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Artist scales down - the size of her works, not her output

The Sun Herald
Andrew Taylor
12/09/2010

It has taken Cherry Hood six years to overcome her fear of the landscape at her farm near Goulburn. “It’s been a difficult thing,” she said. “We have this big black range of hills near us and they’re quite spooky and we’re surrounded by these white trees that are quite eerie.” Years of drought had taken a toll, but Hood said rains had brought life to the district’s parched farms: “Its very green and lush.
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Secrets of the Old Masters laid bare

The Sydney Morning Herald
Steve Meacham
03/09/2010

Its contemporary painting done the old school way, writes Steve Meacham. The large, colourful Kandinsky- influences abstracts that dominate Charlie Sheard’s studio in a former warehouse in Redfern give little hint of the 50-year-old painters obsession with Titian, Velasquez and Rembrandt.
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If only I had...

The Daily Telegraph
30/8/2010

When an earthquake struck while costume’ designer Jodie Fried was in India she did what she could to help. Meeting women with excellent textile skills, her business Bholu was born. Using designs created by children, she produced cushions, throws and soft toys made by local women. Money is used to support the community. To date nine schools have been built. Colour bind.. As a big fan of David Band I would take anything from his painting collection. This one particularly strikes a chord. I love the mix of red, pink and orange. David Band, Acid Tongue #3, 2010, $9900 from Tim Olsen Gallery.
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New Portrait Head

Australian Financial Review
Katrina Strickland
26/08/2010

A deputy director at the National Portrait Gallery, Louise Doyle, is expected to be announced as its new director today. The news comes as the Canberra based institution acquires Cherry Hood’s 2002 Archibald Prize-winning portrait of pianist Simon Tedeschi, which Sydney gallery owner Tim Olsen donated to it.
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NGA buys 'tough' Olsen

The Australian Finanical Review
Katrina Strickland
26/08/2010

The National Gallery of Australia has bought John Olsen’s Butcher’s Cart Deia de Mallorca. Painted by the 82-year-old artist in the past year, it depicts a meat cart he used to walk past while living in Spain in the 1950’s.
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What Now?

Artist Profile
Jane O'Sullivan
July 2010

What Now? Six contemporary artists talk about their most recent work? Matthew Johnson..
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Open Gallery

The Sydney Morning Herald- Spectrum
Katrina Lobley
26-27 June 2010

Emdur's seascapes featuring floating women have always been singularly beautiful with their weightless, Ophelia-like overtones but in this show her work takes on a more provocative edge with multiple, occasionally intertwined naked bodies. "Martine's paintings celebrate aquatic liberation," says gallerist Tim Olsen. Detail from Sage pictured below.
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Olsen ready to brush with MPs to save art

Sydney Morning Herald
Linda Morris
24/6/2010

John Olsen, the elder statesmen of Australian art, is preparing to go toe-to-toe with the federal government over proposed changes to superannuation policy, which he says threaten Australia’s status as a creative nation, the livelihood of emerging artists and the viability of the art market.
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Outback and Red- But Green All Over

The Australian
Nicolas Rothwell
June 19-20, 2010

Revelling in outback colour
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The Art of Design

Marie Claire
May 2010

Artist George Raftopoulos was amongst the several top Australian artists chosen to help celebrate 15 years of Australian Fashion Week. George collaboratively worked with designer Alex Perry to create a unique stuning piece that will be auctioned for charity.


