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In Focus: George Byrne

Assembly Label
13.02.19

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.



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 | ARTIST PROFILE

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

2019

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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STEPHEN BIRD | BASTARD SON OF ROYAL DOULTON AT HAMILTON ART GALLERY

2018

  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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UNBROKEN

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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Andrew Taylor in vogue living

Vogue Living
2018

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. 



STEPHEN ORMANDY AND LOUISE OLSEN | NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY

Newcastle Art Galery
2018

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.   

 

WINNER MARGARET OLLEY COMMENDATION AWARD
Zoe Young
Winter Soundtrack // 99 Luftballoons, 2018 acrylic on Belgium linen 120 x 140cm