08/21/14

Chris Langlois | Points in Time


Chris Langlois’ work is being celebrated with a major touring survey Points in Time now on the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and has already toured four regional galleries in 2013 and 2014. Points in Time will be on show at Gold Coast City Art Gallery until 14 September and will then travel to Orange Regional Gallery in October 2014 for it’s sixth and final stop.

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

Chris Langlois
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 are currently showing an exhibition of Chris Langlois’ new work, Weather Systems. Please join us for the opening this Saturday 2-4pm at 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra.

Chris Langlois
Weather Systems
20 August – 7 September 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

06/12/14

Noah Taylor | Weekend Arts | ABC Radio National

Noah Taylor will discuss his current exhibition of new works with ABC Radio National’s Melanie Tait on Saturday’s Weekend Arts programme. Tune into ABC Radio National this Saturday 14 June from 2-3pm.

ABC Radio National
Weekend Arts with Melanie Tait
Saturday 14 June 2014, 2-3pm

Noah Taylor
New Works
4 – 21 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra 2025 NSW
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06/5/14

Noah Taylor | New Works | Olsen Irwin

SONY DSCAfter a breakthrough role in the Australian coming of age film The Year My Voice Broke in 1987, Noah Taylor has gone on to become one of Australia’s biggest acting exports with lead roles in Shine, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Red Dog and the cult HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Despite his undeniable on-screen success, Taylor admits that acting was something he fell into as an adolescent and his passion lies with in fact with his drawing and painting practice.

Never formally trained as a painter, his simple ink on paper works recall an innate sense of innocence and naivety. These almost childlike figurative works are, however, corrupted by haunting imagery – a small figure on a horse being held up at gun point; dark figures in shadow readying their guns; an isolated and desolate landscape. The scenes and imagery appear as if from an unknown land, the beginning a new civilisation or a re-imagining of the past. There is also an underlying humour in Taylor’s work. One cannot help but smirk when confronted with the scene of a cat offering a supportive pat on the back.

Taylor draws from the subconscious, allowing his brush to intuitively form the bizarre and unsettling narratives. Noah Taylor’s works, although seemingly simple, leave a vivid, complex and – most certainly – a lasting impression.

Noah Taylor
New Works
Exhibition 4 – 21 June 2014
To be opened by Claudia Karvan 7 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
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05/22/14

Noah Taylor | New Works

Noah Taylor discussing his highly successful exhibition with Olsen Irwin in Jan 2013. Taylor describes his works as “… little frozen scenes from a story.” – Noah Taylor

By drawing from the subconscious, Taylor allows his brush to intuitively form bizarre and unsettling narratives. Taylor’s works, although seemingly simple, leave a vivid, complex and – most certainly – a lasting impression.

Taylor’s new works on paper will be exhibited in the Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture Gallery from 4 – 21 June 2014. The exhibition will be opened by Claudia Karvan on Saturday 7 June 2 – 4pm.

Noah Taylor
New Works
To be opened by Claudia Karvan, Saturday 7 June 2 – 4pm
Exhibition 4 – 21 June 2014

Olsen Irwin
Works on Paper, Small Painting and Sculpture
40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

05/1/14

Marie Hagerty | Peter Vandermark | The Art Life

Marie Hagerty and Peter Vandermark‘s current exhibition of New Works at Olsen Irwin has been featured on The Art Life.

“Though they’ve always worked separately in respective painting and sculpture practices, this show demonstrates ample connection through their use of colour, shape and shared influence. At the same it juxtaposes contrasting perspectives – with Hagerty’s curvy, overlapping, semi-abstracted images surprisingly living in harmony with Vandermark’s straight edged, geometric style.” – Sharne Wolff, The Art Life

Read the article here on The Art Life.

Marie Hagerty and Peter Vandermark
New Works
16 April – 4 May

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

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Marie Hagerty, 3 Plane girls II, 2014, collage on paper, 56 x 77cm

03/5/14

Robert Malherbe | Artist Profile

Robert Malherbe is known for his lush style of painting. His works breeze through the picture plane, reflecting an accomplished and confident artist with an eye for the visually engaging” – A. J. Edwards, Artist Profile

Artist Profile‘s A. J. Edwards previews the works of Robert Malherbe for his exhibition ‘What’s There is There’ at Olsen Irwin. Reflecting on the ardent ‘sculpting’ of paint, Edwards states “… [Malherbe] believes that if you work quickly, the painting will have a greater freshness, and perhaps more serendipitous happenings will occur as paint and lines mix, merge and spontaneously happen” – A. J. Edwards, Artist Profile

Robert Malherbe
What’s There is There
Opening Saturday 8 March 2-4pm
Exhibition  5 – 23 March 2014

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

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11/13/13

Nic Fiddian-Green | New Works


Nic Fiddian-Green‘s current exhibition at Olsen Irwin has been captured in a stunning film by director Robert Scott. Scott was so taken with the exhibition, he was even inspired to compose a piece of music for the film, which ” I hope reflects the power and fragility of these beautiful works.” – Robert Scott.

Fiddian-Green’s New Works are on display at Olsen Irwin until 17 November 2013.

Nic Fiddian-Green
New Works
30 October – 17 November 2013

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra 2025 NSW

09/17/13

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.

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

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John Olsen signing limited edition prints

08/20/13

Martine Emdur | Design Addicts Platform

Design Addicts Platform have written a lovely piece on Martine Emdur‘s new work.

‘Just as clouds disintegrate and re-form, water is in a constant state of renewal and restless movement. Into this realm Emdur plunges bodies and creates a subterranean theatre where silence replaces time and ambiguity is a constant.’ – Design Addict Platform

Click over to Design Addicts Platform to read the whole entry.

Martine Emdur‘s exhibition of new works is opening at Olsen Irwin next Wednesday 28 August and will run until 15 September. All available works can be viewed here on our website.

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Martine Emdur, Secret, 2013, Oil on linen, 170 x 310cm, $72,500

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Martine Emdur, You’re the Bomb, 2013, Oil on linen, 183 x 244cm, $55,000