Leila Jeffreys | Interview With Yellowtrace

Online design publication Yellowtrace have recently featured Leila Jeffreys on their website with an interview. Leila talks about the personal significance of her practice as well as some of the ideas behind her latest exhibition Prey, currently on show at Olsen Irwin.

“Prey is a celebration of what makes Australia special and is a reminder that one of our biggest assets soars in the skies above us.” – Leila Jeffreys

To read the interview, click here

Leila Jeffreys
13 – 28 September
Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra, NSW, Australia, 2025

'Dexter' White Bellied Sea Eagleblog

Leila Jeffreys, ‘Dexter’ White Bellied Sea Eagle, 2014, fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper,
112 x 89cm

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Leila Jeffreys, ‘Trinity’ Brown Goshawk, 2014, fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 112 x 89cm

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Sophie Cape | In conversation with Richard Morecroft

Watch Sophie Cape in conversation with broadcaster Richard Morecroft discussing the exhibition Shadows of White – From Shaolin to Everest. The event was hosted on Saturday 19 July 2014, the final day of Sophie Cape’s 2014 exhibition at Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture.


Tamara Dean | Chrysalis Magazine

ChrysalisMag1Tamara Dean discusses her artistic practice with Yie Sandison in the current issue of Chrysalis Magazine.

“I visualise my work almost like it’s a piece of music. It might start in a particular way and then it builds – it still remains the same piece of music but you add to it so it becomes a richer piece.” – Tamara Dean, Chrysalis Magazine

Read the entire interview online here.


Jan Frank | Art in America

Olsen Irwin artist, Jan Frank, discusses his most recent exhibition at Nahmad Contemporary with Art in America’s Raphael Rubenstein. The exhibition features Frank’s works on paper in response to John Chamberlain’s sculpture practice. Both Frank’s works on paper and a single Chamberlain sculpture are exhibited together to form a thought provoking exhibition.

“A show currently on view at New York gallery Nahmad Contemporary (through July 26) demonstrates that Chamberlain’s painted-metal sculptures can also connect with the medium of drawing, especially when the drawings have been made with Chamberlain’s work in mind. In the exhibition a single classic Chamberlain sculpture titled Gangster of Love (1985) is surrounded by “Crushed,” a series of 32 abstract, mostly linear, black-ink drawings made in 2011 by Amsterdam-born, New York-based artist Jan Frank.” – Raphael Rubenstein, Art in America

Read the interview in full here on the Art in America website.



Tamara Dean | 2ser Radio

Tamara Dean has been included in the So(hot)right(now) list of 20 influential emerging female artists, art workers and creative practitioners, who will shape Australian arts in 2020!

Tune in to 2SER – 107.3FM this Saturday 12-1pm to hear Tamara Dean on air with So(Hot)Right(Now)‘s with Jess Scully.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the list of 20 influential creative women is, “A list of 20 women we consider to be influential in thearts, nationally – artists and curators and producers and cultural leaders – women who are making great work and a difference now, and people who we expect will be well-and-truly running the show by 2020.” – So(Hot)Right(Now)

So(Hot)Right(Now) with Jess Scully
2SER – 107.3FM
12 – 1pm
Saturday 8 March 2014


Tamara Dean, Claire, 2013, Photograph on archival cotton rag paper, 75 x 100cm


John Olsen | ABC The Art of Australia

Be sure to tune into ABC1 tonight at 8:30 for the final episode of ‘The Art of Australia‘ featuring Australian great, John Olsen. The three part series presented by Edmund Capon, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1978 until 2011, depicts the history of Australia through its art and artists. In the final episode ‘Beyond Australia’, Capon takes a closer look at John Olsen‘s 1960 work ‘Spanish Encounter‘ and sits down for an interview the artist.

Catch up on the first two episodes of ‘The Art in Australia’ here.

The Art of Australia
Episode 3: Beyond Australia
Tuesday 5 November – 8:30pm


Image credit: David Loftus


Cressida Campbell | The Design Files

The Design Files have featured a stunning interview with Cressida Campbell in her Waverly studio. An absolute must read – Cressida details the laborious yet rewarding process of completing one of her unique woodblock prints, tells of local inspiration and even gives away her best kept Sydney secrets.

“Cressida Campbell is nothing short of a master in her field – her breathtakingly detailed works are highly collectable, and are held in some of the most prestigious public collections in the world, from the National Gallery of Australia to the British Museum.” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

For more beautiful images and the whole interview – click here.


The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.


The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.


The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.


The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.


Stephen Bird | Ceramic Review

Cover“Sometimes disturbing, often complex, and always richly layered with imagery, Stephen Bird’s plate and platter forms depict allegorical tales, contemporary world events, and personal histories juxtaposed in unnerving and unsettling ways.” – Annie Woodford, Ceramic Review UK

Stephen Bird spoke with Annie Woodford of Ceramic Review about the themes behind his most recent body of work and his multi-disciplinary approach. As a formally trained painter using ceramics as his canvas, Bird describes his work as “where 2D and 3D collide.”

Click here to read the whole interview.

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