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VODcasts (video on demand)

Olsen Irwin is delighted to announce the launch of Art Encounter and Artist InSight Series. These are DVDs featuring Olsen Irwin artists, discussing their work and artistic practice.The Olsen Irwin Artist series of vodcasts (video on demand) continues the gallery's commitment to facilitating access to art and artists.

Artist Encounters

Sophie Cape in conversation with Richard Morecroft, July 2014

Sophie Cape in conversation with broadcaster Richard Morecroft discussing the exhibition 'Shadows of White - From Shaolin to Everest'.      » view Video     

The King Sun: John Olsen, ABC

"What I am trying to do is to get the life of the sun, the energy of the sun, the intrusiveness of the sun. Without that form of energy there is no life." - John Olsen

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Noah Taylor 'New Works' Exhibition Opening, June 2014

Claudia Karvan opened Noah Taylor's exhibition of new works at Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture on Saturday 7 June 2014.     » view Video     

The Sky Still Breaks

The Sydney based painter is well known for his subject matter surrounding modern day masculinity. Using oils as if they were delicate watercolours, this new body of work emerged from a chance encounter with a scuba diver hunting for discarded longnecks that litter Sydney Harbour.
Director Roma D'Arrietta's promo, shot in the artist's studio, responds to Meagher's interest in the Australian male psyche's position in the shadow of the bottle.    » view Video     

John Olsen - King Sun 7:30

"At 85 years young, John Olsen may have created one of his most monumental paintings in a physically-demanding project, complete with dramatic health scare, that has re-energised him." - 7:30, ABC

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Chris Langlois - Points in Time

The work of contemporary landscape artist Chris Langlois is being celebrated with a major touring survey ‘Points in Time‘. The exhibition was developed by Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum and will tour 6 of Australia’s best regional galleries in 2013 and 2014. In this documentary, filmed for the exhibition, Langlois shares his thoughts on his work and the exhibition – giving insight into his concepts, working process and studio.

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Nic Fiddian-Green New Works 2013

Nic Fiddian-Green‘s current exhibition at Olsen Irwin has been captured in a stunning film by director Robert Scott. Scott was so taken with the exhibition, he was even inspired to compose a piece of music for the film, which ” I hope reflects the power and fragility of these beautiful works.” – Robert Scott.

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Polychromatism. The Art of Stephen Ormandy

“Polychromatism. The art of Stephen Ormandy” directed by Mario Sanasi takes us into Stephen Ormandy’s studio and gives us direct insight into his work, process and techniques.

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Olsen Irwin Video - Paul Davies "Flattening Sublime" exhibition drawings slideshow

“The studio was a 10-minute walk from Notre Dame so every morning I would get up, get a coffee and walk over to Notre Dame and sketch, or sketch in the street. It was such a fantastic experience."

Paul Davies discussing the sketches in his latest show in Lisa Carapiet-Fanous' article, 'Life, captured' (Australian Financial Review, June 7, 2013
 
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Noah Taylor - Artist Encounters

Noah Taylor gives an indepth look into his inspirations and his imagination behind his highly successful exhibition in 2013

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ABC '7.30 Report' featuring Jo Bertini

As flooding rains top up rivers running through the arid heart of the continent all the way to Lake Eyre tourists are flocking to witness the rare occurrence. Artist Jo Bertini recounts her experiences with a landscape that constantly inspires and excites.    » view Video     

John Olsen relives love of Lake Eyre, ABC 7.30 Report

John Olsen, Australia's greatest living painter talks to the ABC 7.30 report about his latest body of work Lake Eyre - The Desert Sea, Ruminations on a Empty Landscape. This latest collection of watercolours, a very personal reflection of an ever-changing landscape that Olsen has visited since the 1970's, depicts the results of the recent flooding to the area and the new life that follows. This episode features interviews John Olsen, his gallerist-son Tim Olsen, grandson James and two young artists Luke Sciberras and Guy Maestri fly across the Lake as well as an interview by Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.     » view Video     

Tim Olsen on John Olsen 'Culinaria'

We are blessed with the deliciously tasty Culinaria - The Cuisine of the Sun. An explosive feast that celebrates life and the human experience. Tim Olsen reflects on John Olsen's latest exhibition.     » view Video     

Art Nation, featuring John Olsen and the exhibition Culinaria with Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein

This Art Nation episode features John Olsen and the exhibition Culinaria with Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein.    » view Video     

Arts Sunday with Guy Maestri

2009 Archibald Prize winner, Guy Maestri talk to ABC1 Sunday Arts. An intimate discussion of his work and process from within his studio. Examines his early aspirations, the Archibald win, and the direction his work is taking. Includes interviews the artist's father and fellow studio artist, Celia Gullett.     » view Video     

Sunday with Andrew Taylor

US based Australian artist Andrew Taylor talks to Chanel Nine's 'Sunday' program about his exhibition 'Inside/ Outside', his first show with the Tim Olsen Gallery in 2007.  Esteemed curator Nick Waterlow and gallery owner Tim Olsen discuss the Eastern sensibility inherent in his painting.  Taylor also explains his motivation to evoke stillness in his artmaking in a rapidly moving world where digital images flood our vision.     » view Video     

