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Belle Magazine
February 2020

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Inside Olsen Gallery’s Summer Feast: a 2020 season preview

RUSSH
Victoria Pearson
14 February 2020

Refuge in beauty. In its light-filled home on Woollahra’s Jersey Road, Olsen Gallery (together with Communications Collective ) invited friends and artists to come together for a Summer Feast – a celebration of its 2020 program and group show featuring over 50 works from its artist stable.

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Collectivus A Summer Group Show

Paul Davies

Artist Profile
Andrew Frost
February 2020

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50 Things Collectors Love

Art Collector
Louise Martin-Chew
Jan – Mar 2020




McLean Edwards Artist Talk

OLSEN Gallery
June 2019

Artist Talk at OLSEN Gallery, Sydney with McLean Edwards 2019
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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McLean Edwards Everything Once

Julian Meagher Artist Talk

OLSEN Gallery
October 2019

Artist Talk at OLSEN Gallery, Sydney with Julian Meagher and Tim Olsen
Part 1 | Part 2

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Julian Meagher The Space into Bicheno II

Recent Works: in conversation with John Olsen

Russh
Genevieve Brannigan
20 December 2019

John Olsen, Australia’s most revered living artist, unveiled a suite of new works this month at his son’s Olsen Gallery. A formidable presence in the art world for over six decades, Olsen shows little sign of slowing down. Simply titled Recent Works, his new exhibition includes sprawling landscapes, nuanced studies of animal life and intimate paintings based on the artist’s passion for food and cooking. Now 91, Olsen is a painter who has forever changed how Australians see their country and its landscapes. After immersing himself in the art scenes of Paris and Spain, Olsen returned to Australia in 1960 – creating the first of his hugely influential works, based on a unique vision of the outback and its endless flux.

 

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John Olsen Recent Works

John Olsen

Artist Profile
Steve Lopes + Leo Robba
Issue 16, 2011

In his ninth decade, John Olsen’s legendary lust for life is as obvious as ever and so is his devotion to drawing, a practice that has underpinned his long and distinguished career. What is also evident when talking with Olsen is that his diverse life experiences have informed his approach to art. Memories of tough times during the Depression in the late 1920s, creative battles of a life spent dedicated to art, and the many wonderful people who have shared his world and great places he has visited are all deeply intertwined through his work. He is still looking outward, projecting what he sees and more importantly celebrating life - just as he did as a young boy growing up in Newcastle, discovering a passion for drawing.

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John Olsen Recent Works
limelightmagazine.com.au
Angus McPherson
December 20, 2019

Tim Olsen tells us about his father's latest exhibition, and why the 91-year-old Australian artist won't be found on the golf course.
John Olsen in the studio. Photo © Ken Redpath

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John Olsen Recent Works

Exhibition of New Works by Australian Photographic Artist Leila Jeffreys Opens at Olsen Gruin

Art Daily
Jose Villareal
December 19, 2019

Revisiting the world of the Budgerigar – the subject of her first solo exhibition some nine years ago – Leila Jeffreys’ High Society includes her signature large format portraits and sees her exploring new territory. 

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Leila Jeffreys High Society

Stephen Bird | National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design | Oslo

July 2013

Stephen Bird's ceramic works feature in 'Horizon - Landscapes, Ceramics and Print' currently showing at Norway's National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. The exhibition runs from 14 June?2013 to 23 February?2014.
"The exhibition 'Horizon - Landscapes, Ceramics and Print' is a visual narrative, illustrating the journey of landscapes, images and patterns through differing media to their realisation on the blue, black, pink, white tableware of The National Museum's Decorative Arts Collection." - Museum of Decorative Arts and Design




Life Cycle

Australian Financial Review Weekend
Michael Bailey
30th November 2019

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John Olsen Recent Works

Soho House's new Downtown L.A. Warehouse Does It All: From Hotel to Coworking Space to Dinner and Drinks

Fortune
Danielle Bernaby
November 24, 2019

The 25th property in Soho House & Co.’s elaborate portfolio, Soho Warehouse occupies a seven-story building in downtown Los Angeles dating back to 1916.

