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Dive Right Into LA's Candy-Coloured Sublime At George Byrne's Latest Show

Urban List
Emma O'Neill
11 Feb 2019

Dive Right Into LA’s Candy-Coloured Sublime At George Byrne’s Latest Show

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George Byrne Post Truth


Artist Profile
February 2019

LA-based Australian artist George Byrne creates photographic abstractions of urban geometry. Through his cubist approach to form and line, Byrne reassembles the American cityscape into ascetic compilations of colour and shape. Artist Profile caught up with the artist while he was in Sydney for his show "Post Truth" at Olsen Gallery.

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George Byrne Post Truth

Congratulations to Alan Jones for his Selection as a Finalist in The Dobell Drawing Prize


Alan Jones has been selected as a finalist in the 2019?Dobell Drawing Prize for his work 'The Fire Trail No.1', 2018. The National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation will present the?Dobell Drawing Prize?in March 2019. The new biennial Prize will be presented at NAS Gallery.   

The Fire Trail No.1 (2018) pigment print on cotton rag?41 x 45cm

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Jacqui Stockdale at Artbar

February 2019

On Friday 1st of Feburary Jacqui Stockdale was a guest artist at the MCA Art Bar.
Lara Merrett had curated a vibrant, artist-driven evening of art, music and performance.
The evening was called Things We Do Together - "all about community and coming together with your fellow neighbour. Grab the opportunity to be a part of a performance - collect a lock or key at the door and find your other half throughout the night." 
Jacqui Stockdale cut silhouettes freehand with scissors, in the traditional portrait style that was very popular before photography was invented. The audience was enticed to sit for 10 minutes to have their profile rendered out of a piece of black paper. Each portrait will be added to the collection of heads and displayed in the pop-up studio as part of the performance.

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UNSW alumni Olsen and Ormandy stepping forward as the artists they are

UNSW, Art & Design
9 January 2019

Louise Olsen recalls drawing with lipsticks during one of her first art classes as a young child. 

Her parents, award-winning painter John Olsen and artist Valerie Strong, ran The Bakery Art School in Paddington, and Louise remembers attending the “quite exuberant” life drawing classes.

“I remember in one class, my dad said, ‘Look at this kid’s drawing’ and I was feeling so proud of myself because there were all of these big students, all drawing around me,” the UNSW alumna and Dinosaur Designs co-creator says.

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Olsen Ormandy: a creative force



  Stephen?Bird's Bastard Son of Royal Doulton exhibition Woollongong Art Gallery touring exhibition will be showing at Hamilton Gallery in Victoria. For the full catalogue please click here              

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2018 Art Basel Guide To The Best Events You Won't Easily Find

The Aspiring Gentleman
Andrew Nackton
December 3, 2018

Miami??s 2018 Art Basel festival is upon us this starting this week which just so happens to be where we live. That makes us self-proclaimed ??Art Basel Experts? and now it??s time to listen up. We??re not going to send you to anything not worthy of an ??Aspiring Gentleman??. Take notes and fill up you 2018 Art Basel schedule wisely.

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Kevin Bourgeois Wall of Sound


Belle Property Magazine
Margaret Quilter
Issue 22 | 2018

Sophie Cape’s unusual path to life as an artist is also her biggest asset.

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Sophie Cape Maelstrom

Andrew Taylor in vogue living

Vogue Living

Andrew Taylor's house features in this month?s Vogue Living. For the full article click here.

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Michelle Cawthorn selected as finalist for inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award

November 2018

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Victoria.
Held every three years, the inaugural $30,000 Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award has been established to showcase Australian artists who work in the medium of watercolour. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest, by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this Bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, Splash presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways:
The Award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

Featured work: Golden Hole - (left) - 1000 + extra ball 2018 pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, liquid graphite, indian ink, acrylic on paper 79 x 79cm
Exhibition dates:
1 December 2018 to 17 March 2019

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for her selection as a finalist in Fischer Ghost Award

November 25, 2018

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 Fischer Ghost Award. The Fisher's Ghost Art Award is now in its 55th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Award coincides with Campbelltown's annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost. 

Featured work: The Bubbler - Jackpot 2018 pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, iquid graphite, Indian ink and acrylic on Hahnem?hle paper 158 x 216 cm

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for her selection as a Bundanon Artist-in-Residence

November 2018

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a 2019 Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence. The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. The residency is hosted in a purpose-built studio in Shoalhaven River on the south coast of New South Wales. Each year around 350 artists are chosen for the Residency program. 


Newcastle Art Galery

Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen are showing at Newcastle Gallery from 17 November 2018 - 17 February 2019. OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force


Features individual pieces from each artist alongside pieces made especially for this exhibition. 

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Soho House DTLA Warehouse to Feature Original Paul Davies Mural

The Hollywood Reporter
Jordan Riefe
October 19, 2018

Paul Davies is selected to paint a 17x7 foot mural at the Soho House's new DTLA Warehouse set to open in spring 2019.

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Paul Davies

Soho House magazine
Charlotte Steinway
October 2018

Paul Davies, LA-based Australian artist known for his Modernist houses and bold landscapes. 

ZOE YOUNG Mosman Art Prize Margaret Olley Award

September 2018

Congratulation to Zoe Young for winning the "Margaret Olley" award at the Mosman Art Prize. This years judge was Cressida Campbell and here is her Judges report.   


Zoe Young
Winter Soundtrack // 99 Luftballoons, 2018 acrylic on Belgium linen 120 x 140cm


W Editors Blog
Timothy McCahill
May 2, 2011

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September 2018

OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate Chris Langlois for his work Oratunga that has been selected as a finalist in the Tattersalls Art Prize. Chris Langlois' upcoming solo exhibition will run from the 10th to the 28th of October at OLSEN Gallery Sydney. 

Feature work: Chris Langlois, Oratunga, 2018 | oil on linen | 120 x 120 cm

Claudia Damichi | SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2018

September 1, 2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2018 'Always on the dancefloor' by Claudia Damichi at The Old Clare Hotel with Olsen Gallery, Sydney As part of Sydney Contemporary's 2018 program, Always on the dancefloor by Claudia Damichi is an installation of multiple adhesive fine art prints applied to The Old Clare Hotel entrance doorways. Always on the dancefloor is an exciting extension of Damichi's paintings that explore the intersection of art, architecture and design. This new installation work for the Sydney Contemporary is multi-modular in design and composed entirely in response to the site.  Always on the dancefloor carries on Damichi's long standing interest in the abstract work of Mondrian, Delaunay, Kandinsky and the relationship between colour and music. As a disco child of the 70s, her work pops and slides as it plays into the site, adding colour and movement, bringing a sense of the dance floor to the industrial building landscape.

Claudia Damichi will also present a new series of paintings and wall works at Olsen Gallery Annex in October.

Paul Davies | Laguna Art Museum

September 2018

Paul Davies work "Landscape in Open-plan" has been acquired by the Laguna Art Museum in California.