In ‘Emus at Coorong’, John Olsen’s reverence for nature beams. Captured from the vast South Australian Coorong wetlands, it merges bird, landscape and feeling in flurry of life, recalling the region’s vital ecosystem. Like the birds who migrate from as far as Alaska to its banks, Olsen is drawn to Coorong. Here, he unearths limitless beauty, spontaneity and inspiration. And beholding ‘Emus at Coorong’, it’s not hard to see how.
Winner of the Wynne, Sulman and Archibald Prizes, represented in all major institutions and a recipient of the Order of Australia, Olsen is an icon of Australian art.
John OLSEN (1928 - )
'Emus at the Coorong' 2005
Edition of 40
Image Size: 26 x 28 cm
Dimensions: 56 x 38 cm
Signed: Titled, signed and editioned in the margin
(illustrated, another impression from the edition)
Literature: Ken McGregor, Teeming with Life John Olsen: His Complete Graphics 1957 - 2005, Macmillan Publishers Australia 2005,page 249, illustrated page 551 (another number from the edition).
© John Olsen / Copyright Agency 2020
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