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Australia Day: The nation in landscape

The Sydney Morning Herald
Leo Robba

The Herald invited 12 artists to share a glimpse of the country through their eyes.
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Paul Davies

Art Almanac

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.
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Walking on Eyre

Qantas Magazine
Larry Writer

From Lake Eyre to Sydney Harbour the Australian landscape remains a treasured muse for John Olsen, one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists.

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I'm Not Ready to Go Yet

The Sydney Morning Herald - Good Weekend
Janet Hawley

John Olsen, our greatest living artist on squeezing the juice from his final years.


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Visceral Experience

The Mosman Daily
Kate Crawford

THE dark and moody portrait of anti-whaling campaigner Captain Paul Watson was painted “with blood, bone and fat”, according to the artist.
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Yolngu Boy

Portrait's - National Portrait Gallery Magazine
Ashleigh Wadman
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.’
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Robert Malherbe Masterclass

Artist Profile
Nicholas Harding
November 2011

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

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Marie Hagerty's Mutating Canvases

Australian Art Review
Prue Gibson

Prue Gibson explores the artists swelling and elastic forms which appear to change shape before the viewers eye.
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Maestri's Portrait of a Landscape in Town

The Age

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.

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Best In Show

GQ Style

Surreal films, fine antiquities, 3D video installations and melancholy photography will broaden your mind over the coming months

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Colour Schemes

Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
John McDonald

The act of putting paint on canvas creates fascinating tensions between the cerebral, the sensual and the suggestive.
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Arts - About Town

The Australian Financial Review

Paul Davies: Tim Olsen pop-up gallery. A Sydney artist and quintessentially Sydney gallerist in Melbourne?
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Couples have wedding registries down to a fine art

The Sydney Morning Herald
Louise Schwartzkoff
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.
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Unpacking the Painted Library

The Australian Financial Review
Brooke Turner

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.

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Peter Vandermark

Australian Art Review
Sasha Grishin
Sept-Oct 2011

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.
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A Brush With Greatness

Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
Steve Meacham

Is landscape painter Luke Sciberras the next John Olsen?
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John Olsen - A Life on the Line

Artist Profile
Steve Lopes + Leo Robba
Issue 16

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.
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Gourmet News

Gourmet Traveller
Pat Nourse
July 2011

Tribute – Vale David Band

The late David Band left a distinct stamp on graphic design in Australian restaurants, writes Michael Harden.

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William Delafield Cook. A Survey

Gippsland Art Gallery
Simon Gregg
July 2011

William Delafield Cook. A Survey is the first survey exhibition of this significant Australian artist in over two decades.

Since the late 1970s Delafield Cook has worked almost exclusively with the Australian landscape - remarkably, from his studio in London. His paintings are characterised by a deadpan photo realism, yet they transcend the real altogether to speak of phenomena beyond our perception. Taken as a whole, his paintings elevate our understanding and appreciation of the Australian landscape to a new level.

This timely survey unites works from over a thirty year period, to provide a compelling document on the work of one of Australia's most acclaimed and accomplished artists.

Phantom Surge

Sydney Morning Herald
Lynne Dwyer
June 11 - 12 2011

Swirling white lines float above the golden yellow plains and vast skies in Philip Hunter's latest series of semi-abstract landscapes. A recurring motiff in the artists work, they shimmer with energy and almost pulse with light, like the afterburn of a sparkler.
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