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Louise Olsen Holds Her First Ever Solo Exhibition

The Design Files
March 4 2020

The co-founder of Dinosaur Designs lets the world in on another of her mind boggling artistic talents!

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Louise Olsen Pollination

Jacqui Stockdale

Artist Profile
Nur Shkembi
February 2020

Melbourne-based artist Jacqui Stockdale works across photography, drawing, painting, collage and performance to explore the disparate and overlooked histories of Australia. Through archetypal characters, symbolism and carefully researched theatrical settings, costumes, and props including live animals, Stockdale focuses her lens on the female narratives of the past in the hope of shedding some light on the fraught issues of Australia as a nation in the present.

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Laura Jones 'Arcadia'

March 2020

Arcadia by Laura Jones opens at Glasshouse, Port Macquarie 6 March at 6pm. The exhibition will run from 7 March – 19 April 2020.

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Yaritji Tingila Young Is Leading The Way For The Next Generation Of Indigenous Artists

The Design Files
Sally Tabart
March 4 2020

Yaritji Tingila Young’s award-winning artwork is immediately captivating. She is a leader and director of Tjala Arts, an Aboriginal owned and governed business where truly incredible work is created. Stories and culture are passed down to the next generation here, and artists are able to generate income on their own terms. It’s such an important place for the community, and Yaritji Tingila is a huge part of that.

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My First Great Love

The Wentworth Courier
Tess Durack
27 February 2020

Dinosaur Designs' Louise Olsen first love was painting and she's preparing for her first solo show

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Louise Olsen Pollination

Paul Davies Works Aquired by Geelong Gallery

February 2020

Geelong Gallery have just acquired works from the series of sunlight photograms Paul Davies made on residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Westin Phoenix, Arizona.


These works were made outdoors under direct sunlight and have also been acquired by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.




Louise Olsen to silence the naysayers with solo show

Sydney Morning Herald
Linda Morris
21 February, 2020

In art school, Louise Olsen kept herself in paints selling colourful t-shirts and resin jewellery at Paddington Markets, heeding the work ethic of her father, the celebrated artist, John Olsen whose creed was: "Be lovers, not others, be givers, not takers, us Olsens are workers."

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Louise Olsen Pollination

The Ned Kelly legend as you have never seen it

The Age
Nick Miller
February 21, 2020

You don’t get much more Australian than this. Ned Kelly’s girlfriend, riding Phar Lap, which has just deposited a pile of golden nuggets.

Melbourne artist Jacqui Stockdale gets that it’s funny. It’s intended to be.

 But look again, she says.

“I’ve called it Such is Love. She’s a message. I don’t want to use the word powerful. But it’s absurd. Ned Kelly’s absurd. This is summing up Australia.”

 

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‘The Golden Days’ Paul Davies solo show at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

7 February - 22 March 2020

 

Paul Davies is an Australian-born, Los Angeles - based artist whose work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration. These boundaries and relationships are illustrated through Davies' process, which combines painting, stencilling, photography and sculpture. The Golden Days reflects on the connection between Los Angeles, California, and Hill End, NSW, through an exploration of landscape and notions of ‘gold rush’ in the context of historical and present day meaning.

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The Office

Belle Magazine
February 2020

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'The world's most hopeless art heist': Sydney artist's bushfire relief painting stolen

Sydney Morning Herald
Sally Rawsthorne
14/02/2020

A painting by a celebrated Sydney artist stolen from a Mascot business while the paint was still wet has been recovered.

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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

Geelong acquisition news

February 2020

Geelong Gallery have acquired works by Paul Davies from a series of sunlight photograms made on residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Westin Phoenix, Arizona.


These works were made outdoors under direct sunlight and have also been acquired by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.




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Paul Davies West Site Stories

'The world's most hopeless art heist': Sydney artist's bushfire relief painting stolen

Sydney Morning Herald
Sally Rawsthorne
11/02/2020

A celebrated Sydney artist whose still wet painting was stolen from a business in Mascot last week hopes the thief is caught red-handed.

Painter Laura Jones had just finished an 81 x 61cm oil canvas of Australian native flowers that was to be auctioned for bushfire relief when she took it to a business in Mascot to be photographed ahead of the National Art School's Home: Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser on Wednesday.

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Paul Davies

Artist Profile
Andrew Frost
February 2020

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50 Things Collectors Love

Art Collector
Paul Davies
By 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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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