07/29/14

Tim Olsen | Switzer Super Report | Archibald provides platform for investing

“The Archibald provides the greatest platform to start collecting and investing in Australian art.” – Tim Olsen, Switzer Super Report

Every year The Archibald Prize shines a light on the Australian art world. The entry scandals, big name celebrities and abundant media attention provides an opportunity for the general public to be swept up into the often ignored and secluded world of art. Olsen Irwin director Tim Olsen discusses the opportunities The Archibald Prize offers as a platform for investing.

“It’s not only the award that brings prestige to the winning artist but to all the artists whose works are hung in the rarefied environment and it provides a who’s who of the artist’s currently making art in Australia.” – Tim Olsen, Switzer Super Report

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07/17/14

Paul Ryan | Anh Do | Illawarra Mercury

In the lead up to the announcement of the 2014 Archibald Prize, Paul Ryan stars on the cover of Illawarra Mercury. Ryan will be hung in the 2014 Archibald Prize along with friend, former student and fellow Olsen Irwin artist Anh Do.

“Comedian Anh Do learnt the tricks of painting from Thirroul-based artist Paul Ryan. Today, both student and teacher are celebrating being selected as finalists in the Archibald Prize.” – Joshua Butler, Illawarra Mercury

Read the full article here on the Illawarra Mercury website.

The winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize will be announced this Friday 18 July at 12pm. The finalists work will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from

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07/10/14

Archibald and Wynne Prize | Finalists

Olsen Irwin are proud to announce finalists for the 2014 Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

Finalists in the Archibald Prize include Olsen Irwin artists Paul Ryan, Alan Jones, Julian Meagher and Anh Do. Wynne Prize finalists include Guy Maestri and Robert Malherbe.

2014 marks the 11th time Paul Ryan has been hung as a finalist in the Archibald Prize. Alan Jones was also shortlisted in 2013 with a portrait of Pat Corrigan AM. Anh Do and Julian Meagher are first time finalists in 2014.

Robert Malherbe will be hung as a finalist in the Wynne Prize for the 4th time. This will be Guy Maestri’s third year in a row as a finalist in the Wynne Prize. The annual Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture.

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate all finalists for this outstanding achievement. A full list of finalists can be viewed here on the Art Gallery of New South Wales website.

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Alan Jones, Adam, 2014, Oil and acrylic on linen, 171 x 156 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Anh Do, Father, Oil on canvas, 2014, 244 x 200 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Julian Meagher, John Waters – the clouds will cloud, 2014, Oil on linen, 71 x 55 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Paul Ryan, Rox, 2014, Oil on linen, 240 x 200cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Guy Maestri, East west cutting, 2014, Oil on linen, 184 x 225 cm – 2014 Wynne Prize Finalist

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Robert Malherbe, The Domain after a storm, 2014, Oil on linen, 66 x 56cm – 2014 Wynne Prize Finalist