Now open at the Newcastle Art Gallery, John Olsen’s ‘The City’s Son’, a retrospective of John’s work that is a wonderful celebration of his affection for his birth place with carefully selected works capturing the Hunter regions waterways together with beaches, lakes, and wetlands.
The show also features the new acquisition by John entitled ‘King Sun and the Hunter’.
From the Newcastle Gallery website:
‘This exhibition celebrates master painter and Australian living treasure, John Olsen OBE, AO.
Born in Newcastle in 1928, Olsen considers himself a Novocastrian and in November he returns home to curate an exhibition that captures the essence of his birthplace.
JOHN OLSEN: The City’s Son, features works personally chosen by the artist that reflect his affection for Newcastle and the Hunter region’s waterways; the beaches, harbour, lake, river and wetlands. Describing the works of art selected as ‘going coastal’ they resonate with the city’s relaxed culture and lifestyle heart. Importantly, the exhibition will showcase 35 works of art from the Gallery’s collection including ceramics, prints and paintings spanning 1954 -1992.
The exhibition also unveils a major new work celebrating Newcastle and the Hunter region.