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Cultural Capital

Sydney Morning Herald
Darryn King
April 2013

The moment of creative inspiration is often characterised as a flash, a spark, a spontaneous flicking of a light switch or - somewhat dangerously - a lightning strike. Yesterday visited Paul McCartney in a dream. William Blake and Giacomo Puccini described themselves as careful transcribers of heavenly dictation.

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Tim Olsen Man in Black

Messenger Collective
Jade Dunwoody
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.

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State of Art

The Sydney Magazine
Elissa Blake
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.

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Photographer snaps up prize

Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday, February 14, 2013

When photographer Tamara Dean won a prestigious trip to the US, no one was more surprised than she was.

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Noah's art lets innocence shine

The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Taylor
28 January 2013

TIM OLSEN will not hang the artworks of any old celebrity in his gallery.
The gallery owner said he turned down showing works by tennis great Martina Navratilova and Sir Paul McCartney.
''I'm too busy to do a pretentious exhibition of someone just because they're famous,'' he said.
But he was drawn to the Australian actor Noah Taylor's artworks ''because he's a f---ing good artist … he's not trying to give a lesson in nude drawing or classical cross-hatching.''

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Noah takes time out for a doodle

Daily Telelgraph
Elizabeth Fortescue
January 28 2013

"I think everyone has their own doodling style," says Taylor, a prominent actor ever since his appearance in the 1987 hit film, The Year My Voice Broke.
He is referring to that automatic writing of symbols that people indulge in when they're "on the phone and talking about whatever to an accountant or something". He has found his personal symbols have tended towards the figurative.

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Behind the lines of Noah Taylor's art

The Australian
Alex Speed
January 26 2013

IF you came of age in Australia in the 1980s, as I did, you will probably be familiar with the name Noah Taylor. You must also recall The Year My Voice Broke, the movie about sexual awakening, teenage angst and unrequited love in a country town that launched the acting career of a gawky-looking kid from St Kilda.

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Noah Taylor's art a place to connect with people in depth

The Nation - The Australian
Rick Morton
January 26 2013

NOAH Taylor may be a fixture in the Australian psyche for his acting performances over 27 years but his passion has always been closer to canvas than cameras.
Taylor, who scored his breakthrough role in The Year My Voice Broke in 1987, has revealed little of himself in interviews over the years but he told The Weekend Australian his art was a connection to people.

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Pavement: Colour My World

Vogue Living
Feb 2013

Artist Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs works with his signature solid colour and organic shapes to showcase the latest paints in vibrant style.

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Nicholas Harding

The Sydney Magazine
Elissa Blake
Feb 2013

In a loft studio in the old Westons biscuit factory in Camperdown, Nicholas Harding is trying to find a clean chair to sit on. Everything in the room - the easels, his shoes, the floor - is covered in dollops of dried paint that appear to be building up like a coral reef.

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Art, Paint + Sculpture: Artist Paul Davies

Gym Class Magazine
Ingmar Apinis
Autumn 2012

Modernist homes and a bright colour palette caught our attention, but its what Australian artist Paul Davies is not showing us that has kept us interested.

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Smoking Guns

Sydney Morning Herald
John McDonald
Saturday 7th December 2012

... John Walker, showing at the Tim Olsen Gallery, is not to be confused with John R. Walker, who recently had an impressive show of landscape paintings at Utopia Art. This John Walker is an Englishman who was formerly the head of the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, and now lives and works in Boston.

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John Walker's Licentious Landscape

Art Info
Nicholas Forrest
December 6 2012

After the sell-out show of works by American painter Jan Franks, Tim Olsen Gallery has managed to latch on to the work of another incredible international artist in the form of English Born, American based abstractionist John Walker.

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At Home With.. Louise Olsen & Stephen Ormandy

The Sun Herald
Jo Casamento
Sunday, November 18 2012

Jewellery designer and artist Stephen Ormandy is perfectly happy to be working for the Olsen 'family firm', as he explained to Jo Casamento, just before his solo exhibition opened at the Tim Olsen Gallery.

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Bird Girl

Belle Magazine
Harry Roberts
Nov 7 2012

Leila Jeffreys finds her wings giving flight to birdlife as art.

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Right Now Art - Colour Block

Belle Magazine
Anne Maree Sargeant
Nov 2012

Stephen Ormandy's work is reminiscent of art icon John Coburns' though his use of colour and form (left) has become as identifiable as a signature. Stephen, who co-founded Dinosaur Designs with Louise Olsen and Liane Rossler while the trio were still art student,s will follow up his 2010 sell-out exhibition with another show at Sydney's Tim Olsen Gallery from November 7-25.

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A Burst of Colour

A Magazine
24 October 2012

Marisa Purcell's exhibition at the Tim Olsen Gallery in Woollahra, is on until the 4th of November. Her works could be described on the one hand, as mesmerising in their style, and on the other hand the colours are wonderfully vibrant and fresh.

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Pretty Boy

Vogue Living
Madeleine Hinchey
Nov/Dec 2012

Meet Slim, a sulphur-crested cockatoo snapped by Leila Jeffreys as part of her native Australian cockatoo portrait series. Her photographs, printed at over one metre tall, capture the endearing personalities of these beloved birds, from shy and sweet to downright cheeky. 7–25 November, Tim Olsen Gallery, 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra NSW;

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The Art Life
Andrew Frost
October 12 2012

In Marisa Purcell’s latest show everything you need to know is in its title. Across a series of large canvases acrylic and oil paints coalesce in great pools of colour, delicate interactions and mergers of paint, all abstract but rich with possible association.

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Wild Cockatoos by Leila Jeffreys

Coco Republic Field Notes
Beth Finchk
October 8 2012

I have always had an inexplicable fascination with birds, particularly the unique array we have here in Australia – from Lorikeets to Lyrebirds and everything in between.

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