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Life, captured

Australian Financial Review
Lisa Carapiet-Fanous
June 7 2013

Paul Davies is not interested in painting people. Instead, architecture and landscapes are the stars of his work, but that doesn’t mean his paintings lack life.

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Beaux Arts

Vogue Living
June 2013

After a three month residency at Paris's Cite Internationale des Arts, Sydney-based artist Paul Davies is returning to Australia with a new exhibition. Davies used stencil and other techniques to create Flattening Sublime, a series of studies of Le Corbusier's modernist icon Villa Savoye in Poissy, France. Olsen Irwin Gallery, Woollahra NSW 5-23 June; olsenirwin.com

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Big Fish

Art Collector
Janet Hawley
May 2013

Big Fish

Art Collector

May 2013

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The new influencers

Harpers Bazaar
Noelle Faulkner
June 2013

Meet the talents currently reshaping Australian culture, from stage to gallery to turntable. Remember these names, says Noelle Faulkner.

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Portrait is very well Done

Mosman Daily
Kate Crawford
April 2013

While not instantly recognisable, Ken Done has once again show his face at the Archibald Prize.
The Mosman artist has been painted by Melbourne artist Amanda Marburg and the portrait hung in the Archibald. Self Portraits by Done have been finalists in the Archibald twice, in 1984 and 2011.

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Cultural Capital

Sydney Morning Herald
Darryn King
April 2013

The moment of creative inspiration is often characterised as a flash, a spark, a spontaneous flicking of a light switch or - somewhat dangerously - a lightning strike. Yesterday visited Paul McCartney in a dream. William Blake and Giacomo Puccini described themselves as careful transcribers of heavenly dictation.

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Tim Olsen Man in Black

Messenger Collective
Jade Dunwoody
March 8 2013

Tim Olsen's presence is nothing short of colourful as he welcomes us with open arms into his gallery - except it doesn't feel like a gallery as much as it does a home, with Tim ushering us to the lounge as he makes us tea. We don't have to look took far to see a painting or two. Here is where I should mention were not in the crisp white oblong space that is the stunning Tim Olsen Gallery. We're upstairs in Tim's office, albeit it’s not what I expect.

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State of Art

The Sydney Magazine
Elissa Blake
February 22nd 2013

With Sydney's commercial galleries struggling to get people through the door due to the rise of online trading, attitudes to selling in the art world are being forced to change. Elissa Blake speaks with art dealers and artists about their survival strategies.

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Photographer snaps up prize

Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday, February 14, 2013

When photographer Tamara Dean won a prestigious trip to the US, no one was more surprised than she was.

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Noah's art lets innocence shine

The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Taylor
28 January 2013

TIM OLSEN will not hang the artworks of any old celebrity in his gallery.
The gallery owner said he turned down showing works by tennis great Martina Navratilova and Sir Paul McCartney.
''I'm too busy to do a pretentious exhibition of someone just because they're famous,'' he said.
But he was drawn to the Australian actor Noah Taylor's artworks ''because he's a f---ing good artist … he's not trying to give a lesson in nude drawing or classical cross-hatching.''

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Noah takes time out for a doodle

Daily Telelgraph
Elizabeth Fortescue
January 28 2013

"I think everyone has their own doodling style," says Taylor, a prominent actor ever since his appearance in the 1987 hit film, The Year My Voice Broke.
He is referring to that automatic writing of symbols that people indulge in when they're "on the phone and talking about whatever to an accountant or something". He has found his personal symbols have tended towards the figurative.

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Behind the lines of Noah Taylor's art

The Australian
Alex Speed
January 26 2013

IF you came of age in Australia in the 1980s, as I did, you will probably be familiar with the name Noah Taylor. You must also recall The Year My Voice Broke, the movie about sexual awakening, teenage angst and unrequited love in a country town that launched the acting career of a gawky-looking kid from St Kilda.

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Noah Taylor's art a place to connect with people in depth

The Nation - The Australian
Rick Morton
January 26 2013

NOAH Taylor may be a fixture in the Australian psyche for his acting performances over 27 years but his passion has always been closer to canvas than cameras.
Taylor, who scored his breakthrough role in The Year My Voice Broke in 1987, has revealed little of himself in interviews over the years but he told The Weekend Australian his art was a connection to people.

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Pavement: Colour My World

Vogue Living
Feb 2013

Artist Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs works with his signature solid colour and organic shapes to showcase the latest paints in vibrant style.

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Nicholas Harding

The Sydney Magazine
Elissa Blake
Feb 2013

In a loft studio in the old Westons biscuit factory in Camperdown, Nicholas Harding is trying to find a clean chair to sit on. Everything in the room - the easels, his shoes, the floor - is covered in dollops of dried paint that appear to be building up like a coral reef.

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Art, Paint + Sculpture: Artist Paul Davies

Gym Class Magazine
Ingmar Apinis
Autumn 2012

Modernist homes and a bright colour palette caught our attention, but its what Australian artist Paul Davies is not showing us that has kept us interested.

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ABC '7.30 Report' featuring Jo Bertini

As flooding rains top up rivers running through the arid heart of the continent all the way to Lake Eyre tourists are flocking to witness the rare occurrence. Artist Jo Bertini recounts her experiences with a landscape that constantly inspires and excites.

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Noah Taylor - Artist Encounters

Noah Taylor gives an indepth look into his inspirations and his imagination behind his highly successful exhibition in 2013

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Olsen Irwin Video - Paul Davies "Flattening Sublime" exhibition drawings slideshow

“The studio was a 10-minute walk from Notre Dame so every morning I would get up, get a coffee and walk over to Notre Dame and sketch, or sketch in the street. It was such a fantastic experience."

Paul Davies discussing the sketches in his latest show in Lisa Carapiet-Fanous' article, 'Life, captured' (Australian Financial Review, June 7, 2013

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Related exhibition
Paul Davies Flattening Sublime

Polychromatism. The Art of Stephen Ormandy

“Polychromatism. The art of Stephen Ormandy” directed by Mario Sanasi takes us into Stephen Ormandy’s studio and gives us direct insight into his work, process and techniques.

Photographic collages form the basis for many of Ormandy’s works – “I cut shapes from coloured pieces of paper – I arrange them looking for rhythms of tone, colour, form. I then photograph it and move on and I can work very quickly and it allows me to take a lot of photographs in a very intense period of time”. Similarly his sculpture also stems from the notion of collage. Ormamdy’s sculptures are essentially 3D collages formed from an “alphabet of shapes”.

Discussing what it is to be an artist, Ormandy says, “To be able to self edit and be self critical is crucial [...] You have to be your worst critic – it’s really important.”

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Related exhibition
Stephen Ormandy Polychromatism