About

My work is born of the subconscious mind. I’m looking for vibration and rhythm, the play of line creating positive and negative space, searching for tonal balance through contrast or harmony, while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel.

 

Education
1985
Bachelor of Arts, College of Fine Arts,
University of New South Wales

1986 

Post Graduate year

Collections                                                          

Artbank                                                                      
The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation,    
Powerhouse Museum                                      
National Gallery of Victoria                                        
Art Gallery of Western Australia

Selected exhibitions

2017 

Olsen Ormandy Survey Show Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2016
PKM Gallery Seoul
Circuit 12 Contemporary Dallas
The Unit London

2015                                                                      
Sydney Contemporary Olsen Irwin                  
Sulman Art Prize finalist AGNSW                      
London Art Fair Olsen Irwin

2014
Digital Organic, Olsen Irwin
Olsen Ormandy: The art of Dinosaur Designs,
Karen Woodbury Melbourne        
Olsen Irwin, On the table: Still lives

2013
Sydney Contemporary Stand D103, Olsen Irwin
Regroup, Olsen Irwin Works on paper, small paintings and sculpture

2012
Polychromatism, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Tim Olsen Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair

2011  

series 8 GOMA Qld

2010
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2008
Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney.
2x2, Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney 2007 Freestyle, Object Gallery Sydney
Smart Works, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 2006 Freestyle, Melbourne Museum

2005
Dinosaur Designs Major Survey Exhibition, National Museum, Taipei Dinosaur Designs Major Survey Exhibition, Art House, Singapore

2004
Dinosaur Designs Major Survey Exhibition, Cairns Regional Gallery Tokyo Designers Block, Idee’

2003
Dinosaur Designs Major Survey Exhibition, Object Galleries, Sydney

2002
Dinosaur Designs Major Survey Exhibition, Melbourne Museum, Craftwest Gallery, Perth,
Craft Queensland, Brisbane and Spiral Gallery, Tokyo Objects of Desire, Object Gallery, Sydney
Tokyo Designers, Block, Sputnik

2001
Interiors, Object Gallery, Sydney Design House, Felissimo, New York
Ecologic, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2000
Bejeweled, Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne and Geelong Regional Art Gallery 1999 4+1, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
4A Gallery, Sydney

1998
Personal Effects/The Collective Unconscious, MCA Sydney
Milan Furniture Fair 1993 Seed, Gallery Japan

1992
Local Heroes, Ipswitch Regional Art Gallery

1990
Australia and the Contemporary Art of Dress, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 1989 Australia and the Contemporary Art of Dress, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1987 Galaxy Gallery, Balmain

1988

Galaxy Gallery Sydney

1986

Finalist Douglass Art Award Ivan Dougherty Gallery
Post Graduate Show, Ivan Doughty Gallery, Sydney

1985
Arthaus Gallery, Sydney 20x20 Show an exhibition of miniatures