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Creatures 3D Tour

August 2019

3D Tour of 'Creatures' 2019 Group Summer exhibition

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CREATURES SUMMER GROUP SHOW

Off the Wall with Paul Davies

Soho House
Charlotte Steinway
24 July, 2019

The LA-based, Australian-born artist tells us about his latest work, debuting in the Soho Warehouse rooftop. To read the full article on Paul Davies click here.

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Zoe Young

Better Homes and Gardens
August 2019

Tara Dannis travels to the stunning Southern Highlands of NSW to catch up with award-winning artist Zoe Young, a two-time Archibald Prize finalist. 

Part 1: How to Paint a Still Life
Part 2: Visiting Artist, Zoe Young





Chris Langlois 'Eucalyptus Camaldulensis 9'

June 2019

Chris Langlois' painting, Eucalyptus Camaldulensis 9, 2018 features in the June Issue of Belle Magazine.  BellaMagazineJune19  



Luke Storrier | A Fine Balance

Belle Magazine Art RIGHT NOW
July 2019




Luke Storrier

Good Weekend
John Mcdonald
27 July, 2019

His thing. Sculptures, paintings and mixed-media works, hovering between abstraction and figuration.

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Luke Storrier Fine Line

'Still' National Still Life Award 2019 | Finalists Michael Cusack and Stephen Bird

July 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.



South Coast Style
Richard Morecroft
Winter 2019

Richard Morecroft shares the painted views of six artists with South Coast connections.

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Michelle Cawthorn Manchester Road

STEPHEN BIRD | SIDNEY MYER FUND AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC AWARD

July 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 STUDIO

July 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 Paris

July 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 Finalist

July 2019

Off the back of winning last year's Portia Geach Memorial Award, Zoe Young is a 2019 finalist with her work The Collectors (Suz & Paul Isherwood). 
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.  



Belle Magazine
Edited by Harry Roberts
September 2019

Luke Storrier’s new series began with a trip to Wilcannia, accompanied only by his dog Ace (both pictured left), where the artist was moved by the isolated, arid landscape, as well as the drought’s visible toll on local fauna.

 

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Luke Storrier Fine Line
Australian Financial Review
Helen O'Neil
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.

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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Hosting Annual Melbourne Gala Dinner

July 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 Award

June 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.

The exhibition opens June 8th 2019 and will continue until mid October 2019.




Paradise Lost: Paul Davies' Fictive California

Hyperallergic
Louis Bury
Saturday, June 8

The painter's depiction of breezy palm trees and picturesque mountain ranges contain eccentric, discordant details.

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Beauty, Divinity and Universality: The art of Laura Jones

ANDREW McILROY
Andrew McIlroy
4 June 2019

Sydney art 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 Gruin

Whitehot Magazine
Kurt McVey
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. 

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Paul Davies The Roaring Daze