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Olsen's creative legacy crosses generations

WISH Magazine, The Australian
Milanda Rout
3 May 2019

Two more generations of artists are following in the footsteps of patriarch John Olsen - and they're not shy when it comes to giving each other feedback.

"Your grand-père is going to be watching!? booms John Olsen to his 20-year-old granddaughter Camille Olsen-Ormandy as the pair pore over an art book and discuss the importance of learning to draw. Laughter erupts from one of Australia??s greatest living artists, as it does from his daughter Louise Olsen and her husband, Stephen Ormandy, the co-founders of Dinosaur Designs and artists in their own right. ??No pressure, no pressure,? quips Louise. ??He is watching, he is watching us all!?

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Philjames: Modern Masters

Vault Magazine
Tai Mitsuj
October, 2017

Pop culture and high art are unexpected sparring partners in the work of Philjames. Vault checks in with the Sydney artist whose practice owes as much to Tyler Durden as it does to Marcel Duchamp.

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Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 20th anniversary

Art Guide
Steve Dow
11 April, 2018

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship turns 20 this year and Steve Dow took this opportunity to talk to three recipients, Tom Polo, Mitch Cairns and Sally Anderson, about travelling to Paris and the impact of the scholarship on their painting practices.

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Alan Jones | Dobell Drawing Prize


Congratulations to OLSEN Gallery artist Alan Jones whose work The Fire Trail 1 has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Dobell Drawing Prize.

A Fine Feathered Fascination

Domain Prestige
Elicia Murray
17 April



OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate Jacqui Stockdale on the selection of her work Duel of the Mount 1 as a finalist in the prestigious Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize ? the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia.

The Art of Colour

Inside out Magazine
Karlie Verkerk
April, 2019

You can introduce colour to your home in so many different ways, but one strong piece of art will make the most impact. We talk to eight of our favourite Australian artists to find out how colour influences their work.

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Journey through landscape where real meets imagined

March 2019

OLSEN Gallery artist George Byrne appears in The Daily Telegraph. 



Sally Anderson and Alan Jones' work is currently on display at S.H. Ervin Gallery as part of the The Whiteley at 20: Twenty Years of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.? The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was established by Ms Beryl Whiteley who generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, to provide young painters the opportunity to travel to Paris and explore Europe in order to develop their artistic practice.? Since its inception in 1999, 20 young painters have followed in the footsteps if Brett Whiteley who won the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship in 1959. The exhibition features works of the 20 scholarship winning artists, many of whom are well-known, alongside those of Brett Whiteley. Presented with the support of the Art Gallery of New South Wales through the Beryl Whiteley Bequest.

PAUL DAVIES Centennial Gifts: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection at Laguna Art Museum

March 2019

OLSEN Gallery artist Paul Davies' work Landscape in open-plan is on show at the Laguna Art Museum group exhibition Centennial Gifts: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection March 3 - May 27, 2019. This is the first exhibition to be shown in the museum's newly remodeled lower-level galleries. 



OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate Marie Hagerty on her selection as a finalist of the 2019 Guiruis New Art Prize. "Administered by Federation University Australia, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat the Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) is generously sponsored by local surgeon and philanthropist, Mr Mark Guirguis. In its fourth iteration, GNAP19 promises to inspire and surprise audiences with a bold mix and unique snapshot of Australian art created by artists selected from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Reflecting a myriad of historical and contemporary influences, artists explore ideas ranging from Australian cultural and social history, self-portraiture, identity and transformation, to a humorous perspective on skullduggery and office culture and theories surrounding the fourth dimension, expressed through diverse media including sculpture, video, painting, textiles, ceramics and installation. GNAP19 is presented at FedUni's Post Office Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat." To view available works by Marie Hagerty click here.

The Painter's Palette

Country Style
Victoria Carey
March 2019

Artist Zoe Young is inspired by everyday life at her home in NSW's Southern Highlands. 

Locale: Paul Davies in Los Angeles

Alison Kubler
Isssue 25 | February to April 2019

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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

Based in LA, George Byrne was born and bred Sydney and says that since he began exhibiting with Woollahra's OLSEN Gallery three years ago, ??my experience of coming home has been completely transformed. I feel a part of things more. I love coming home.?

I spoke to the artist in Clovelly, reclining in the glow of a post-coastal walk and swim and on the day he is set to open his show, Post Truth at OLSEN.

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George Byrne's L.A.

Frankie Magazine
February 2019

Sure, there are plenty of beautiful and famous people roaming the streets of L.A., but have you seen the parking lots in that city? Australian-born, now L.A.-based photographer George Byrne sees plenty of magic in the city??s mundane pit stops. Whether he??s pointing his camera at a brightly-painted emergency door or an old petrol station, George??s snaps prove just how photogenic bricks and concrete can be.

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In Focus: George Byrne

Assembly Label

In his latest exhibition Post Truth, George Byrne combines his vivid depictions of the American landscape with abstract elements to blur the line between fantasy and reality. To coincide with his new body of work, we spoke with the Sydney-born, LA-based artist about his creative process and life in the city of angels.

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Post Truth: George Byrne at Sydney's Olsen Gallery

RUSSH Magazine
February 2019

Where California oasis meets the daily downtown daydream. Sydney-born, L.A.-based artist George Byrne showcases his new exhibition, Post Truth, at The Olsen Gallery, Woollahra. Demonstrating how a relocation to California transformed his unique photographic eye, the exhibition combines his signature captures of urban American landscape, blended with abstract painting techniques. Side by side the two mediums prove electric, a vision of Byrne??s everyday existence where the mundane becomes neon, highlighting how creativity can allow you to fluidly cross the line between reality and fantasy.

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Spot The Difference

The Australian Financial Review
February 2019

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Congratulations to Stephen Bird for his selection as a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize 2019

February 2019

Congratulations to Stephen Bird who is to be exhibited in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019. Bird is one of the 44 selected, finalists for the $25,000 Acquisitive Award. The Perry Prize Exhibition of Finalists 2019 at the Adelaide Perry Gallery.

In hiding 2017 Watercolour on paper 57 x 76.5 cm (Stephen Birds Work exhibited in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2018)For more information, visit their website here.