Lake Eyre, 1975

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Strictly limited to a total edition size of 99

"I first went to Lake Eyre in 1974. It was only the second time it had flooded, since Cook landed in Australia. Swollen rivers poured in to fill the dry lake, transforming it into a vast inland sea.

"I became fascinated with the paradox of Lake Eyre: there it is, and there it isn't.

"Suddenly the silent dry salt pans transform into a vast lake filled with fish, flotillas of noisy birds and animal life teem in. Then it dries out and becomes a vast silent, salt-encrusted expanse again.

"Lake Eyre has a special spiritual quality that kept drawing me back to it, time and again. It's so full of wondrous contradictions and enigmas, which inspire more meditative contemplation." John Olsen 

Each unframed, limited edition fine art reproduction is approved and hand signed by John Olsen. 

Every work is blind embossed with a frog design drawn by John Olsen and are accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.  

Printed using Japanese pigment ink onto 256 gsm English watercolour paper; this paper and ink combination makes them archival for up to 135 years before any noticeable fading could occur.


Paper Size:  95.5 cm x 89.6 cm
Image Size:  87.5 cm x 81.6 cm

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Born in Newcastle in 1928, Dr John Olsen received an Order of Australia in 2001. In 1977 he was awarded the O.B.E. for services to the Arts and in 1993 he was awarded an Australian Creative Fellowship. He was also awarded the Wynne Prize in 1969 and 1985 and the Archibald Prize in 2005 among many other awards throughout his career. Olsen's work is represented in all Australian state gallery collections, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and regional galleries Australia wide. He is also represented in institutional, corporate and private collections in Australasia, United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America. John Olsen is represented by the Olsen Gallery, Sydney

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