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Bleached: Laura Jones

The Guardian
Michael Slezak
30 December 2016

The artist says her undeniably sad portraits of bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef are about resilience: ‘It’s not a fragile delicate flower … it’s so important to be optimistic and do what we can to protect it’

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Laura Jones Bleached

NATIONAL BIRD WEEK WITH LEILA JEFFREYS

October 2016

Olsen Irwin would like to help Leila Jeffreys draw awareness to National Bird Week that falls between Monday 17 October and Sunday 23 October for 2016. 'The celebration of National Bird Week has its origins back in the early 1900s when 28 October was first designated by our predecessor, the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, as the first ?Bird Day?. BirdLife Australia organizes and promotes Bird Week with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts.' -BirdLife To help donate, please follow the link here

Leila Jeffreys 'Duke' Eastern Grass Owl no.2 (2014), fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 112 x 89cm, $2,750 (unframed), edition of 14 and 2 Artist Proofs.



Nicholas Harding Highly Commended in 2016 Wynne Prize

August 2016

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate Nicholas Harding on his High Commendation in the 2016 Wynne Prize.

Image: Nicholas Harding, Wilpena wattle 2016, oil on linen, 72.5 x 172.5 cm

Nicholas' work Wilpena wattle was awarded highly commended and will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until the 9th of October. Nicholas was also hung in this years Archibald prize for his portrait of Peter Weiss AO. To view available works by Nicholas Harding click here



STEPHEN BIRD OPENS AT THE SCOTTISH GALLERY

November 2016

Transported' by OLSEN artist Stephen Bird (alongside Rodger Law) open next week at The Scottish Gallery. ? Transported features work from Roger Law and Stephen Bird; spanning three continents and bringing together two very different visions of the world. All the work has been shipped from both China and Australia to be showcased in Edinburgh together for the first time.

 

TRANSPORTED | Roger Law & Stephen Bird 30 November ? 23 December 2016 Private View Tuesday 29 November 6:30 ? 8:30pm

To see further images of work available and to view the exhibition catalogue, please follow the link below: http://www.scottish-gallery.co.uk/transported



The Metaphysical erotic art of Alphachannelling

Juztapoz.com
November 2016

Alphachanneling is a Swiss-born American artist based out of Oakland, California whose erotic artwork is a testament to the metaphysical plane of sexuality, exploring the more unseen facets of sex rather than the physical. He refers to his own artwork as a "devotional prayer to the feminine principal."

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Alphachanneling (Summer Show)

SOPHIE CAPE AT CARRARA

October 2016

Sophie Cape's latest exhibition 'Montagne di marmo- drawings from the quarries of Carrara' is the result of an artist residency Cape took part in at Studio Nicoli (Carrara, Italy) in June, July, and August of 2016. Cape hiked into the quarries of Carrara daily at 4pm in the blazing heat to gather the dust and remnants of the marble cuttings to use in her works. 

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SON OF THE BRUSH

Vogue Australia
Tim Olsen
October 2016

John Olsen is one of Australia's greatest living artists. Here, his son, gallerist Tim Olsen, who helped curate a new retrospective, reflects on his bohemian childhood and gives a rare insight into his father's powerful ability and influenc. For Vogue Australia’s October 2016 issue, Olsen Irwin Director Tim Olsen, who helped curate his father John Olsen’s new retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria, reflects on his bohemian childhood and gives a rare insight into his father’s powerful ability and influence.
“In many ways, John’s paintings have the ability to distort and play with time.” – Tim Olsen



John Olsen: You Beaut Country exhibitino

Sydney Morning Herald
September 2016

Arguably Australia's greatest living artist, Olsen is about to launch his largest ever retrospective at the NGV.

John Olsen is known for his energetic painting style and masteful depiction of the Australian landscape...

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John Olsen's You Beaut country

ABC.net.au (late night live)
Presenter: Philip Adams
September 13, 2016

He is regarded as Australia's greatest living artist - for over 60 years John Olsen has been showing us new ways to look at the country's landscapes - from Hill End to Lake Eyre. At the opening of a retrospective of his paintings, murals, works on paper, ceramics and weavings at the National Gallery of Victoria, John Olsen sat down to talk to Phillip about his long, rich, colourful life.

