John Olsen Instagram Competition | Winner


John Olsen, Evolution, 2013, Limited edition etching, $1200, proceeds go to UNSW’s College of Fine Arts

Suzanne Gorman is the lucky winner the Olsen Irwin instagram competition to win the limited edition John Olsen ‘Evolution‘ etching! Her Instagram picture of the freshly unwrapped David Band work was selected by art advisor and consultant Fiona McIntosh as the winner. Entrants were asked to instagram a photo of an artwork in their home or from a visit to a gallery – all entries can be viewed on instagram with the hashtag #olsengifttocofa. A big thanks to all who took part. You can also follow Olsen Irwin on Instagram @olsenirwingallery.

In association with master print maker Michael Kempson, John Olsen has produced the limited edition ‘Evolution‘ etching that would normally retail for $3,800. At just $1,200 with proceeds going to UNSW’s College of Fine Art – this generous offer is also great value for the customer. Click to purchase a edition here.


Suzanne Gorman’s winning instagram photo of her newly purchased David Band work


John Olsen | Royal Academy of Arts London

John Olsen’s ‘Sydney Sun’ will feature as a major centerpiece in the Royal Academy of the Arts‘ ‘Australia‘ exhibition opening September 21 in London. The work from 1965 is on loan from it’s home at the National Gallery of Australia and will be part of the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50 years. Joining ‘Sydney Sun’ will be iconic Australian works from artists such as Fred Williams, Sidney Nolan, Rover Thomas, John Brack and Arthur Boyd. The exhibition will be a chronological journey through the history of Australian art movements, starting with Aboriginal art up to contemporary Australian works.

The iconic work ‘Sydney Sun‘ is available to purchase as a signed limited edition fine art reproduction, 107.5 x 142cm for $4,275. The work is printed using pigmented ink on watercolour paper and personally signed and titled by John Olsen. There are only a limited number of editions remaining so be sure to get in quickly. Contact madeleine@olsengallery.com for more information.


John Olsen, Sydney Sun, 1965 – available as limited edition fine art reproduction, 107.5 x 142cm, $4,275


John Olsen signing limited edition prints