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17 Feb 2012
The Australian artist Adrienne Gaha has lived in Europe since 1993. This past summer she returned to Sydney for a solo show, a painting stint at a small studio with the National Art School and screen printing workshop in Melbourne after a fairly long hiatus from exhibiting. She took a seven-year break from painting to concentrate on her family, and in that time absorbed herself in drawing and exploring the more obscure small museums of Paris and London.
You remember them, don't you? The steel sculptures of athletes appearing to strain and swing off the top of Sydney Tower, commissioned to celebrate the Sydney Olympics in 2000?
The Herald invited 12 artists to share a glimpse of the country through their eyes.
Paul Davies upcoming exhibition at the Tim Olsen Gallery 'Pentimento' February 22 - March 12 2012 is featured in the February edition of Art Alamanc, Australias gallery guide.
From Lake Eyre to Sydney Harbour the Australian landscape remains a treasured muse for John Olsen, one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists.
John Olsen, our greatest living artist on squeezing the juice from his final years.
THE dark and moody portrait of anti-whaling campaigner Captain Paul Watson was painted “with blood, bone and fat”, according to the artist.
Nov 25th 2011
Guy Maestri’s portrait of the musician, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, was conceived after the artist saw Gurrumul perform in Sydney on New Years Eve 2008. Maestri found the performance unforgettable and recalled that, ‘word had been going around all day and the rumours were true- people really were moved to tears.’
Artist friends, Nicholas Harding and Robert Malherbe, dscuss the influence of past masters on teir drawing practices, and what is it about these hisotrical innovators that makes their influence so enduring
Prue Gibson explores the artists swelling and elastic forms which appear to change shape before the viewers eye.
Sydney gallerist Tim Olsen claims a Victorian link by recalling his childhood at the Dunmoochin artist's
colony, when the likes of Fred Williams, John Brack and Albert Tucker would come to dine with his father, the artist John Olsen.
Surreal films, fine antiquities, 3D video installations and melancholy photography will broaden your mind over the coming months
The act of putting paint on canvas creates fascinating tensions between the cerebral, the sensual and the suggestive.
Paul Davies: Tim Olsen pop-up gallery. A Sydney artist and quintessentially Sydney gallerist in Melbourne?
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.
It’s enormous, two metres by seven metres, and by far the most expensive piece in the show at $70,000, even without the purpose-built $20,000- plus gilt frame. In fact, the only mystery about James McGrath’s monumental Ex-Libris, the central work in his new show opening at the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney today, is who has a wall big enough to hang it.
Although Peter Vandermark was born in Melbourne in 1960, he is essentially a Canberra artist, who trained at the Australian National University School of Art, worked for almost a decade as a studio assistant to one of Canberra’s most famous artists, Rosalie Gascoigne, and has practised his art from Canberra and worked in Canberra art institutions.
Is landscape painter Luke Sciberras the next John Olsen?
Steve Lopes + Leo Robba
In his eighth decade, artist John Olsen’s legendary lust for life is as obvious as ever and so is his devotion to drawing, a practice that has underpinned his long and distinguished career. What is also evident when talking with Olsen is that his diverse life experiences have informed his approach to art. Memories of tough times during the Depression in the late 1920’s, creative battles of a life spent dedicated to art, and the many wonderful people who have shared his world and great places he has visited are all deeply intertwined through his work. He is still looking outward, projecting what he sees and more importantly celebrating life- just as he did as a young boy growing up in Newcastle, discovering a passion for drawing.