11 June – 27 November 2021
National Art School, Darlinghurst
Goya’s Dog begins in Spain during the mid-1950’s when John Olsen experienced significant influences of Spanish culture, poetry and music. That time opened a door for the young, emerging Olsen to explore a darker, and perhaps a more vulnerable side, to his personality and experience. Olsen returned to Sydney and then back again to Spain in the mid-1960’s where his palette became dynamic and bold. The exhibition also features Olsen’s work from the '70s, '80s and '90s.
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Interview with the Artist
Interview with John Olsen in his studio prior to the opening of Goya's Dog exhibition at the National Art School.
JOHN OLSEN: GOYA'S DOG
Walkthrough of the exhibition John Olsen: Goya's Dog, showing until end November 2021.