John Olsen the you beaut country

Surveys the remarkable, seven-decade career of one of Australia’s most distinguished artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 10 March 2017 to Monday 12 June 2017

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday 27 October 2016.
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Born in Newcastle in 1928, John Olsen became widely known for his energetic and distinctive painting style and his lyrical depictions of the landscape and its life-forms.

John Olsen: the you beaut country encompasses the artist’s formative years in Sydney and Europe, and his return to Australia and development of a spectacular and idiosyncratic vision of the landscape.

An Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Victoria exhibition, this is the most comprehensive display ever mounted on Olsen’s work, and includes paintings, ceramics, tapestries and works on paper from collections across Australia.