This episode was first broadcast on September 13, 2016

Image: John Olsen, Phillip Adams, NGV Edge Theatre (Gail Boserio, RN)

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Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize Finalists

September 2016

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate our 4 finalists in the Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize; Alan Jones, Guy Warren, Kathryn Ryan and Paul Davies (feature image: Black Forrest)

The prize was judged on Tuesday, the judging panel comprised Chris Saines, Director Queensland Art Gallery and Goma, Dr Campbell Gray, Director University of Queensland Art Museum, Stella Downer, Art Consultant and judge of the Salon des Refus?s, and Ernie Ward, Tattersall?s Club Committee Member. The exhibition will hang in the Foyer at Waterfront Place for a public exhibition from Monday 12 September and concluding on Friday 23 September.

   

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John Olsen: at home with the Australian artist

The Sydney Morning Herald
Amanda Hooton
3 September 2016

Over lunch at his home in the NSW southern highlands, John Olsen shares with Amanda Hooton a lifetime of insights into landscape, poetry and painting.

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Mrs V Interviews James McGrath

The Style of Mrs V
Scarlett Vespa
26 May 2016

Scarlett Zola Vespa from The Style of Mrs V interviews Artist James McGrath about his art, his latest show at the Olsen Irwin Gallery and bringing family and art together

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LA Story

Vogue Australia
Sophie Tedmanson
May 2016

Blue skies ans bold colour evoke the brighter side of LA in the latest body of work by photographer George Byrne, who proves his gift for capturing beauty in the banal

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The quiet achiever

Vogue Australia
Sophie Tedmanson
May 2016

Meet the artist whose work crosses the lines between architecture and nature, painting and photography...

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Guy Warren show revisits his Archibald win, war service and childhood

The Australian
Scott Bevan
2 April 2016

Guy Warren is adamant. He wants us to paddle a canoe in Sydney’s Middle Harbour. We’ve been talking about it for months. The cautious in me had suggested we hire a boat. After all, he is on the cusp of turning 95. The adventurous in Warren insists on the canoe. He quotes his friend, fellow artist and the subject of his 1985 Archibald Prize-winning portrait, Bert Flugelman: “If in doubt, jump!” ...

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Stephen Bird: Bastard Son of Royal Doulton Exhibition

February 2016

The Wollongong Art Gallery has a touring exhibition celebrating the work of Olsen Irwin artist Stephen Bird.  

Stephen Bird ,White plate with smile and spoon 2014, clay, pigment, glaze, 22cm diameter, $1,100
Stephen Bird is most famous for his ceramic works that are a comical hybrid of forms and images. The title of the exhibition Stephen Bird Bastard Son of Royal Doulton is reflective of Bird?s irreverent and comical style. Many of Bird?s works are the in the form of figures or vessels such as teapots, tobacco jars and vases. Bird references traditional English Staffordshire pottery, such as Toby jugs, and inverts them.
Along with Bird's ceramic works the exhibition features works on paper and etchings. The exhibition runs from the 20 June - 25 October 2015 and then will travel to Tweed Regional Gallery, Cowra Regional Art Gallery and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. 



Andrew Taylor - Layers of Truth

Vogue Living Australia
Annemarie Kiely
March 2016

Artist Andrew Taylor sheds new light on his complex approach to life and the modern world's perception of the creative process...

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Meet The Erotic Artist Bringing Psychedelic Sex To Instagram

Huffingtonpost.com.au
Priscilla Frank
March 2016

A Bay Area artist who goes by the name of Alphachanneling has transformed his Instagram feed into a lush erotic jungle, teeming with vines, petals, bodies, leaves, flesh, and other all natural pleasures.

I've been following Alphachanneling for a while now. I love to get lost in the psychedelic wilds where bodies go to play and touch and engage in extreme, sometimes divine, pleasure. Until recently, I assumed the artist was a woman, probably due to the softness of the images, the way they buzz with goddess magic.

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Alphachanneling (Summer Show)

Artist-turned cult Instagrammer on how to capture LA in a square

Vogue Australia
Sophie Tedmanson
10 February 2016

George Byrne is a photographer, singer and celebrity sibling (his sister is the actress Rose), who has gained a cult following on Instagram for his starkly stunning photos of Los Angeles. He has returned to Sydney for his first solo exhibition – ‘Local Division’ at Olsen Irwin gallery, which opens today. Here, George explains the art of capturing LA in a square...

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Celebrate Australia Day with Olsen's epic landscape

Sydney Morning Herald
Janet Hawley
23 January 2016

"I'm not old, I'm just aged," Olsen says, beaming, as the sun glints on the lake which laps his studio and sprawling house in the NSW Southern Highlands.

"One great value in being aged is that it allows retrospective thinking. I can now look back at the changes in my lifetime through a mental telescope....

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