07/28/14

Noah Taylor | The Age

Philippa Hawker of The Age talks with Olsen Irwin artist Noah Taylor about his acting career and creative releases.

“An old friend, Claudia Karvan, brought his work to the attention of Olsen Irwin: at a recent Sydney opening, she talked about Taylor as a compulsively expressive person, ‘the most original, honest, subversive mind I’ve come across’. ” – Philippa Hawker, The Age

“He works in oils and ink on paper and talks of religious art and comic books as his primary influences. Right now, Taylor says, ‘I’m more serious about the painting, and I would like to take it further’. This means working more and showing more. ‘You learn way more from that than just keeping it at home: there’s something that forces you to look at it with a more critical eye when you take it to the public.'” – Philippa Hawker, The Age

Read the story here on The Age website. Watch Claudia Karvan open Noah Taylor’s recent exhibition at Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture below.

06/16/14

Noah Taylor | New Works | Exhibition Opening

Claudia Karvan kindly opened Noah Taylor’s exhibition ‘New Works‘ at Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture on Saturday 7 June 2014. Due to Taylor’s acting commitments in the UK, he was unfortunately unable to attend the opening of the exhibition, instead asking childhood friend Karvan to step in. It was Karvan who initially introduced Taylor’s work to Olsen Irwin director, Tim Olsen, making her the obvious choice to open the exhibition. Watch Karvan’s speech and scenes from the opening in the video above.

Noah Taylor
New Works
4 – 21 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

06/12/14

Noah Taylor | Weekend Arts | ABC Radio National

Noah Taylor will discuss his current exhibition of new works with ABC Radio National’s Melanie Tait on Saturday’s Weekend Arts programme. Tune into ABC Radio National this Saturday 14 June from 2-3pm.

ABC Radio National
Weekend Arts with Melanie Tait
Saturday 14 June 2014, 2-3pm

Noah Taylor
New Works
4 – 21 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra 2025 NSW
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06/10/14

Noah Taylor | The Sunday Telegraph

Screen shot 2014-06-10 at 11.38.02 AMArts writer Elizabeth Fortescue covered the opening of Noah Taylor’s exhibition of new work for The Sunday Telegraph. “This second exhibition, titled New Works, is a series of drawings in ink on paper. It’s a medium in which Taylor says he can work quickly to record his subconscious thoughts.” – Elizabeth Fortescue, The Sunday Telegraph

Read the article in full here on The Daily Telegraph website.

Noah Taylor
New Works
4 – 21 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

06/5/14

Noah Taylor | New Works | Olsen Irwin

SONY DSCAfter a breakthrough role in the Australian coming of age film The Year My Voice Broke in 1987, Noah Taylor has gone on to become one of Australia’s biggest acting exports with lead roles in Shine, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Red Dog and the cult HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Despite his undeniable on-screen success, Taylor admits that acting was something he fell into as an adolescent and his passion lies with in fact with his drawing and painting practice.

Never formally trained as a painter, his simple ink on paper works recall an innate sense of innocence and naivety. These almost childlike figurative works are, however, corrupted by haunting imagery – a small figure on a horse being held up at gun point; dark figures in shadow readying their guns; an isolated and desolate landscape. The scenes and imagery appear as if from an unknown land, the beginning a new civilisation or a re-imagining of the past. There is also an underlying humour in Taylor’s work. One cannot help but smirk when confronted with the scene of a cat offering a supportive pat on the back.

Taylor draws from the subconscious, allowing his brush to intuitively form the bizarre and unsettling narratives. Noah Taylor’s works, although seemingly simple, leave a vivid, complex and – most certainly – a lasting impression.

Noah Taylor
New Works
Exhibition 4 – 21 June 2014
To be opened by Claudia Karvan 7 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
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05/22/14

Noah Taylor | New Works

Noah Taylor discussing his highly successful exhibition with Olsen Irwin in Jan 2013. Taylor describes his works as “… little frozen scenes from a story.” – Noah Taylor

By drawing from the subconscious, Taylor allows his brush to intuitively form bizarre and unsettling narratives. Taylor’s works, although seemingly simple, leave a vivid, complex and – most certainly – a lasting impression.

Taylor’s new works on paper will be exhibited in the Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture Gallery from 4 – 21 June 2014. The exhibition will be opened by Claudia Karvan on Saturday 7 June 2 – 4pm.

Noah Taylor
New Works
To be opened by Claudia Karvan, Saturday 7 June 2 – 4pm
Exhibition 4 – 21 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Painting and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025