27 January 2017
Sydney art dealer Tim Olsen is about to open the doors on one of his most ambitious projects yet: his own gallery in the thick of New York's cut-throat contemporary art gallery scene.
Located on Elizabeth Street in Soho's established gallery enclave, Olsen told PS he was confident the move would be a success, with a long list of Australian and international artists set to grace its walls.
27 August 2016
I had hoped that by asking Tim Olsen to have Lunch with the AFR, we might discuss the state of the contemporary art market, the amusing and less amusing side of life as an art dealer and growing up as the son of one of Australia's most successful painters.
March 8 2013
Tim Olsen's presence is nothing short of colourful as he welcomes us with open arms into his gallery - except it doesn't feel like a gallery as much as it does a home, with Tim ushering us to the lounge as he makes us tea. We don't have to look took far to see a painting or two. Here is where I should mention were not in the crisp white oblong space that is the stunning Tim Olsen Gallery. We're upstairs in Tim's office, albeit it’s not what I expect.
February 22nd 2013
With Sydney's commercial galleries struggling to get people through the door due to the rise of online trading, attitudes to selling in the art world are being forced to change. Elissa Blake speaks with art dealers and artists about their survival strategies.
When Paul Lockyer took off on his fateful tril to Lake Eyre last August, the veteran ABC journalist left a manuscript for his family to read while he was away.
John Olsen made the final touches to his latest ainting of Lake Eyre only a few days ago. Approaching Lake Eyre was his memorial to Paul Lockyer, the ABC journalist who died in a helicopter crash alongside cameraman John Bean and pilot Gary Ticehurst at Lake Eyre in August last year.
The Herald invited 12 artists to share a glimpse of the country through their eyes.
Monday, October 10, 2011
By the time Felicity Smith and Paul Lowe decided to get married, they owned a house in Darlinghurst and had enough kitchenware and manchester to last them decades. Rather than risk an avalanche of salad bowls and steak knives on their wedding day next month, the couple have asked guests to contribute towards at $12,000 abstract painting.
Tim Olsen is one of Australia's best known art gallery owners; he is also the son of one of Australia's most
celebrated living artists, John Olsen. Given his artistic heritage, Tim always knew his life would be intertwined in the art world; it was just a question of how. "I went to art school, but I was intimidated by having a famous father," he says. "I did a degree in art education to teach children and the art gallery thing evolved. I like the lifestyle of dealing with artists, who are like second nature to me."
Thursday 31 July 2008
Sydney art dealer Tim Olsen will ask 10 of his current stable of 40 artists to find new representation, in one of the biggest culls of a gallery stable since the contemporary art boom began to gather pace in the late 1990s.
Tim Olsen's new and improved gallery has the Sydney art community in a buzz. Belle spoke exclusively to him about the nes space, growing up with that famous name and his own brush with an artistic life.
Tuesday 22 May 2008, p30.
Tim Olsen has two reasons to be happy this week - Philip Hunter and the federal government's impending resale royalty, writes Katrina Strickland.
Arts and Events Section
OPEN SPACE - For just over twelve years, Tim Olsen, has gathered some of this country's most exciting artistic talent in his iconic Paddington gallery. Following on from this success, Olsen has created a stunning new dual-level gallery in Woollhra.
"I want this to be a place of positivity...that the art we maintain here elevates the level of beauty," Olsen says. The first artist to show in the new gallery was Guy Maestri, one of Olsen's youngest starts. "Guy's work has a vigour and an exuberance, being able to work in an abstract figurative way".
Words by Antonia Williams
Given his line of work and his lineage it's not surprising that the walls of Tim Olsen's family home are lined with an enviable collection of modern art.
Photography by Hugh Stewart