06/9/18

Olsen Limited | DENFAIR

DENFAIR is Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design and art for professional designers, architects, interior stylists and design-lovers. Its curated design event, refined over three years and held annually in Melbourne and Sydney, has become the connection point where today hundreds of local and international brands come together in their passion for design to utilise DENFAIR as a platform for business growth and opportunity.

Learn more about Denfair here.

Olsen’s Contemporary Limited Editions in associations with the curated design event are having several of our artists participate in the event. See all the works below.

Crowded Room, 2018

Stephen Ormandy

Fine art print on archival cotton rag paper using fade resistant pigmented inks
Limited edition of 50 prints, hand signed, editioned and titled by the artist
Image size 112.5 cm x 90 cm
First published in 2018

Harbour Pools (Blue Swimmer Crab), 2018

John Olsen

Fine art print on archival cotton rag paper using fade resistant pigmented inks
Limited edition of 35 prints, hand signed, editioned and titled by the artist
Image size 71 x 135cm
First Published 2018

 

Magnolia and Vine, 2018

Nicholas Harding

Fine art print on archival cotton rag paper using fade resistant pigmented inks
Limited edition of 25 prints, hand signed and editioned by the artist
Image size 61 x 61 cm
First published in 2018

 

Disco Boat, 2018

McLean Edwards

Fine art print on archival cotton rag paper using fade resistant pigmented inks
Limited edition of 35 prints, hand signed and editioned by the artist
Image size 50 x 50cm
First published in 2018

 

The Inlet #8, 2018

Julian Meagher

Fine art print on archival cotton rag paper using fade resistant pigmented inks
Limited edition of 25 prints, hand signed, editioned and titled by the artist
Image size 80 x 64cm
First published in 2018

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06/2/18

Nicholas Harding | Art of Music

ART OF MUSIC is one of the most talked about fundraisers on the Sydney event circuit.  There is no other like it.  Presented by Jenny Morris, ART OF MUSIC combines both visual arts and music.  Held every two years, a group of Australia’s top artists come together to create an original exhibition where each artist chooses an iconic Australian/NZ song to inspire a piece of artwork.  The artwork is then auctioned during a gala dinner in the spectacular Grand Court of the Art Gallery of NSW.

All proceeds go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, an inspirational charity that use the power of music to transform lives.

Congratulations to Nicholas Harding on his participation in the event with his work :

Private Universe (Neil Finn)   2018

oil on linen

112x107cm

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05/5/18

A Congratulations to our artists

OLSEN Gallery would like to congratulate NICHOLAS HARDING , JULIAN MEAGHER and FIONA MCMONAGLE who were all selected as finalists in the 2018 Archibald Prize , as well as JOHN OLSEN who is a finalist in this year’s Wynne Prize.

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11/19/17

Nicholas Harding | Bigger Picture

The Weekend Australian recently featured Bigger Picture; a review of Nicholas Harding: 28 Portraits currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra until November 26.

 

Nicholas Harding, Hugo at Home (Hugo Weaving), 2011, oil on canvas

 

Christopher Allen states “the small survey of portraits by Nicholas Harding at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra … fills us with an infectious enthusiasm for drawing and painting, and convinces us that it is, after all, worthwhile to be interested in people…”.

Read the full article here.

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07/26/17

NICHOLAS HARDING | Finalist in the Wynne Prize 2017 & Archibald 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Nicholas Harding finalist in the 2017 WYNNE Prize as well as a finalist in the 2017 Archibald Prize for his portrait of John Olsen.

Wilpena eucalypt and wattle, 2017, oil on linen, 183 x 245 cm

 

Wilpena Pound is an amphitheatre of mountains in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges National Park.

Nicholas Harding describes his response to working from this landscape:

‘Reflected sky pooling in stream water. Wattle blooms amongst bark and bough. Bleaching light refracted through twigs and leaves. Birdsong and insect buzz. Wilpena in the spring.’ – Nicholas Harding, 2017

 

John Olsen AO, OBE, oil on linen, 198 x 138 cm

‘John’s irrepressible joie de vivre, in both his personality and work, was something I wanted to paint. This request was politely denied,’ says Harding.

‘Last year, however, after painting Tim for a National Portrait Gallery exhibition, he asked if I’d like to paint John. Then a sitting became impossible with the worsening of John’s wife’s illness. Sadly, just before Christmas, Katherine died.’

