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A Bay Area artist who goes by the name of Alphachanneling has
transformed his Instagram feed into a lush erotic jungle, teeming with
vines, petals, bodies, leaves, flesh, and other all natural pleasures.
I've been following Alphachanneling for a while now. I love to get lost in the psychedelic wilds where bodies go to play and touch and engage in extreme, sometimes divine, pleasure. Until recently, I assumed the artist was a woman, probably due to the softness of the images, the way they buzz with goddess magic.
Alphachanneling (Summer Show)
10 February 2016
George Byrne is a photographer, singer and celebrity sibling (his sister is the actress Rose), who has gained a cult following on Instagram for his starkly stunning photos of Los Angeles. He has returned to Sydney for his first solo exhibition – ‘Local Division’ at Olsen Irwin gallery, which opens today. Here, George explains the art of capturing LA in a square..._continue reading
23 January 2016
"I'm not old, I'm just aged," Olsen says, beaming, as the sun glints on the lake which laps his studio and sprawling house in the NSW Southern Highlands.
"One great value in being aged is that it allows retrospective thinking. I can now look back at the changes in my lifetime through a mental telescope...._continue reading
John Olsen at the Opera HouseSOH Talks and Ideas
Jan 19, 2016
Living treasure John Olsen spoke at the Sydney Opera House about his largest commission, "My Salute to Five Bells" which is located in the Northern Foyer of the Concert Hall. The Australian artist spoke about his art making practice, love of cooking and why he'll never retire._continue reading
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Tim Olsen discuss the Art Market on the Switzer Report
For a look at how the art market is performing, Tim Olsen from Olsen Irwin Gallery joins Switzer TV_view online (external link)
3 Nov 2015
31 October 2015
Leila Jeffreys’ remarkable portraits of rescue bird.
For Wonder, a rare albino turkey vulture, life can be trying. His terrible eyesight means that “he is afraid of his own shadow”, says Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys. He was found face down in the snow in Michigan and is now at a Californian rescue centre, where Jeffreys took his portrait. “There is a gentleness to him that makes me melt,” she says._continue reading
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Sophie Cape - Into the ShadowsThe Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
10 October 2015
"A mother and daughter turn to paint and canvas to comprehend a family tragedy".
In light of World Mental Health Day, John McDonald reviews Ann and Sophie Cape's current exhibition 'An Unending Shadow: Works Exploring Dementia' at Mosman Art Gallery._Click here to download PDF
8 October 2015
Museum visits the ceramics studio of Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalist Stephen Bird._continue reading
Put all shame and modesty aside when visiting Stephen Bird’s exhibition Bastard Son of Royal Doulton. Autobiographical in much of its content, this show features sensational artworks with explicit scenes of sex in the bush, petrol sniffing, and decapitation alongside the banal, stuff of everyday life. This is a survey show of Bird’s ceramics and works on paper from 1992 – 2014. The artist sees the show as a celebration of these 22 years of his career and a creative document of his journey from Scotland to Australia._continue reading
29 September 2015
“My work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration.” We chat to Davies about his new exhibition ‘Other Desert Spaces’ and the direction his move to Los Angeles has steered his work._continue reading
21 September 2015
Guy Warren denies being Australia's oldest working and exhibiting artist, but he's willing to concede that he may be our best looking. At the grand age of 94, he still paints and draws several days a week in his Leichhardt studio.
"I feel 40," he says. "What the hell, age doesn't really matter."
In the past 18 months, Warren has been travelling in Ecuador, Alice Springs and remote NSW. The Dust of Memory, his exhibition of landscape paintings drawn from his travels, opens this weekend at Olsen Irwin Galleries._continue reading
15 August 2015
This artist, who died In England in March, left a legacy of work that identifies him as one of the most significant Australian landscape painters._continue reading
9 August 2015
Many people find the concrete and glass sprawl of LA to be ugly and isolating, but Paul Davies sees the city as a work of art. "You have this incredible built environment of modernist architecture right within a natural environment of sunshine, canyons and oceans," he says. "You can't help but be inspired."_continue reading
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Alan Jones wins the Mosman Art PrizeJuly 2015
Olsen Irwin artist Alan Jones has been awarded the coveted Mosman Art Prize. The Mosman Art Prize is the longest continuously running municipal art prize in Australia and has a rich tradition of fostering emerging and established artist. Painting 131 (North Coogee) won against a competitive field of 104 finalists to claim the illustrious $30,000 prize. Jones' work explores notions of identity and the human experience within the landscape. Katrina Cashman, Mosman Art Prize Coordinator & Senior Curator, commented on Jones' work.
"Alan Jones is one of the most interesting artists of his generation and his artwork Painting 131 (North Coogee) will make a very strong statement within the Mosman Art Collection."Olsen Irwin is incredibly proud of Alan's achievement and is looking forward to his upcoming show Paintings from Coogee 26 August - 13 September 2015. The Mosman Art prize runs from the 25th of July to the 30th of August and is free. There is also a meet the artist public program from 3-4pm on Sunday 16th of August. If you're interested to see more works of Alan Jones's please see our stockroom
TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art SchoolJuly 2015
TURN TURN TURN celebrates many of the key styles and movements that evolved over 60 years in the studios of the internationally renowned ceramics course at the National Art School. Curated by Glenn Barkley. The exhibition has a focus group of twelve artists whose work represents a diversity of ceramics production at NAS, and by NAS graduates, across more than six decades of education and creative production. The artists include Stephen Bird, Louise Boscacci, Lynda Draper, Merran Esson, Steve Harrison, Patsy Hely, Juz Kitson, Janet Mansfield, Alan Peascod, Peter Rushforth AM, Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher Jones AO and Toni Warburton. The Exhibition also features the works of another 50 artists with connections to the NAS. Olsen Irwin's own Brett Stone is a notable feature with his Staged Stack making mention in the the Australian's review of the exhibition. The Exhibition runs until August 8th