Dr Penny Olsen’s new 2022 edition of ’Feather and Brush: A History of Australian Bird Art’ (2nd Ed. CSIRO Publishing), is now available from all good book stores. The new edition features two of my museum extinction paintings Elegy (2009, Queensland Museum) and Extinct Paradise parrots (2012, Private collection). Thank you for seeing my life’s […]
March News: Bush Heritage Australia Pullen Pullen Fundraiser
March 2022 News: The latest @bushheritageaus fundraiser is supporting the incredible Pullen Pullen Reserve, based on Maiawali country, home to the endangered Night parrot + Plains Wanderer bird species. Supporters and newsletter subscribers also get a bookmark with my little Night parrot painting 🐦 If you would like to support the work of Bush Heritage Australia, please […]
Coming soon 2022: Penny Olsen ‘Feather + Brush’ 2nd edition
Coming soon in May 2022: Penny Olsen’s Feather and Brush: A History of Australian Bird Art, Second Edition. CSIRO Publishing 2022. “Feather and Brush traces the history of bird art in Australia – from the simple engravings illustrating accounts of the earliest European voyages of discovery to the diversity of artwork available today. It explores the […]
Fieldtrip Symposium 25.1.21
On Saturday 25.1.21, I’ll be speaking as part of an online panel talk with fellow artists Donna Davis, Alinta Krauth, and curator Lisa Chandler, and will also be at the gallery walk through ‘Sites of Connection’ exhibition event at USC ART Gallery as part of the ‘Field Trip’ Symposium, hosted by @uscartgallery @horizonartfest e x […]
August News: “Sites of Connection” group exhibition, USC Art Gallery
SITES OF CONNECTION 23 AUGUST TO 30 OCTOBER 2021 Sites of Connection illuminates the work of artists at the intersection of creative practice and environmental research. The works move beyond the literal presentation of scientific research to demonstrate how artists employ creative methods to imaginatively explore environmental topics which illuminate ideas, spark curiosity, and generate dialogue. Connecting audiences […]
Reindeer head, Iceland (after Dürer) 2019…some thoughts
At an artist talk I did recently, a number of people in the audience asked why I didn’t include my encounter stories with works posted on this website as a didactic. They felt the combination enriched their experience of my paintings. It’s always tricky for me to navigate sharing materials and narratives from my process […]
June 15 2019: The end of #lifeonearth
A huge thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition at Metro Arts Brisbane! Met some fantastic people & artists, had some intense passionate conversations, and am left feeling a little more hopeful about our capacity to act on climate and extinction issues… Here’s some install shots for those of you looking from afar! Thanks […]
‘Life on Earth’ Exhibition opening World Environment Day: 5 June 2019, Metro Arts Brisbane, 6-8pm.
Life on Earth: Selected Fieldtrip Encounters with Wild Species (2011-2019), opens this World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6-8pm at Metro Arts Brisbane. Artist talk: Saturday 15th June, 3pm. My show ‘Life on Earth’ is a labour of love, and reveals selected personal encounters with threatened, endangered and extinct species experienced during global fieldtrips […]
2019 Exhibition News | Emma Lindsay ‘Life on Earth’, June 5-15, Metro Arts Brisbane
Save the date… Opening on World Environment Day 2019: LIFE ON EARTH JUNE 5-15, 2019 | METRO ARTS Brisbane, Australia. Supported by THE DEAN COLLECTION. My next solo show Life on Earth recreates selected intense moments and memories with wild and often threatened species, encountered during global fieldtrips to desert, Arctic, reef and museum sites between 2011-2018. […]
July News: Finalist in Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018
Very happy to announce that my painting Stilled lives (snapper + prawns) 2017, is one of 40 finalists in this years’ Sunshine Coast Art Prize at Caloundra Regional Gallery. The exhibition will run 16 August- 14 October, 2018, with the major awards announced on 30 August. The finalists for this years award can be seen at: […]
Save the date: 9 November 2017 ‘Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project’ opens Artspace Mackay
Save the date: The ‘Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project (Art + Science species encounters on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef + Wet Tropics coastal regions)’ exhibition opens at Artspace Mackay 9 November 2017. Exhibiting until 11 February 2018. PRESS RELEASE (31 October 2017) Image: Emma Lindsay 2017 ‘Crown of Thorns starfish, Lizard Island Research Station’, oil […]
News: Highlights from the’Curios?’ exhibition at the World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland Museum, 23-26 March 2017.
This week the World Science Festival returned to Brisbane to give the public a short brilliant view into the contemporary world of current science research. I was happy to have some of my work included in a fascinating group show exhibited in the Queensland Sciencecentre, near The Hatchery baby turtle display. Here are some of the […]
November News: RMIT Grad show: Work by School of Art 2016 Higher Degrees by Research Candidates: 22 Nov 2016- 13 Feb 2017.
2016 GRAD SHOW WORKS FROM THE SCHOOL OF ART 2016 HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH CANDIDATES 22 NOVEMBER 2016 TO 13 FEBRUARY 2017, KNOX PLACE, MELBOURNE CENTRAL LIGHTSCAPES OPENING 23 NOVEMBER 5-9PM (RMIT GRAD SHOW) RHETT D’COSTA JUNGWOO HONG EMMA LINDSAY TYLER PAINE ANDREY WALKLING http://schoolofartgalleries.dsc.rmit.edu.au/LSP/2016/grad-show.html#images
It’s a wrap: ‘Extinction project’, 9-13 March at World Science Festival Brisbane 2016, Queensland Museum.
A huge thank you to all the people who visited the Extinction project at the Queensland Museum last week! Early statistics indicate 114,000 visitors came to the 5 day festival, with 62,000 people passing through the museum during the World Science Festival Brisbane 2016, and science advocates like Sylvia Earle, Brian Greene, and Alan Alda wandered past the ‘On a wing’ program while […]
2016 Exhibition News: Emma Lindsay’s ‘ Extinction Project’ at World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland Museum 9-13 March.
The first public exhibition of Brisbane-based artist Emma Lindsay’s Extinction Project will be held as part of the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane, 9-13 March 2016 at the Queensland Museum. This will be the first time the festival has been held outside of New York City. The World Science Festival brings together great minds in science and the arts to produce live and […]