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Cover: Louise Olsen Dream Garden 2, 2018 oil on linen 180 x 200 cm

OLSEN ORMANDY 20 March – 14 April 2019 Exhibition Opening 20 March 6 – 8pm 2019

a fascination with balance and the relationship between being bold and the sensitivity I have of the delicate. I’m constantly inspired by nature; there is a something beautiful about the things take to evolve and perfect in the natural world� Louise Olsen time

Louise Olsen Seed Pod, 2018 oil on linen 38 x 31cm

Stephen Ormandy Three AM, 2018 oil on linen 153 x 122 cm

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

Louise Olsen Passage, 2018 oli on linen 153 x 153 cm Opposite page: Stephen Ormandy Finger on the Trigger, 2018 oil on linen 198 x 153 cm

Louise Olsen Spring, 2018 oli on linen 36 x 36 cm

Stephen Ormandy Low Profile, 2018 oil on linen 153 x 122 cm

Louise Olsen Dream Garden 1, 2018 oli on linen 180 x 200 cm

Louise Olsen Floating, 2018 oli on linen 51 x 41 cm

Stephen Ormandy Sumo, 2018 oil on linen 198 x 168 cm

Stephen Ormandy Budgies, 2018 oil on linen 153 x 122 cm

Louise Olsen Moving Mountains 1, 2018 oil on linen 151 x 200 cm

Louise Olsen Moving Mountains 2, 2018 oil on linen 151 x 200 cm

Louise Olsen Empty and Full, 2018 oil on linen 152 x 182 cm

Louise Olsen Seed Wind, 2018 oil on linen 38.5 x 38.5 cm

Louise Olsen Banksia, 2018 oil on linen 25 x 25 cm



Bachelor of Fine Arts, City Art Institute now College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 1985 Post Graduate year, City Art Institute now College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 1986



Olsen Gruin New York Survey Exhibition Olsen Ormandy Hazelhurst Regional Gallery


Olsen Gallery Sydney. Ideography Olsen Ormandy Bega Regional Gallery Sydney Contemporary art fair Olsen Irwin gallery


Olsen Irwin Gallery Art15 London


Digital Organic, Olsen Irwin Olsen Ormandy, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Small works- A group exhibition, Olsen Irwin, Gallery Sydney On the table: Still lives, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney


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


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


'Series 8' Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland


Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney


UNSW Alumni Award for outstanding achievements of UNSW alumni in the

area of Arts 2008

Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney. 2x2, Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney Leading Lights, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living, La Triennale di Milano Design Museum


Smartworks, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living, Object Gallery


Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living, Melbourne Museum


Survey exhibition toured to National Museum, Taipei & Art House, Singapore


Survey exhibition toured to Cairns Regional Gallery & Gallery of Art & Design, Bangkok


Survey exhibition toured to Melbourne Museum, Craftwest, Perth, & Craft Queensland


Major survey exhibition at Object Gallery as part of Sydney Festival Objects of Desire, Object Gallery Tokyo Designers Block, Sputnik


Design House, Felissimo, New York Ecologic, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Cloning Craft, Craft Victoria


Bejewelled, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne & Geelong Regional Art Gallery, Geelong


Accessory, Gallery 4A, Sydney 4 + 1, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney


Personal Effects/The Collective Unconscious, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


Cloning Craft, Craft Victoria


Local Heroes, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery


Australian Fashion: The Contemporary Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London The exhibition then toured to Japan, South Korea & Australia


Galaxy Gallery, Balmain


Post Graduate Show, Ivan Doughty Gallery, Sydney


Graduation Show Ivan Doughty Gallery sydney Arthaus Gallery, Sydney



National Gallery of Victoria

The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

Western Australian Art Gallery

Powerhouse Museum

Bega Regional Gallery Collection


Louise Olsen is an artist whose complementary practices in painting and sculpture inform her design work as Creative Director of Dinosaur Designs, one of one of Australia's leading design brands. She also runs her own eponymous label of precious metal jewellery and sculptures. Her designs have been exhibited in preeminent galleries around the world, from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. In 2016, Louise and Stephen Ormandy published ‘The Art of Dinosaur Designs’, a book that coincided with a travelling exhibition of works that has shown at The Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Bega Regional Gallery, Hazlehurst Art Gallery and Newcastle Art Gallery. Some of Louise’s pieces are also in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Louise and Stephen were commissioned to create an installation for Brisbane’s GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art), which resulted in the work, ‘Series 8’. She has created a vast array of Dinosaur Designs collections which are sold globally in stores such as Bergdorff Goodman, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, Selfridges and Net-A-Porter. In 2017 she and her partner Stephen Ormandy won the Best Accessories Designs award for Dinosaur Designs at the Australian Fashion Laureate Awards. She met her business and life partner Stephen Ormandy while studying at art school in Sydney. A graduate of The City Art Institute (now known as UNSW Art and Design), Louise has been sculpting, designing and creating for over thirty years, her work referencing the natural world. Louise plays an active part in the community by supporting organisations and people who make the world a beautiful place through art, helping those less fortunate or protecting endangered natural habitats, such as the ACF’s Rainforest protection programme, the WWF’s Gouldian Finch campaign and Get-Up’s campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef. She is also a proud supporter of Human Rights Watch and an ambassador for projectABLE, a careers initiative aimed at recruiting younger skilled workers into the disability sector. Louise has been a judge of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award, a global initiative supporting women’s empowerment, since 2014.

OLSEN ORMANDY 20 March – 14 April 2019 Exhibition Opening 20 March 6 – 8pm 2019

Profile for OLSEN Gallery


Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen new works


Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen new works