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'Still' National Still Life Award 2019 | Finalists Michael Cusack and Stephen BirdJuly 2019
OLSEN Gallery congratulates Stephen Bird and Michael Cusack on their selection as finalists for 'STILL' National Still Life Award 2019. Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre. The Still exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs until Saturday 16th November 2019 at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
STEPHEN BIRD | SIDNEY MYER FUND AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC AWARDJuly 2019
OLSEN Gallery congratulates artist Stephen Bird on his selection as a finalist in the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award. The finalist works will be on display at the Shepparton Art Museum until September, 2019. The Museum is located at 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton, VIC.
works from olsen gallery at THE CULT CURATED EDITION BY INFINITE DESIGN STUDIOJuly 2019
Cult announces a new collaborative project - The Cult Curated Edition by Infinite Design Studio - a pop-up store taking place in Sydney?s Eastern Suburbs. The Queen's Court pop-up will feature a highly curated selection of designer furniture from Cult's most iconic brands. Opening in mid-July, The Cult Curated Edition by Infinite Design Studio is a pop-up retail store featuring a selection of iconic Cult pieces, curated by Infinite Design Studio's Michelle Macarounas. In a larger scale extension to the already popular Curated Edition - Infinite Design Studio's monthly in-studio curation of art and design - The Cult Curated Edition pop-up will be located just across the courtyard from Infnite Design's Woollahra Studio. The Cult Curated by Infinite Design features a number of works from the OLSEN Gallery stockroom.
Stephen Ormandy | Solo Exhibition in ParisJuly 13, 2019
Stephen Ormandy presented an impressive solo exhibition?titled Les formes sont des couleurs, at Galerie Bessieres in Paris.
'By moving beyond a diametrical opposition between geometric and lyrical abstraction, Stephen Ormandy handles abstraction in a refreshing manner. The artist did not only pay constant attention to form and color, but also places value on emotional contact with people viewing his work. His approach represents an ideal equilibrium in painting today.'Installation images from: https://www.bessieres-art-contemporain.com/from-may-16th-to-june-30th-stephen-ormandy-exhibition
Zoe Young | 2019 Portia Geach Memorial Award FinalistJuly 2019
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. Established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, "for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries."
The 2019 exhibition will run from August 2 to September 15, 2019 at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
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Luke Storrier Fine Line
3 October 2015
Paul Davies cuts his stencils with the same kind of scalpel blade his ophthalmologist father uses to slice into eyes. The results are different of course. Davies junior's use of the scalpel is potentially far less messy and brings forth images that are apparently serene and seemingly two-dimensional. Yet the issue of redefining vision is the same. That is a theme that has defined this 36-year-old artist's career to this date. Born in Sydney, now living in Los Angeles, he often uses mid-20th-century modern architecture in his work yet says what is there is not what it seems._continue reading
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Hosting Annual Melbourne Gala DinnerJuly 2019
The Brandenburg Orchestra will be hosting their annual Melbourne Gala Dinner on July 17 at the Metropolis on Southbank. The evening is one dedicated to fine dining, wine and splendid music, as well as the opportunity to support the orchestra and celebrate our many supporters. The Brandenburg are delighted to include this stunning painting from Zoe Young as a part of our auction, the proceeds of which will go towards developing our artistic programs and furthering the orchestra in taking bold creative steps in 2020 and beyond. We would like to offer audiences of the Olsen Gallery a 10% discount on our upcoming Fourth Season ?Next Generation Baroque? as a way of extending our thanks and appreciation to the gallery for their enduring support and partnership.
Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic AwardJune 2019
The Shepparton Art Museum's is holding it's flagshib biennal exhibition, The 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) The SCMFACA creates opportunities for artists to produce new bodies of work. As a $50,000 acquisitive prize, the SMFACA cements its place as Australia?s premier Award in the medium of contemporary ceramics. Judges: Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia; Stephen Benwell, Artist; and Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum. Friday 21?June 2019, 6pm to 8pm SAM, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
Vipoo Srivilasa in All That's Gold Does Glitter An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics'June 2019
Six of Vipoo Srivilasa's porcelain sculptures are on show at the Macau Museum of Art as part of Art Macau. All That?s Gold Does Glitter ? An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, features '90 ceramic masterpieces from outstanding artists from 13 different countries and regions'.
Cureated by internationally acclaimed artist, Caroline Cheng. The exquisite contemporary ceramics show is the largest and highest-level ceramic art exhibition in the Greater Bay Area to date. The show will 'challenge the definition of contemporary ceramics, showing a global audience that clay can be extravagant and luxurious'. Held at four casino-hotels operated by Sands China, including the Venetian Hotel.
Beauty, Divinity and Universality: The art of Laura JonesANDREW McILROY
4 June 2019
dealer Tim Olsen describes artist Laura Jones as “the real deal”. In an
era where so many artists are caught in an existential crisis, paroled by a
desire to create pretty work in order to appeal to the widest possible
audience, Jones transcends this hubbub.
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Paul Davies: The Roaring Daze at Olsen GruinWhitehot Magazine
June 1, 2019
Davies, a Sydney, Australia native now living in Los Angeles, pulls his visual references heavily from legendary if not infamous architectural structures, which he personally documents using digital photography and later (often years later) renders up in his large-scale, pulpy (in the full Tarantino version of the word) acrylic on canvas paintings. The show also features one-off, sunset-pastel, long-exposure photograms as well as his minimal, hand-painted, laser cut sculptures._continue reading
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Paul Davies The Roaring Daze