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Current Exhibition


John Olsen


Collectors Show

13 October – 4 November

John Olsen (b.1928) is one of Australia’s most significant artists and his works are represented in the National Gallery of Australia, state and regional galleries and numerous national and international private collections. Olsen’s work has a spiritual quality and an intense engagement with the Australian landscape. He has a unique sense of line and colour often incorporating plants, birds and animals, and describes his approach to painting as ‘taking the line for a holiday’. He says: ‘It's really an interrogatory line, you know: I'm asking a question. The line says 'Move me this way,' and I say 'Yes? Really? Okay.’