An Interview with Michael Johnson

Internationally recognised abstract painter talks to Tim Olsen about the inspiration and the unique language employed in his recent work.  Includes archival footage of Johnson experimenting with pigments in the landscape and rare glimpses into his Sydney studio.    » view Video     

Tim Summerton Opening 2008

Tim Summerton's paintings are rendered from observations of the landscape, scenes from coastal dunes near Seal Rocks in Northern NSW and Victoria’s Wilson’s Promontory; as well as Kangaroo vallery in the Southern Highlands of NSW. In a much anticpiated exhibition at Tim Olsen Gallery in August 2008, Tim Summerton talks to Tim Olsen about his journeys and inspiration to paint the Australian landscape.    » view Video    » Order full DVD

Paul Davies 2008

Paul Davies has dedicated the past five years to refining subjects based on the distinctive use of architectural facades and interiors; inspired by bold colours and minimal designs prevalent in 1970s modernism. Prior to his 2008 exhibition at Tim Olsen Gallery, Paul Davies talks to Tim Olsen about his work and inspiration, from his Surry Hills studio through to his opening night.    » view Video    » Order full DVD

Philip Hunter - Lines in the Dirt

John Olsen opens the critically acclaimed Philip Hunter 2008 exhibition. Olsen praises the quality of the painting and comments on Hunter’s position as the head of the new guard of artists re-interpreting our response to the land.     » view Video     

Luke Sciberras - ABC 7.30 Report

Luke Sciberras talks to the ABC 7.30 Report about his work and inspiration. Includes footage at his latest opening, interviews with Luke and the artist at work.     » view Video    » Order full DVD

John Olsen - Australia's Wandering Minstral

Channel 9 Sunday Program - This wonderful documentary produced by Catherine Hunter and presented by Max Cullen investigates John's enduring passion for the Australian landscape. John revisits Lake Eyre after many years with artist and friend Tim Storrier and discusses his deep love for the desert.    » view Video     

Artist InSight Series

John Olsen - A Salute to Sydney

John Olsen's exhibition 'Salute to Sydney: Olsen at Eighty' opened to tremendous acclaim in November 2007 and signalled the official opening of the new Tim Olsen Gallery on Jersey Rd. Tim hosted a red carpet gala event that was attended by many Olsen devotees together with notable artists, actors, writers and television personalities.    » view Video    John Olsen's exhibition 'Salute to Sydney: Olsen at Eighty' opened to tremendous acclaim in November 2007 and signalled the official opening of the new Tim Olsen Gallery on Jersey Rd. Tim hosted a red carpet gala event that was attended by many Olsen devotees together with notable artists, actors, writers and television personalities. » view Video     
Filmed and edited by Noah Hutchison of artcine.com.au

Philip Hunter FLATLANDS

Melbourne based artist Philip Hunter discusses with Tracee Hutchison his unique interpretation of and relationship with the Australian landscape. Hunter draws his inspiration from Wimmera, in North – Western Victoria where he grew up.    » view Video    Melbourne based artist Philip Hunter discusses with Tracee Hutchison his unique interpretation of and relationship with the Australian landscape. Hunter draws his inspiration from Wimmera, in North – Western Victoria where he grew up. » view Video    » Order full DVD
Filmed and edited by Noah Hutchison of artcine.com.au

David Larwill 2007

David Larwill has emerged as one of Australia's most distinctive contemporary artists. His style of populating his paintings with stylised human figures and animals, his use of child like forms and the occasional inclusion of slogans, gives his work a naive quality. Excerpt only. Full interview DVD available from the Gallery.     » view Video    David Larwill has emerged as one of Australia's most distinctive contemporary artists. His style of populating his paintings with stylised human figures and animals, his use of child like forms and the occasional inclusion of slogans, gives his work a naive quality. Excerpt only. Full interview DVD available from the Gallery. » view Video    » Order full DVD
Filmed and edited by Noah Hutchison of artcine.com.au

Jo Bertini a desert within

The first in a series of interviews by Gallery Director, Tim Olsen. In this episode, Tim visits the studio of Sydney artist, Jo Bertini, and discovers an insight into her art, her inspiration and passion for the desert landscape. Excerpt only featured. Full DVD available from the Gallery.     » view Video    The first in a series of interviews by Gallery Director, Tim Olsen. In this episode, Tim visits the studio of Sydney artist, Jo Bertini, and discovers an insight into her art, her inspiration and passion for the desert landscape. Excerpt only featured. Full DVD available from the Gallery. » view Video     
Filmed and edited by Noah Hutchison of artcine.com.au

Tim Olsen Gallery

Tim Olsen at Coco Republic on Collecting Art

Tim Olsen talks in Coco Republic's popular lecture series on collecting art.  Olsen provides some great insights into forming a collection, what to look for and some traps to avoid.     » view Video     

Tim Olsen talks with Maggie Tabberer

The Biography Channel

Maggie Tabberer in her landmark series Maggie... At Home visits the homes of various Australian celebrities and to discuss their lives, careers, tragedies, and triumphs.  In this episode Tim Olsen speaks candidly about his life, family and collecting art.     » view Video     
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