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The Luxe Factor

Belle
Tanya Buchanan
June/July 2010

Architects and designers get to talk design all the time, but what about all the other artistic dynamos out there? Belle asks nine creative Australians to consider luxury in design. These actors, artists, fashion designers and entrepreneurs are all influenced by good form, but what is luxury for them? Overwhelmingly, beauty, originality and old-fashioned craftsmanship get the nod from this inspired group.
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No Place Like Home

The Sydney Morning Herald
Elissa Blake
27-28 March 2010

There’s something a little spooky about a Paul Davies painting. Using vivid block colours and hand-cut stencils, he paints the kind of sleep space-age houses beloved of Palm Springs millionaires: floating concrete slabs, hectares of glass, kidney shaped swimming pools. Curtains waft invitingly around sliding doors. Palm trees reach for the sky.  You can almost hear the tinkle of ice in a highball glass. But there is no one home. The houses are dark and empty. With no one to swim in them, the pools are mirrors. The skies range from a baleful yellow to an irradiated pink or an ominous black.
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Blood ties: artists prove that talent trandscends family

Sydney Morning Herald
March 2010

Having a famous surname has been a great motivator for a woman called dove, writes Keilie Hush... Making a splash, John Olsen and Paloma Picasso meet for the first time at the Tim Olsen gallery in Woollahra.
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A feast for the eyes

Sydney Morning Herald
Tracey Clement.
March 12, 2010

John Olsen uses paint in his culinary masterpieces, writes Tracey Clement. Judging by the bulging band of celebrity chefs cooking up a storm on the telly, Australia has become a nation of foodies. But long before the popularity of MasterChef, Jamie Oliver and the luscious Nigella, iconic Australian painter John Olsen was getting busy in the kitchen.
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The Art of Dining - John Olsen's Creative Flair with Food

Sydney Morning Herald
Helen Pitt
March 2010

For the passionate and creative John Olsen, food is art and, in
his latest exhibition and book, art is food, writes Helen Pitt. En route to the Spanish island of Majorca, artist John Olsen had an epiphany in Barcelona's La Boqueria market. The year was 1957 but, growing up in 1930s Australia, he thought green beans were meant to be khaki-coloured and peas were grey and mushy. Born in Newcastle in 1928, where his father ran a clothing shop in Hunter Street, he says his mother as a cook was typical of her time: everything was over-boiled.
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A Taste of Spain - Olsen mixes memory and desire

Australian Financial Review
Katrina Strickland
March 2010

The man who is arguably Australia's greatest living artist has combined his love of food and art - and family - in an exhibition with a twist, writes Katrina Strickland. John Olsen and Stephen Ormandy were discussing openings. The 82-yearald Olsen has had dozens, including one for his latest show, Culinaria: The Cuisine of the Sun, which opened at Tim Olsen's Sydney gallery last night. Olsen's son-in-law, Ormandy, had his second only last month
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Art Design and a Dinosaur

Habitus
Nicky Lobo
March 2010

Designer Stephen Ormandy revealed his true origins as an artist when Nicky Logo asked whom it was that inspires him After almost 25 years of creating, the trio behind Dinosaur Designs hardly needs an introdcution. Their name has become synonymous with contemporary Australian design, and the prolific collection of jewellery and homewares produced since their first experiments with resin in 1986 are testament to their relevance and longevity.
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Culinary Arts

Belle
Tanya Buchanan Photos Jeremy Simons
April/May 2010

A lifelong love of cooking is the inspiration behind John Olsen's latest exhibition It's not often that you get the chance to have Australia's greatest living painter advise you on the finer points of cooking - in particular. how to make a paella - but that's exactly what happened when I spoke with Dr John Olsen A0 about hisnew exhibition, Culinaria. The show, which opened at son Tim Olsen's Woollahra gallery on March 2, is a series of works celebrating John's well-known passion for food that began when he lived and worked in Majorca in the 1950s.

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Stephen Ormandy

Inside Out
February 2010

Stephen Ormandy - Successfully straddling the divide between the busiens of art and the art of business. Stephen Ormandy met his wife Louise Olsen and Liane Rossler at art school back in the 1980s, and, around that same time, the trio started creating fabric and jewellery to see at Sydney's Paddington Markets.

Dinosaur Den: Steve Ormandy

Grazia
Susie Burge
January 2010

A small but perfect garden makes a summery oasis for one cleve design duo, writes Susie Burge