John Olsen | Jonathan Delafield Cook | Preview

As we eagerly await the John Olsen and Jonathan Delafield Cook exhibitions, opening 11 December 2013, the works can be previewed in our upstairs gallery at Olsen Irwin 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra. John Olsen’s vibrant works on paper juxtapose the still, calmness of Jonathan Delafield Cook’s charcoal depictions beautifully. With the works hanging tentatively until the official installation begins on Monday, please do feel free to visit the gallery for a sneak peek!

John Olsen
Recent Works
Dec 11 – 23 and 7 – 25 January

Jonathan Delafield Cook
New Drawings
11 – 23 December and 7 – 25 January

Olsen Irwin
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra
Mon 12-5, Tues to Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5



Olsen Irwin | Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture

Olsen Irwin‘s Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture gallery has undergone some cosmetic changes over recent weeks. We officially launched the new look space on Saturday 30 November 2013. The launch coincided with the opening of the summer survey exhibition ‘Regroup – Works under $5000‘, featuring new work by Olsen Irwin artists such as Camie Lyons, Andrew Taylor, and Guy Warren. Saturday’s event was kindly sponsored by Handpicked Wines, who kept the Italian prosecco and Australian wines flowing. View a few photos from the event after the jump.

In 2014 our Queen Street gallery will be forging ahead with an exciting exhibition schedule of artist solo exhibitions and curated group shows. Already on the roster for solo exhibitions in 2014 are Paul Ryan, Angus McDonald, Jo Bertini and Luke Sciberras.

Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm
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John Olsen Osborne Samuel | Exhibition Opening

John Olsen‘s exhibition at London’s Osborne Samuel gallery was opened by Australian comedian Barry Humphries to large crowds and positive reviews. Although John Olsen was unfortunately unable to attend, his infectious enthusiasm and vibrancy was conveyed to the gallery via a recorded video message. The exhibition of new works on paper coincides with the Royal Academy of Arts ‘Australia’ exhibition, featuring Olsen’s ‘Sydney Sun‘. The Osborne Samuel exhibition catalogue can be viewed online here.

John Olsen; New Paintings
3 – 26 October 2013

Osborne Samuel
23a Bruton Street
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John Olsen, Tropical Lilypond, 2013, Mixed media on French cotton paper, 80 x 100cm


John Olsen, Desert flowers, 2013, Mixed media on French cotton paper, 80 x 100cm

Images of the exhibition opening courtesy of Rex Irwin and the Osborne Samuel blog.


Ann Thomson | Studio Visit

Feeling very inspired after morning tea with Ann Thomson in her Waverly studio. Ann’s studio is the ultimate artist’s haven – brimming with work, paint, pastels and all things creative. A great insight into the process that goes into creating her paintings, works on paper and sculptures.

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Works on Paper | Extended Hours


Works on Paper, 40 Queen Street, Woollahra

Olsen Irwin’s Works on Paper, Small Works and Sculpture space is now open from 11am til 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. We are located just around the corner from the main gallery at 40 Queen Street, Woollahra.