Chris Langlois, Caroline Rannersberger and Paul Ryan | Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting

Work by Chris Langlois, Caroline Rannersberger and Paul Ryan will be included in an exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting, brings together 25 leading Australian painters in an investigation of landscape painting.

“For some of the artists, the subject of landscape originates from a cultural and spiritual attachment to place or an urban sensibility to a changing environment. While for others, the landscape provides a vehicle for the exploration of self, responses to the historical aspect of landscape and a relationship with nature.” – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Sublime Point: The Landscape in Painting
11 October – 30 November 2014
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway Gymea, NSW


Caroline Rannersberger, Sunset Bay Towards Hartz, 2013, oil on belgian linen, 3 x 202 x 71cm


Chris Langlois, Weather System (Tasman Sea) no.9, 2014, oil on linen, 137 x 122cm


Paul Ryan, Sublime North Sublime South, 2014, oil on linen, 72 x 122cm


Sophie Cape, Anh Do, Robert Malherbe, Paul Ryan | Paddington Art Prize Finalists 2014

Four artists from the Olsen Irwin stable have been selected as finalists in the Paddington Art Prize this year. The works of Paul Ryan, Robert Malherbe, Sophie Cape and Anh Do will be on show between the 11th and 21st of October.

Established in 2004, The Paddington Art Prize is a painting prize that encourages the landscape as a truly contemporary genre. Given the great tradition of landscape painting in Australia, the prize can be seen as an especially significant one for Australian artists.

The Paddington Art Prize
Saturday, October 11 – Tuesday, October 21
111 – 113 Queen Street Woollahra, NSW 2025. Entrence via Dorhauer Lane

Opening Night – Wednesday October 15 6pm – 8pm



Robert Malherbe, Landscape III, oil on linen, 66 x 56cm



Paul Ryan, Morning of the Earth, oil on linen, 81 x 143cm




Anh Do, Jindabyne Morning, oil on canvas, 152 x 102cm


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Sophie Cape, Glacial Furnace, bitumen, ink, oil, acrylic, soil and etching on paper, 90 x 120cm



Chris Langlois | Studio Visit

On a recent visit to Chris Langlois‘ studio we previewed his most recent work for the upcoming exhibition at Olsen Irwin, Weather Systems. Greeted by Langlois’ two bumbling pugaliers, Langlois shows us to his studio, adjoining his home in Sydney’s northern beaches. The works for the upcoming show are vast land-, sea- and skyscapes, meticulously painted in Langlois’ signature style.

“These paintings depict landscape that is emptied of persons and his objects, a world altered and neglected by man, an inverse romanticism. They are either placed in or on the edge of the emptiness or show it viewed from afar and explore the nothingness that depicts space. I prefer a landscape that is meloncholic, reflective of the human mind, a space that I create and that can be solitarily explored.

Painting for me involves landscape and I explore that theme, however, my use of landscape is not to depict place, rather, a tool or vehicle to draw the viewers’ own relationship with place. My paintings generally are cinematic, empty and vague so as to engulf the viewer. I wish to effect the viewer in the same way music washes over you and leads you through a maze of experience, not a literal journey, not a story, but an attempt to bring the viewer to an emotional state.

This exhibition is a continuation of those themes that I have explored, of painting landscape and depicting the space and the effect it has on us.”

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Chris Langlois (b. 1969) is admired for his exquisite land and seascapes that are often described as embodying the sublime. Born in Gosford, he went on to study painting and drawing at the University of Newcastle. Langlois has widely exhibited since 1989 and has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on a number of occasions. In 1990 he was joint winner the Maitland Tertiary Art Prize at Maitland Art Gallery. In 2010 he won the prestigious Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize at the Gold Coast Art Gallery in Queensland, and earlier that same year was runner up of the Tattersall’s Landscape Art prize.

Over a 14 month period during 2013-2014, a major survey that exhibits the highlights over a ten year period between 2003 to 2013 is touring regional galleries throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Points in Time features more than 30 works exploring Chris’s signature themes of the romantic, melancholy and beauty. Accompanying the exhibition is a 112 page book that illustrates the same period in more detail as well as essays by the curators Katherine Roberts and Simon Gregg.

His works form part of many important public and private collections both in Australia and internationally. Chris currently lives and works in Avalon, NSW.    LangloisStudio_May2014_9 LangloisStudio_May2014_10 LangloisStudio_May2014_11 LangloisStudio_May2014_12 LangloisStudio_May2014_13 LangloisStudio_May2014_16Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025


Chris Langlois | Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Chris Langlois‘ touring exhibition Points in Time is now open at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. The exhibition features a comprehensive survey of Langlois’ work completed over the past decade.

Described by Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery as, “… one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists, renowned for his rigorous technique and powerful imagery.”, Langlois’ sublime sea- and landscapes are complimented by his more abstract, yet equally refined works.

Curated by Katherine Roberts and Simon Gregg, the exhibition is a joint initiative of Manly Art Gallery and Museum and Gippsland Art Gallery and will travel to another two galleries in 2014.

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Chris Langlois
Points in Time
6 June – 20 July 2014

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street
Booragul NSW 2284

Points in Time:
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August – 14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October – 16 November 2014

Olsen Irwin will also host an exhibition of Langlois’ new work from 20 August to 7 September 2014.

Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025


Chris Langlois | Points in Time | Touring Exhibition

The work of contemporary landscape artist Chris Langlois is being celebrated with a major touring survey ‘Points in Time‘ now on the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and will tour 6 of Australia’s best regional galleries in 2013 and 2014.

Art Almanac recently featured a review of Langlois’ work and the exhibition saying, “… his painting has oscillated from pure abstraction to relatively literal landscapes. Yet certain qualities have remained consistent: subtle use of light and space, meticulous command of paint, and a desire to work within a limited, but ever-changing, palette of tones and colours that has been his trademark since he discovered Whistler as a young man.” – Steve Meacham, Art Almanac

In the documentary below, Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.

Chris Langlois
Points in Time

Manly Art Gallery & Museum NSW:  6 September—4 November 2013
Gippsland Art Gallery VIC:  18 January—10 March 2014
Hamilton Art Gallery VIC:  28 March—18 May 2014
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW:  6 June—20 July 2014
Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD:  2 August—14 September 2014
Orange Regional Gallery NSW:  3 October—16 November 2014


Chris Langlois, Waterfield no 5, oil on linen, 137 x 168cm, $18000


Sophie Cape | Mosman Art Gallery

Sophie Cape is taking part in Mosman Art Gallery‘s exhibition Middle Head: 33º 50’ S, 151º 14’ E. For the exhibition Mosman Art Gallery commissioned 15 artists to consider the foreshore landscape of Middle Head. Accompanying the exhibition is a range of events, including a master class with Sophie Cape – ‘Creating artworks through site exploration and interaction’. The workshop will encourage participants to engage with a site, not just through observation but also through interaction and the use of found materials – as Cape does in her own art practice. The master class will take place on Tuesday 22 October – book online here.

Mosman Art Gallery
Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road
Mosman 2088
Monday – Friday (except public holidays)
10am – 5pm

Middle Head: 33º 50’ S, 151º 14’ E
Mosman Art Gallery
7 September – 17 November 2013

Creating artworks through site exploration and interaction: a master class with Sophie Cape
Tuesday 22 October
10 am – 2pm
Book online here


Sophie Cape, Charcoal Mourning, 2013, Unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper, 88 x 118cm