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Paul Davies six-by-18-foot acrylic painting at SOHO Warehouse LA

Fortune Magazine
November 26, 2019

OLSEN Gallery artist Paul Davies' six-by-18-foot commissioned painting is a feature of the Soho House's new downtown LA warehouse and coworking space. It features in Fortune online.   To read the article in full click here.

"A six-by-18-foot acrylic painting, topping cozy restaurant banquettes, depicts the backyard of a quintessential mid-century home; a long gander at it elicits a daydream of L.A.’s never-ending summer. “The home does not exist as it appears in the painting; instead it is a composite of modern homes I’ve photographed in Southern California,” says painter Paul Davies."



Stephen Ormandy X Hermès Collaboration

November 20, 2019

Hermès have collaborated with OLSEN Gallery artist Stephen Ormandy on a window display and brightly wrapped exterior for their City store at 135 Elizabeth St, Sydney.  




Anna-Wili Highfield on her artist practice, social media and her new exhibition Companions

Vogue
Jen Nurick
12 November 2019

Ahead of her exhibition, artist Anna-Wili Highfield chats to Vogue. 

Sydney-born artist Anna-Wili Highfield, who most recently showed her work at the Olsen Gruin Gallery in New York City, is gearing up for her first solo exhibition in an Australian commercial gallery.

The sculptor, who deploys materials like paper and wax to create animal and nature-inspired pieces, will present her exhibition Companions at the Olsen Gallery in Sydney’s Woollahra on Thursday, November 14.

Ahead of the exhibition, Vogue chatted to the artist whose commissions have transcended the art world (Highfield counts luxury fashion and jewellery houses Hermès and Tiffany & Co. as just some of her clients) about her inspirations, her interests in natural phenomena and what she’s working on next.

 

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Anna-Wili Highfield Companions

Bo Droga | Miami Dominoes has been selected as one of 26 Successful World Wide Street Art Projects

November 2019

"Public art has the power to reshape the way we experience our cities. We saw that time and again during my time as Mayor of New York City: art could remake streets and improve public safety, inspire people, draw in visitors, and enhance residents' quality of life," said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. When we combined our public art projects with our efforts to strengthen city infrastructure, through new public plazas or bike lanes, we created even safer, more vibrant streets for everyone. Now, we?re working to share our experience and enliven streets and plazas around the world."

- Michael R. Bloomberg

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg Associates have announced the Asphalt Art Initiative; 26 projects from around the world implemented in the past decade, showcasing the variety of successful ways to incorporate artwork on city streets and public infrastructure, including Bo Droga's Miami Dominoes. "My artwork "Miami Dominoes" is a site specific installation that aims at enhancing the concrete infrastructure of the underline metro rail near the University of Miami Metro Rail Station. For thousands of students, locals and visitors, the Rail Station is a critical gateway to access the university, their homes and the local business services, including shops, medical centers and much more. Unfortunately, the heavy concrete structure underneath the railway tracks is a real eye sore. My artwork "Miami Dominoes" offers to transform the concrete pylons into a visually fun, playful and thought provoking installation that celebrates creativity through the method of trompe l?oeil. Turning the concrete pylons into a set of Dominos game pieces, the thematic behind "Miami Dominoes" transcends all ages, all cultural and socio economic backgrounds. It will create an element of pride for the local neighborhood and will be enjoyed by the greater Miami community and visiting tourists."

- Bo Droga




Laura Jones calls Port Macquarie home for Glasshouse Artist in Residency program

Port Macquarie News
Laura Telford
19.08.19

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High Flying

Sydney Morning Herald 'Spectrum'
Neha Kale
October 12-13

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Michelle Cawthorn visiting scholar and artist in residence at ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra

October 2019

 OLSEN Gallery artist Michelle Cawthorn was a visiting scholar and artist in residence at the ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra from September 29 - October 13.