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Michelle Cawthorn visiting scholar and artist in residence at ANU School of Art and Design, CanberraOctober 2019
Tim Summerton Collab with Four Pillars Christmas GinOctober 2019
OLSEN Gallery artist Tim Summerton has collaborated with Four Pillars Gin on the label for the annual release of their Australian Christmas Gin. His artwork Flame Trees features on this years bottle. To read more about the story click here.
Jacqui Stockdale | Finalist in Bowness Photography Prize at the MGAOctober 2019
OLSEN Gallery artist Jacqui Stockdale is a finalist in the 2019 Bowness Photography Prize with her work Duel of the Mount 1.
The Bowness Photography Prize has become an important survey of contemporary photographic practice and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, providing Australian artists with the opportunity to exhibit at one of Australia's leading public galleries. Since 2017 the prize has been acquisitive and the $30,000 cash prize awarded to the winner ensures that it continues to provide a significant boost to an artist's career. The Sotheby's Australia People's Choice Award has been doubled this year from $2,500 to $5,000.
The shortlist for the 2019 Bowness Photography Prize reveals artists continued fascination with exploring and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, embracing its capacity to explore a diversity of voices and perspectives.
The exhibition will run from 5 October - 17 November 2019, at the Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150.
Hollywood Reporter 'First Look inside soho warehouse in downtown LA'October 2019
"The membership club's third West Coast outpost offers a gym, bedrooms and ? at long last ? a rooftop pool. Soho House members will finally be able to bask by the pool in Los Angeles or stay the night at their favorite hangout. The exclusive club is drawing back the curtains on its third West Coast location, known as Soho Warehouse, in downtown Los Angeles. With it comes three new additions not available at its other L.A. outposts: bedrooms, a rooftop pool and a gym... Australian artist Paul Davies, now based in L.A., created this large-format painting for the top floor. To the left hangs a photograph of the artwork in progress that shows Davies' feet to capture the artistic vibe of the venue." To read the full article click here._view online (external link)
In Focus: George ByrneAssembly Label
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._view online (external link)
George Byrne Post Truth
Artist Julian Meagher On Creating Through The Parenting FogThe Design Files
Julian Meagher, Beejal Patel and Lucian (2) will celebrate the arrival of baby number in just two months time, after the launch of his exhibition The Space Into Bicheno with Olsen Gallery at Sydney Contemporary this week!
Creativity was pulsing through their home in Sydney’s Surry Hills, when we recently chatted to Julian about creating through the parenting fog.
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Julian Meagher The Space into Bicheno II
Ghosts of the past: The art of Julian Meagher, Sophie Cape, Chris Langlois and Alan JonesAndrew McIlroy
2 October 2019
The Eveleigh Railway Workshops once an imposing symbol of modernity speaks to another time. The vast old wrought iron roof sheltered and brought together hundreds of workers – hardened men from Sydney’s gritty inner suburbs, newly arrived migrants and indigenous peoples from neighbouring Redfern. Despite the harsh, choking conditions working on heavy steam powered rail machinery presents, those that endured spoke of its heart and soul, of forged friendships that would last a lifetime.
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Good Food in PicturesGood Food Guide
1 October 2019
National writer Callan Boys has delves deep into the archives to bring you this collection of photographs and memories celebrating Sydney's rich restaurant history, documented over almost four decades in the Good Food Guide._Click here to download PDF
Leila Jeffreys is a leading Australian contemporary artist, who began documenting birds in photographic portraiture back in 2008. Leila is able to capture impeccable detail in her subjects, abstracting them from their natural environment and inviting the viewer to confront them in a more personable way._continue reading
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Leila Jeffreys High Society
Giles Alexander Joins Olsen GalleryArt Collector
Giles Alexander joins Olsen Gallery, September 2019
Mosman Art Prize | finalists sally anderson, philjames, matthew johnson and james mcgrathSeptember 2019
OLSEN Gallery congratulates Sally Anderson, Philjames, Matthew Johnson and James McGrath on their selection as finalists for Mosman Art Prize, 2019.
Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.
As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.
The Mosman Art Prize will run from Wednesday 11 September - Sunday 27 October at Mosman Art Gallery.
Mclean Edwards | Winner of 2019 King's School Art PrizeSeptember 2019
OLSEN Gallery congratulates McLean Edwards, winner of this years prestigious King's School Art Prize with Dining In, 2019 (pictured). Now in its twenty-fifth year, The King's School Art Prize has been awarded to some of Australia's leading contemporary artists.
The King's Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the artist judged the best contemporary artwork, created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.
Congratulations to OLSEN Gallery artists Chris Langlois and James McGrath who were also selected as finalists in this years prize.
The Lives of Celestials | John Young Zerunge at Hawthorn Arts Centre, MelbourneSeptember 2019
Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of significant figures of the Chinese diaspora in Australia, exploring important events in Chinese-Australian history from the 1840s onwards. Re-interpreted memories are distilled into large-scale installations of chalk drawings, photographs, video works and paintings. A culmination of 3 recent History Projects by the artist, this exhibition reflects on the forces of survival, memory and otherness that continue to shape Australia's contemporary social context. The Lives of Celestials is on display at Hawthorne Art Centre Sat 31 August 2019, until Sun 20 October 2019.
Focus on Photography: 7 Not-To-Be-Missed Solo Shows in New YorkGalerie Magazine
September 18, 2019
Contemporary photography is a major focus of the city’s September shows._continue reading
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George Byrne Exit Vision
Luke Storrier | Finalist in Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize2019
Congratulations to Luke Storrier who has been selected as a finalist for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for his work Burnt Stick, 2019, mixed media, 17 x 38.5 x 11 cm (pictured). The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 43 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 19th annual Prize and exhibition. The 2019 finalist group includes artists from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom highlighting the Prize's growing international reputation.
The innovative submissions ? each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension were selected from 634 entries by a judging panel comprised of Professor Ross Harley, Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and UNSW Chair of Arts and Culture, Louise Herron AM, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House, and Design and Architecture advocate, broadcaster, author and comedian, Tim Ross.
You can visit the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: 12 October - 3 November 2019 Weekdays: 9am - 5pm Weekends: 10am - 4pm Woollahra Council 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay, NSW