Slideshow

To view this slideshow of selected works by John Olsen from the exhibition John Olsen: the you beaut country, click on one of the small images first.

	Dry salvages 1956oil on hardboard119 × 90.9 cmArt Gallery of New South WalesGift of Mrs EM Gardiner in memory of her daughter Marie Gardiner 1972© John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
  • 	Dry salvages 1956oil on hardboard119 × 90.9 cmArt Gallery of New South WalesGift of Mrs EM Gardiner in memory of her daughter Marie Gardiner 1972© John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
  • 	Spanish encounter 1960triptych: oil on hardboardtriptych: 183 × 366 cm Art Gallery of New South WalesPurchased 1960© AGNSW
  • 	Journey into the you beaut country No. 1 1961oil on composition board152.2 × 121.4 cmNational Gallery of Victoria, MelbournePurchased 1961© John Olsen
  • 	Journey into the you beaut country No. 2 1961oil on composition board185.8 × 124.2 cmQueensland Art Gallery, BrisbaneAcquired 1961, HC Richards Memorial Prize (winning entry)© John Olsen
  • 	Summer in the you beaut country 1962oil on composition board, (a-c) 393.4 × 431 cm (overall)National Gallery of Victoria, MelbournePresented through the Art Foundation of Victoria by Frank McDonald, Fellow, 1978© John Olsen
  • 	Five bells 1963oil on hardboard 264.5 × 274 cm boardArt Gallery of New South WalesPurchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1999© John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
  • 	Entrance to the seaport of desire 1964synthetic polymer paint on canvas166.3 × 212 cmArt Gallery of New South WalesGift of Mrs MA McGrath 1968© John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
  • 	Sydney Sun (or King Sun) 1965oil on composition board 307 × 412.5 cm overallNational Gallery of Australia, CanberraPurchased with funds from the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2000© John Olsen
  • 	Chasing bird landscape 1969The Westpac Corporate Art Collection, Sydney© John Olsen
  • 	Pied Beauty 1969oil on composition board121.8 × 134 cmArt Gallery of South Australia, AdelaideSouth Australian Government Grant 1969© John Olsen
  • 	Kitchen by the sea 1971synthetic polymer paint on plywood182.5 × 229 cmInstitute of Early Childhood Education Art Collection, Macquarie University, Sydney© John Olsen
  • 	The Simpson Desert approaching the void 1976oil on canvas151.5 × 136.4 cmQueensland University of Technology Art Collection, BrisbanePurchased 1976© John Olsen
  • 	Nightfall, when wattle stains the doubting heart 1980oil on canvas167 × 167 cm Art Gallery of New South WalesPurchased 1981© John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
  • 	Golden summer, Clarendon 1983oil on hardboard182.5 × 244.3 cmPurchased with the assistance of Salomon Brothers 1985Art Gallery of New South WalesPurchased 1981© John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
  • 	The bath 1996oil on canvas 183 × 199 cmCollection of James and Jacqui Erskine, Sydney© John Olsen
  • 	Honeyeaters and Grevilleas 1999soft-ground etching 45.5 × 60.8 cm Collection of Kate McGregor© John Olsen
  • 	Poet’s garden 2005oil on canvas242 × 184 cmPrivate collection, Sydney© John Olsen
  • 	Self portrait: Janus faced 2005oil on canvas182 × 200 cmCollection of the artist© John Olsen
  • 	Popping bluebottles 2007oil on linen199 × 214 cmPrivate collection© John Olsen
  • 	Seafood paella 2007oil on plywood, (a-e) 245 × 612 cm (overall)Private collection© John Olsen
  • 	Sydney Harbour 2016oil on canvas137 × 149.5 cmCollection of the artist© John Olsen