‘In January, John had his 89th birthday. He had been involved with his major retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria, then its imminent opening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He was also painting new work for an exhibition in March. It was a time of mortal loss, emotional exhaustion and great achievement. At this profoundly complex moment of his life, with great generosity, John sat for me in his studio.’

The winners of the Wynne Prize and the Archibald will be announced on the 28th of July 2017.

 

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05/28/17

Nicholas Harding | Acquisition, The Art Gallery of South Australia

Olsen Gallery is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of Nicholas Harding by The Art Gallery of South Australia.

Nicholas Harding will be exhibiting here from 9-27 August 2017

To view available works by Nicholas Harding click here

 Nicholas Harding, Brachina, 2016, oil on linen, 154x245cm

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11/5/16

NICHOLAS HARDING AND FIONA MCMONAGLE IN 'THE POPULAR PETS SHOW' AT THE NPG

Olsen artists Nicholas Harding and Fiona McMonagle feature in ‘The Popular Pets’ show at The National Portrait Gallery, hanging from Friday 4 November 2016 until Monday 13 March 2017

 

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Night Owl, 2013 by Fiona McMonagle
Private Collection, NSW

From The National Portrait Gallery website:

‘The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and will celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways.

Comprising exuberant recent Australian paintings, many on a large scale, it will include portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn SweaneyKristin Headlam, Shen Jiawei, Jude Rae, William Robinson, Janet Dawson and Davida Allen. Many works have been created especially for the exhibition.

The Pet Show curator is Sarah Engledow, whose recent popular National Portrait Gallery exhibitions include Arcadia: Sound of the sea; Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas; and Idle Hours. A fully-illustrated catalogue, written by Dr. Engledow, will accompany the high-spirited exhibition – pre-order your copy here!’

 

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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08/17/16

Nicholas Harding Highly Commended in 2016 Wynne Prize

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate Nicholas Harding on his High Commendation in the 2016 Wynne Prize.

Harding_SID61336_2560px.jpg.505x505_q85Nicholas Harding, Wilpena wattle 2016, oil on linen, 72.5 x 172.5 cm

Nicholas’ work Wilpena wattle was awarded highly commended and will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until the 9th of October.

Nicholas was also hung in this years Archibald prize for his portrait of Peter Weiss AO.

To view available works by Nicholas Harding click here

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06/9/16

Art of Music Charity Auction

Three Olsen Irwin Artists are part of the 2016 Art of Music Charity Auction. Nicholas Harding, Laura Jones and Guy Maestri.

ART OF MUSIC is one of the most talked about fundraisers on the Sydney event circuit.  There is no other event like it.  Presented by Jenny Morris, ART OF MUSIC combines both visual arts and music.  Held every two years, a group of Australia’s top visual artists come together to create an original exhibition where each artist chooses an iconic Australian/NZ song to inspire an artwork.  The work is then auctioned at a gala dinner in the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Saturday 18 June 2016.

All proceeds go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, an inspirational charity that use the power of music to transform lives.  Music is used in live and interactive sessions to help people cope with the struggle of living with a wide range of needs.  These include children and adults with physical and intellectual disability, autism, trauma, illness, dementia, behaviour disorders and learning difficulties.  For more information visit noro.org.au.

Nicholas Harding

Inspiration:  Surfing With a Spoon, by Midnight Oil

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Laura Jones

Inspiration:  How Much Does Your Love Cost?, by Thelma Plum

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Guy Maestri

Inspiration:  Dead Fox, by Courtney Barnett

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10/16/14

Paul Ryan, Nicholas Harding | Finalists, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2014

Nicholas Harding and Paul Ryan are finalists this year in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Nicholas’ painting of actor Richard Roxburgh and Paul’s of fellow artist Noah Taylor make up a group of thirty works to be exhibited at Juniper Hall in Paddington.

The Doug Moran National portrait prize is an initiative of the Moran Arts Foundation, a philanthropic organisation whose objective is to support the arts in Australia.

The winner of the prize will receive $150, 000 and their portrait will be acquired as part of the collection of the Moran Foundation.

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
29 October 2014 – 15 February 2015
Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW, 2021

NOAH 2014

Paul Ryan, Noah Taylor, 2014

Richard Roxburgh 2014 oil on linen 183x92cm copy

Nicholas Harding, Richard Roxburgh, 2014