PUBLISHED WRITING

Our Common Bond : Publication

Our Common Bond : Publication

Our Common Bond curated by Olivia Welch, MAY SPACE. This tri-fold includes a foreword and an essay titled 'Admission of Omission' (Olivia Welch)

Todd Fuller - Catalogue Essay

Todd Fuller - Catalogue Essay

Todd Fuller, 'Icarus of the Hill' Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 2017 - image Todd Fuller, 'His name was Icarus' 2017 (Olivia Welch)

Jimmy Rix - Artwork Article

Jimmy Rix - Artwork Article

Essay on the work of Jimmy Rix live on Rix's website, September 2016 (Olivia Welch)

Robert Boynes - Artist Profile

Robert Boynes - Artist Profile

Biographical essay on Robert Boynes live on Boynes's new website, April 2016 (Olivia Welch)

dLux MediaArts Emerging Writer

dLux MediaArts Emerging Writer

- 'Whet your appetite for new media art: from video to everything including the kitchen sink!' March 2016 Olivia Welch was selected as an Emerging Writer for dLux MediaArts's second edition of 'IS THIS ART?', an experimental exhibition of new media and video artists. Olivia was given the brief of writing a Newspaper Article.

Materialty and the Microscopic

Materialty and the Microscopic

Textile Fibre Forum December 2015 An artist profile on the scientifically and mathematically grounded work of Canberra-based textile artist Al Munro. (Olivia Welch)

James Guppy: In Flagrante Delicto

James Guppy: In Flagrante Delicto

Brenda May Gallery September 2015 This in-depth Catalogue Essay reveals the themes and inspiration behind James Guppy's 'In Flagrante Delicto'. (Olivia Welch)

Forward Reflections

Forward Reflections

Brenda May Gallery September 2015 Catalogue Essay for Nicole Welch's* exhibition 'Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury'. This essay reals how Nicole Welch subtly offers a thoughtful examination on how contemporary perceptions of the natural Australian landscape continue to be shaped and informed by enduring historical ideologies. *Nicole Welch is of no relation to Olivia Welch

Exhibition Wall Text

Exhibition Wall Text

Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal 18 June to 26 October 2015 Wall text on 'The Orangeman' and 'Finn MacCool' for the exhibition 'TENSÃO E LIBERDADE' (TENSION AND FREEDOM), curated by Isabel Carlos. (Olivia Welch)

Melinda Le Guay: Material Matters

Melinda Le Guay: Material Matters

Textile Fibre Forum December 2014 An extensive look at Melinda Le Guay’s exhibition Material Matters, focusing on her utilisation of gendered techniques to control natural and domestic materials. Implicating the time-consuming minutiae of everyday life, Le Guay’s work intellectually grapples with varied perceptions of femininity and beauty through the creation of artworks that are as much about her process in making them, as they are about the finished piece. (Olivia Welch)

Reko Rennie: No Sleep Till Dreamtime

Reko Rennie: No Sleep Till Dreamtime

Framework Magazine October 2014 A review of Reko Rennie’s installation No Sleep Till Dreamtime, presented by Black Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This article focuses on how Rennie’s work comments on Australian Indigenous sovereignty, using Henry Reynolds as a theoretical source. (Olivia Welch)

Australian Future Histories

Australian Future Histories

by Tahjee Moar + Olivia Welch Framework Magazine October 2014 A collaborative review of an exhibition at 107 Projects titled We visited from canoes, we swam in freshwater rivers and we conquered from or ships. The exhibition featured work by Ben Soedradjit, Jason Phu and Claudia Landi Nicholson, who individually deal with issues of culture, race and hybridity within their disparate practices. The article concludes that the artists present hypothetical histories

Separately Working In Tandem

Separately Working In Tandem

Trouble Mag May 2014 A look at the conversational approach artists Waratah Lahy and Al Munro took in their respective bodies of work that pay homage to one another's practices. (Olivia Welch)

In Tandem : Exhibition Catalogue

In Tandem : Exhibition Catalogue

In Tandem - curated by Olivia Welch, Brenda May Gallery April 2014 The catalogue to accompany the exhibition In Tandem. This catalogue features an introduction, artist biographies of Todd Fuller, Mylyn Nguyen, Al Munro, Waratah Lahy, Leslie Oliver and Melinda Le Guay, as well as three essays - ‘Four Hands, Two Minds’, ‘In Conversation’ and ‘Rescue, Gather, Collect’.

Rescue, Gather and Collect

Rescue, Gather and Collect

- Leslie Oliver + Melinda Le Guay: A Curator’s Perspective Framework Magazine April 2014 An observational essay that looks at the beginnings of an artistic relationship between Leslie Oliver and Melinda Le Guay. (Olivia Welch)

Two Minds and Four Hands

Two Minds and Four Hands

- Todd Fuller + Mylyn Nguyen Deuce Magazine Blog November 2013 This article reveals the collaborative artistic practice of Todd Fuller and Mylyn Nguyen as an introduction to the upcoming exhibition In Tandem. (Olivia Welch)

HONOURS THESIS

HONOURS THESIS

REFLECTIONS OF THE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY DEBATE IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART ­­

Sweet Sense

Sweet Sense

Trouble Mag October 2013 ‘Sweet Sense’ explores the synesthetic relationships that form when people are exposed to the edible art object. These involuntary activations of sensory and gustatory memories are used as a platform to examine the possibilities of triggering episodic memories and the nostalgia that is generated from these associations. (Olivia Welch)

Sweet Sense: catalogue essay

Sweet Sense: catalogue essay

Sugar, Sugar - curated by Megan Fizell June 2013 This essay discusses American-born Judith Klausner’s ‘Oreo Cameo’ series, Melbourne-based Irianna Kanellopoulou’s works in chocolate and fairy floss pieces by Sydney-based artist Mylyn Ngyuen. It was written for the catalogue accompanying Sugar, Sugar - curated by Megan Fizell. (Olivia Welch)

There’s no place like Rome

There’s no place like Rome

Brenda May Gallery June 2013 Catalogue essay for Todd Fuller’s 2013 exhibition There’s no place like Rome (20 August - 7 September 2013). The essay investigates the inspiration behind Fuller’s new body of work, making note of how it extends the artist’s practice into unexplored terrain. (Olivia Welch)

Waratah Lahy Talks Paris

Waratah Lahy Talks Paris

ALL FOR ART AND ART FOR ALL June 2013 This interview with artist Waratah Lahy, represented by Brenda May Gallery, focuses on the three month residency she was awarded at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris at the end of 2012, as well as asking about the resulting body of work. 'ALL FOR ART AND ART FOR ALL' is an online publication for art lovers of all persuasions, focused on the Sydney visual art scene. (Olivia Welch)

Interview with Mylyn Nguyen

Interview with Mylyn Nguyen

ALL FOR ART AND ART FOR ALL December 2012 This short interview with artist Mylyn Nguyen asks questions about her general practice and then recent 2012 exhibition at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, ‘An owl flew into my office and told me to look for Bear’. ‘ALL FOR ART AND ART FOR ALL’ is an online publication for art lovers of all persuasions, focused on the Sydney visual art scene. (Olivia Welch)

© 2014. Olivia Welch lives and works on the unceded traditional lands and waters of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. She acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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