Exhibition: Saturday 26 October – Thursday 5 December
Official opening night and award announcement: Friday 1 November, 6pm
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. With a total of $38,000 in prize money to be won, the Open section is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and is valued at $25,000.
The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.
In the past the Open Award has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella, Philip Wolfhagen, Tina Havelock Stevens and most recently Brian Fuata.
Entries Open Monday 1 July
Entries Close Wednesday 4 September at 4pm
Finalists Announced Monday 30 September
Official Opening Night and Award Announcement Friday 1 November, purchase tickets here
Exhibition open to the public Saturday 26 October – Thursday 5 December 2019
OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate artists Jacqui Stockdale, Michelle Cawthorn, Leila Jeffreys and Zoe Young on their selection as a finalists in the prestigious Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia.
Please join Leila for a private viewing of her works at a unique outdoor exhibition in the lush grounds of Taronga Zoo and become immersed in a vision so powerful we promise you won’t look at birds the same way again.
Date: Wednesday 29th November
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Venue: Taronga Zoo, Mosman (enter via main Zoo entrance)
RSVP: By Friday 24th November to Pauline Georges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9932 4251
The evening will include a private walk with the artist followed by a special bird show in the magnificent ampitheatre overlooking Sydney Harbour. Drinks and nibbles are included.
A percentage of sales of Leila’s artworks will be donated to Taronga’s conservation work.
For details and the availability of Leila’s works please contact OLSEN gallery.
Opened in New York’s Nolita neighborhood in March 2017, this gallery is a collaboration between Tim Olsen, a former Sydney-based gallerist, Emerald Gruin and her partner, Adrian, who were previously involved with Rox Gallery that shuttered its Lower East Side space in 2014. Their roster of artists includes some of Australia’s biggest contemporary exports, including TV Moore, George Byrne and Leila Jeffreys, along with American artists such as KOAK. Their venue is also a platform for contemporary Aboriginal artists to reach U.S. markets, and they recently held a group show organized by Adam Knight, vice president of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, featuring 15 artists. The gallery is presenting new works by Sydney-born, L.A.-based photographer George Byrne this fall.
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New at OLSEN, Leila Jeffreys’ new series of cockatoos, available in editions of 12 + 2 AP’s, at 112 x 89cm and also extra large in editions of 6 + 2 AP’s at 140 x 112cm.
Leila Jeffreys, ‘Fluff’ no.1 Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo’ (2016), fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 112 x 89cm
Leila Jeffreys, ”Carny’ Carnaby Cockatoo’ (2016), fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 112 x 89cm,
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Olsen Irwin would like to help Leila Jeffreys draw awareness to National Bird Week that falls between Monday 17 October and Sunday 23 October for 2016.
‘The celebration of National Bird Week has its origins back in the early 1900s when 28 October was first designated by our predecessor, the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, as the first ‘Bird Day’. BirdLife Australia organizes and promotes Bird Week with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts.’ -BirdLife
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