Exhibition & Artist Talk | Bernard Ollis 'Observations'

Mitchell Fine Art | 28-Apr-2017
Opening Friday May 12th, "Observations" is Bernard Ollis" third solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art. "Observations" follows Ollis" artistic travels and is not only reminiscent of all the exotic places he has visited, but draws upon the feelings and emotions evoked in response to these destinations. @mitchellfineartgallery #bernardollis #brisbanegallery #contemporaryart #observations #travel #australianartist #exhibition
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, 4006
Date: Opening Night: Friday 12th May
Time: 6-8pm
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'Queenslander Houses Brisbane Panorama', 66 x 120cm, oil pastel and mixed media on cotton rag paper.
The exhibition takes the viewer from Morocco to Montmartre, to some of Ollis" favorite haunts in London and to the intense colours and individuality of the city of Brisbane.

Bernard explains, "Some of these locations are revisits to places with fond or nostalgic memories. Some entirely new experiences. As an artist, stepping out of your comfort zone and familiarity is an important visual stimulus. Outsiders often react with fresh eyes."

With a career spanning over 50 years Ollis is continuously inspired by his memories of visits to these far flung corners of the world. His paintings are vividly colourful, merry depictions of the architecture, waterways and bridges of some of the world"s most iconic cities. While some streetscapes are recognizable, others allude to certain areas but are completely imagined.

In his typical whimsical style Ollis has produced artworks of lush, kaleidoscopic renditions of everyday scenes all over the world. His paintings are whimsical and exude a sense of gaiety and humour.

'Observations" opens at Mitchell Fine Art on Friday 12th May at 6pm with Bernard Ollis in attendance.

Bernard will present an Artist Talk on Saturday 13th May from 2pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to join Bernard as he delves deep into the inspiration and technique of his artistic practice and life.

OPENING NIGHT: Friday May 12th, 6 - 8pm with Bernard Ollis in attendance.
ARTIST TALK: Saturday May 13th, 2pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 10th May - 3rd June

All events are free.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Art enthusiasts can also follow/like the gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on this exhibition please contact Mitchell Fine Art on (07) 3254 2297 or email: gallery@mitchellfineartgallery.com

To view the exhibition online, visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com

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