by Miriam Wollner
posted 22/01/2016

Culture Club Arts Talk at SOH

As part of the december 2015 series of the Culture Club Arts Talk at the Sydney Opera House, Caroline Baum was speaking to visual artist John Olsen. The talk took place infront of his mural “My Salute To Five Bells” in the Concert Hall Northern Foyer, which was commissioned by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

John Olsen - Culture Club

The living treasure spoke about the mural and his inspiration for it which he got from Kenneth Slessor’s poem “Five Bells”,  his ongoing art practice and his respect for the Sydney Harbour.

The Culture Club Arts Talk is regulary held at the Sydney Opera House, presenting the audience a series of interesting conversations with artists and thinkers. The new season will be announced in February 2016. Click here to head on to the Culture Club’s website.

Credits for the pictures used above go to Daniel Boud.

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