07/10/14

Archibald and Wynne Prize | Finalists

Olsen Irwin are proud to announce finalists for the 2014 Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

Finalists in the Archibald Prize include Olsen Irwin artists Paul Ryan, Alan Jones, Julian Meagher and Anh Do. Wynne Prize finalists include Guy Maestri and Robert Malherbe.

2014 marks the 11th time Paul Ryan has been hung as a finalist in the Archibald Prize. Alan Jones was also shortlisted in 2013 with a portrait of Pat Corrigan AM. Anh Do and Julian Meagher are first time finalists in 2014.

Robert Malherbe will be hung as a finalist in the Wynne Prize for the 4th time. This will be Guy Maestri’s third year in a row as a finalist in the Wynne Prize. The annual Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture.

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate all finalists for this outstanding achievement. A full list of finalists can be viewed here on the Art Gallery of New South Wales website.

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Alan Jones, Adam, 2014, Oil and acrylic on linen, 171 x 156 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Anh Do, Father, Oil on canvas, 2014, 244 x 200 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Julian Meagher, John Waters – the clouds will cloud, 2014, Oil on linen, 71 x 55 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Paul Ryan, Rox, 2014, Oil on linen, 240 x 200cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

2014WYN_Maestri

Guy Maestri, East west cutting, 2014, Oil on linen, 184 x 225 cm – 2014 Wynne Prize Finalist

2014WYN_Malherbe

Robert Malherbe, The Domain after a storm, 2014, Oil on linen, 66 x 56cm – 2014 Wynne Prize Finalist

07/24/13

William Delafield Cook | Queens Birthday Honours List

William Delafield Cook, Farm, 2006-2011. 101.5 x 122cm

William Delafield Cook, Farm, 2006-2011. 101.5 x 122cm

Olsen Irwin are proud to announce that William Delafield Cook has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2013 Honours List for significant service to the visual arts as a realist painter of Australian landscapes.

Born 1936 in Melbourne, Delafield Cook has lived between Australia and the UK since 1962. Part of an artistically gifted family, his grandfather, also William Delafield Cook, was a painter associated with the Heidelberg School and his son Jonathan Delafield Cook is also a successful artist, represented by Olsen Irwin.

William Delafield Cook’s works are held in private and public collections world wide – including the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia.

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate all recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. A full list can be viewed here.