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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. 



MARIE HAGERTY FINALIST IN THE 2019 GUIRGUIS NEW ART PRIZE

2019

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. 

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Vault
Alison Kubler
Isssue 25 | February to April 2019

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LOCALE: PAUL DAVIES

VAULT ISSUE 25
2019




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.‚?Ě

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
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: Post Truth

Australian Traveller
Culture | What's on
February 2019

GEORGE BYRNE: POST TRUTH

OLSEN GALLERY , SYDNEY, NSW

Presenting a new series of works by the Sydney-born LA-based artist that reassembles the American urban landscape in photographic collages of colour and form.

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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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George Byrne exhibits a new truth in Sydney this month

Vogue Living
YEONG SASSALL
04/02/19

As an Antipodean living in the complex urban sprawl that makes up Los Angeles, George Byrne is in a unique position to observe his borrowed hometown. The Sydney bred artist has made a name both locally and internationally for his pastel-painted landscapes of the City of Angels and he returns to Sydney this month to showcase a new collection. Currently exhibiting a new body of work,"Post Truth," at Woollahra's Olsen Gallery, Byrne returns to his photographic roots, but also embraces another medium: collage.

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George Byrne's Post Truth

Monster Children
Erin Bromhead
February 4, 2019

Sydney-born, LA-based photographer George Byrne has returned to our shores with his new exhibition, Post Truth.

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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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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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Olsen Ormandy: a creative force
Art Monthly, Issue 313
Michael Fitzgerald
Summer 2018-19

The oozing amoebic forms, fashioned from resin, that have become signature pieces from Sydney's Dinosaur Designs since the mid-1980s, always seemed to signal a desire to transform into something else. As have their City Art Institute-trained creators, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, who established the iconic brand with Liane Rossler in 1985. Now the pair's lesser-known artistic oeuvre, drawn from a shared 30-year studio practice and on display at the Newscastle Art Gallery until 17 February 2019, reveals a modernith aesthetic as seemingly simple and slippery as those early resin forms, moving from intimate and ethereal studies in watercolour and oil (Olsen) to tumescent totemic sculpture and three-dimensional collage (Ormandy).

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