John Olsen: The You Beaut Country offers an unparalleled exploration of Olsen’s consummate place in Australian art history. His You Beaut Country series, which followed his return to Australia in 1960 after three years travelling in Europe, began what would be a lifelong interest in representing the landscape
and Australian identity.
This generously illustrated volume, featuring insightful texts by David Hurlston, Deborah Edwards, Deborah
Hart, John Murphy, Matthew Martin, Sue Walker and Tim Olsen are presented alongside full-colour image reproductions of Olsen’s paintings, works on paper, tapestries and ceramics.
John Olsen: The You Beaut Country reveals an artist who over the course of his energetic career has lost none of his passion for his subject matter nor his creative vitality, and retains a unique ability to capture the spirit.