Words: Maddy Matheson
Olsen Gallery has announced the representation of Matt Bromhead, Janis Clarke, Myles Young and Elliott Routledge. All four artists are set to exhibit with the gallery in 2022.
Matt Bromhead works between sculpture and drawing. He was a finalist in the 2021 Dobell Drawing Prize, the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize (2020), the Paddington Art Prize (2018) and was awarded Highly Commended in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award in both 2019 and 2017. Bromhead’s representation comes off the back of his exhibition Seconds at Olsen Annexe in October 2021.
Sydney-based artist Janis Clarke works predominantly in painting and drawing. Clarke was a finalist in the 2020 Paddington Art Prize, the Glover Prize (2019), the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize (2018) and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2015, 2016), among others. Clarke exhibited The Back Lane at Olsen Annexe in August 2021.
Brisbane-born, Sydney-based artist Myles Young was a finalist in the 2021 Paddington Art Prize, won the 2020 Macquarie Emerging Artist Prize and has been a finalist twice for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2018, 2019) and the Waverley Art Prize (2019, 2020). Myles Young presented LIVING LANDSCAPES at Olsen Annexe in March 2021.
Elliott Routledge is an abstract artist working between two- and three-dimensional forms. He has been commissioned for a number of public murals, including Trees are the Answer in Woolloomooloo (2020), Happiness Hidden for Walk the Walls festival in Cronulla (2019), and Light Arc at The Galeries in Sydney’s CBD (2019). He also paints and sculpts on a smaller scale, as demonstrated in his sell-out exhibition Fabricated Anatomy at Olsen Annexe in July 2021.
This article was posted 17 February 2022.
Image: Elliott Routledge, ‘Under pressure’ (detail), 152 x 182cm. Courtesy: the artist and Olsen Gallery, Sydney.