of a post-coastal walk and swim and on the day he is set to open his show, Post Truth at OLSEN.

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George Byrne’s L.A.

Frankie Magazine
February 2019

Sure, there are plenty of beautiful and famous people roaming the streets of L.A., but have you seen the parking lots in that city? Australian-born, now L.A.-based photographer George Byrne sees plenty of magic in the city’s mundane pit stops. Whether he’s pointing his camera at a brightly-painted emergency door or an old petrol station, George’s snaps prove just how photogenic bricks and concrete can be.

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In Focus: George Byrne

Assembly Label
13.02.19

In his latest exhibition Post Truth, George Byrne combines his vivid depictions of the American landscape with abstract elements to blur the line between fantasy and reality. To coincide with his new body of work, we spoke with the Sydney-born, LA-based artist about his creative process and life in the city of angels.

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Post Truth: George Byrne at Sydney’s Olsen Gallery

RUSSH Magazine
February 2019

Where California oasis meets the daily downtown daydream. Sydney-born, L.A.-based artist George Byrne showcases his new exhibition, Post Truth, at The Olsen Gallery, Woollahra. Demonstrating how a relocation to California transformed his unique photographic eye, the exhibition combines his signature captures of urban American landscape, blended with abstract painting techniques. Side by side the two mediums prove electric, a vision of Byrne’s everyday existence where the mundane becomes neon, highlighting how creativity can allow you to fluidly cross the line between reality and fantasy.

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Spot The Difference

The Australian Financial Review
February 2019



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Australian Traveller
Culture | What's on
February 2019

Until February 17

GEORGE BYRNE: POST TRUTH

OLSEN GALLERY , SYDNEY, NSW

Presenting a new series of works by the Sydney-born LA-based artist that reassembles the American urban landscape in photographic collages of colour and form.

 

 

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GEORGE BYRNE | ARTIST PROFILE

Artist Profile
February 2019

LA-based Australian artist George Byrne creates photographic abstractions of urban geometry. Through his cubist approach to form and line, Byrne reassembles the American cityscape into ascetic compilations of colour and shape. Artist Profile caught up with the artist while he was in Sydney for his show ‘Post Truth’ at Olsen Gallery.

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George Byrne exhibits a new truth in Sydney this month

Vogue Living
YEONG SASSALL
04/02/19

As an Antipodean living in the complex urban sprawl that makes up Los Angeles, George Byrne is in a unique position to observe his borrowed hometown. The Sydney bred artist has made a name both locally and internationally for his pastel-painted landscapes of the City of Angels and he returns to Sydney this month to showcase a new collection. Currently exhibiting a new body of work, Post Truth, at Woollahra’s Olsen Gallery, Byrne returns to his photographic roots, but also embraces another medium: collage.

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