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Paul Ryan Happy Days On The Leisure Coast

26 February – 29 March
Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture

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Arts Abound

Sunday Style 2/3/2014

Thanks to its creative owners, a depression- era apartment flourishes as a quasi gallery.
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Robert Malherbe

Artist Profile ISSUE 26, 2014

ROBERT MALHERBE IS known for his lush style of painting.
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In my wardrobe: Paul Davies

The Sun Herald 26 January 2014
Georgina Safe

Artist Paul Davies
has a fascination with houses and architecture which he explores using
stencils and painting. He's dressed down and paint-splattered when
working in his Surry Hills studio, but come an exhibition opening,
Davies is always one of the best dressed artists. Currently based in
Sydney, where he is represented by Olsen Irwin gallery, Davies is moving
to Los Angeles next month, where his signature casual and understated
style will fit right in.

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Man Meets Horse

Tatler Home 2013
Violet Hudson

'Scuse me, but I've got a head of Christ here'. 'Right ho- just drop it
outside,' says a cheerful Nic Fiddian-Green to the white-van man
delivering an enormous sculpture. We are standing in his freezing- cold,
rickety Surrey studio. "It's a converted sheep-shearing shed,' he tells
me. "When I first moved in, there were rotting carcasses everywhere.'
The face of God incarnate being delivered isn't the oddest thing that
happens during our meeting. Gale-force winds are shaking the studio like
the tornado in The Wizard of Oz; 25-foot-tall horses's heads are dotted
around; and, at one point, the proceedings are interrupted by a vicar
coming in to bless the space.
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Two of Us

The Sydney Morning Herald October 19th, 2013
Rosamund Burton

Comedian and author Anh Do, 36, has forged a friendship with
award-winning painter Paul Ryan, 49, over their love of art and shared
understanding of the impact of absent fathers.
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Olsen's King Sun rises

The Age 30 July 2013
Dewi Cooke

Amid the glass walls and muted tones of Docklands' commercial building clusters, something vibrant and altogether more organic has risen. A quivering sun, its rays unfurling in orange, pink and splotches of green across an immense canvas (six by eight metres) was installed at the weekend under the watchful eye of its creator, famed Australian artist John Olsen.

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Save the date

Sydney Magazine 30 July 2013
Elissa Blake

Painter, sculptor and installation artist Anthony Lister's art practice straddles two worlds. The first is the shadowy world of street art, of which he is an acknowledged master among those in the know. The second is that of London's white-cube art galleries, where he's regarded as one of the most sought-after young artists after being named among Australian Art Collector magazine's "Top 50 Most Collectable" list in 2010 and 2011. Originally from Brisbane, Lister grew up immersed in skateboard culture and, like his friend Banksy, he makes a point of leaving large-scale artworks in public spaces when he visits a city.
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Paul Ryan July 16th, 2013

Paul Ryan is an Illawara based painter and sculptor. Born in New Zealand, Ryan migrated to Australia in 1973. He studied at Wollongong TAFE and at the University of Wollongong. Ryan has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including ten times in the Archiblad Prize. Ryan has won a number of art prizes including the 2010 Paddington prize, 2012 Geelong Prize, and 2013 Bay of Fires Prize.
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Paul Ryan 'Wild Colonial Boys' at Olsen Irwin

art ALMANAC July 15th, 2013

Ryan, who has been nominated 10 times for the Archibald Prize, as well as several nominations for the Wynne and Sulman Prize, is one of Australia’s most prominent painters, having had regular solo exhibitions since 1988. He was the winner of the 2010 Paddington Art Prize for landscape.

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Sublime Modernism July 4, 2013
Philippa Daly

Paul Davies paints a house we all know. With its clean lines, simple proportions and defined angles, the house Davies depicts is textbook modernism- a building recognisable the world over. 
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The work of Peter Booth. An intuitive artist of uncompromising vision

Artist Profile July 2013
Steve Lopes

In his latest exhibition in Sydney, at Olsen Irwin gallery, Peter Booth was keen to show his drawings and works on paper together, echoing important shows he has earlier in his career at Pinacotheca Gallery Melbourne, where unframed works were pinned to the walls. This simple style of presentation added to the immediacy of the works, making them accessible to the view in a very intimate and tactile way.
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Salute the Sun

Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum June 24 2013
Ali Gripper

In his twilight years, John Olsen is taking on one of the biggest challenges of his career. Ali Gripper steps inside his studio to find an exuberant tribute to the Australian landscape.
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The Pace. Tales from Influential Men

Men's Style Winter 2013. Issue #55
Michael Pickering

Inspired by artists such as David Hockney and Jeffrey Smart, the Sydney artist's work is based on abandoned architecture.
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Life, captured

Australian Financial Review June 7 2013
Lisa Carapiet-Fanous

Paul Davies is not interested in painting people. Instead, architecture and landscapes are the stars of his work, but that doesn’t mean his paintings lack life.
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Beaux Arts

Vogue Living June 2013

After a three month residency at Paris's Cite Internationale des Arts, Sydney-based artist Paul Davies is returning to Australia with a new exhibition. Davies used stencil and other techniques to create Flattening Sublime, a series of studies of Le Corbusier's modernist icon Villa Savoye in Poissy, France. Olsen Irwin Gallery, Woollahra NSW 5-23 June;
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