JOHN OLSEN: The City's Son

5 November 2016 - 19 February 2017
10am to 5pm Tue to Sun, 7 days during school holidays

This exhibition celebrates master painter and Australian living treasure, John Olsen OBE, AO.

Born in Newcastle in 1928, Olsen considers himself a Novocastrian and has returned home to curate an exhibition that captures the essence of his birthplace. 

JOHN OLSEN: The City’s Son, features works personally chosen by the artist that reflect his affection for Newcastle and the Hunter region’s waterways; the beaches, harbour, lake, river and wetlands. Describing the works of art selected as ‘going coastal’ they resonate with the city’s relaxed culture and lifestyle heart. Importantly, the exhibition will showcase 35 works of art from the Gallery’s collection including ceramics, prints and paintings spanning 1954 -1992.

The exhibition also unveils a major new work celebrating Newcastle and the Hunter region - King Sun & the Hunter 2016.

An exhibition brochure is available for purchase in the Gallery Shop and a free children’s art trail accompanies this exhibition.

Related Documents:
Apr 2016 Media release: Artist John Olsen to create a new work for Newcastle & the Hunter  
Oct 2016 Media release: JOHN OLSEN: The City's Son celebrates the art of a master painter and his birthplace  
 Our Hunter River: Unique school art experience: EOI Form
 JOHN OLSEN: The City's Son exhibition poster
 JOHN OLSEN: The City's Son exhibition catalogue
 JOHN OLSEN: The City's Son Children's Art Trail

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