The late Australian artist John Olsen's vibrant paintings of life and energy within the natural world illuminates the Sydney Opera House’s sails in 2023...
Lighting of the Sails: Life Enlivened (2023) by John Olsen and Curiious | Vivid LIVE
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The late Australian artist John Olsen's vibrant paintings of life and energy within the natural world illuminates the Sydney Opera House’s sails in 2023 as part of Vivid Sydney.
Distilling the essence of Olsen's esteemed career, spanning over sixty years, the animated artwork Lighting of the Sails: Life Enlivened spotlights Olsen’s enduring interest and fascination with Australian nature and landscape. Through images selected by curator Dr. Deborah Hart and animated by creative technologists Curiious, Life Enlivened (2023) celebrates the propulsive power of Olsen's painterly brush to envision the natural world anew.
On the night of April 11 2023, John Olsen passed away surrounded by family, age 95. Destination NSW sends our deepest condolences to the Olsen family. John was a giant of Australian art and his work will live on for generations to come. We are proud to be honouring his talent and creative legacy on the sails of the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Sydney 2023. We know John was excited and proud about this project. Vale.
Country represented by installation: Australia