OLC Art Collective

The OLC Art Collective consists of a diverse group of artists based in Woolloomooloo, who have been working out of the Ozanam Learning Centre studio since 2014.

For 52 ACTIONS, we used chalk as an ephemeral medium for drawing and mark-making to map our thoughts and feelings directly onto the urban environment that we live within. These drawings touch upon our sense of belonging and location to reflect our strength as a diverse and inclusive community-based arts group.

Contributing artists: Gabriel Azzi, Penny Baldwin, Tina Cheung, Stephen Corry, Cheyenne Crus, Gavin Cutter, Laura Entralla, Samantha Le, Hilary Monkton, Felix Morgan, Aaron Newman, Mai Tan Nguyen, Julie Noreen, Nhi Phung, Vijaya Sen, Hayden Walker and Irene (anon).

Designed and curated by Ozanam Learning Centre organisers: Gabrielle Freer, Joel Steller and Renee Rosa.

This project was supported by the City of Sydney and the Copyright Agency

31.05.2021

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Artists: Felix Morgan, Gavin Cutter
Location: Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo


01.06.2021

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‘I chose to draw the turtle because the turtle is a beautiful creature of the sea, and it represents life’ – Hayden Walker

Artists: Irene, Hayden Walker, Mai Tan Nguyen
Location: Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo


02.06.2021

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‘I think bees are beautiful, I also think they are very useful’ – Nhi Phung

‘I used to be a bus driver in Sydney. I like buses and have drawn the 311 which drives through the city to Woolloomooloo via Kings Cross’ – Hilary Monkton

Artists: Hilary Monkton, Nhi Phung, Cheyenne Crus
Location: Walla Mulla Park, Woolloomooloo


03.06.2021

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‘I always draw bright flowers because when I see them my life is brighter, and I forget about the darkness and stress. I hope they help people’s souls like they have helped me’ – Samantha Le

‘I drew these pictures to demonstrate how our waterways are affected by pollution and to help people be more mindful about recycling’ – Julie Noreen

Artists: Samantha Le, Vijaya Sen, Julie Noreen
Location: Forbes Street and Walla Mulla Park, Woolloomooloo


04.06.2021

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‘The artwork shows a message that is coming to me that could see me with chains taken off’– Stephen Corey

‘I have been watching a lot of films recently produced by a company called Hopscotch and this brought me back to childhood memories of playing it’ - Gabriel

Artists: Stephen Corry, Gabriel Azzi
Location: Matthew Talbot Hostel


05.06.2021

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Artists: Tina Cheung, Julie Noreen, Laura Entralla
Location: Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo


06.06.2021

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Artists: Aaron Newman, Penny Baldwin, Julie Noreen
Location: Forbes Street and Walla Mulla Park, Woolloomooloo



Past Actions

07 Jun - 13 Jun 2021

Unbound Collective

31 May - 06 Jun 2021

OLC Art Collective

24 May - 30 May 2021

Naomi Hobson

17 May - 23 May 2021

Adrft Lab

10 May - 16 May 2021

Pat Brassington

03 May - 09 May 2021

Eddie Abd

26 Apr - 02 May 2021

Loren Kronemyer

19 Apr - 25 Apr 2021

Guo Jian

12 Apr - 18 Apr 2021

Kenny Pittock

05 Apr - 11 Apr 2021

Jannawi Dance Clan

29 Mar - 04 Apr 2021

Gillian Kayrooz

22 Mar - 28 Mar 2021

Nathan Beard

15 Mar - 21 Mar 2021

Pilar Mata Dupont

08 Mar - 14 Mar 2021

Michael Cook

01 Mar - 07 Mar 2021

Seini F Taumoepeau

22 Feb - 28 Feb 2021

Dani Marti

15 Feb - 21 Feb 2021

Lill Colgan & Sab D'Souza

08 Feb - 14 Feb 2021

Chris Yee

01 Feb - 07 Feb 2021

Rochelle Haley

25 Jan - 31 Jan 2021

Karrabing Film Collective

18 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

Nici Cumpston

11 Jan - 17 Jan 2021

Johnathon World Peace Bush

07 Dec - 13 Dec 2020

Aphids

30 Nov - 06 Dec 2020

Raquel Ormella

23 Nov - 29 Nov 2020

Léuli Eshrāghi

16 Nov - 22 Nov 2020

Rolande Souliere

09 Nov - 15 Nov 2020

TV Moore

02 Nov - 08 Nov 2020

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Ivey Wawn

19 Oct - 25 Oct 2020

Naomi Blacklock

12 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

05 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Yhonnie Scarce

28 Sep - 04 Oct 2020

Ruha Fifita

21 Sep - 27 Sep 2020

Kaylene Whiskey

14 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Adam Linder

07 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Archie Barry

31 Aug - 06 Sep 2020

Min Wong

24 Aug - 30 Aug 2020

Hayley Millar-Baker

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2020

Erin Coates

10 Aug - 16 Aug 2020

Diego Bonetto

03 Aug - 09 Aug 2020

Tyza Stewart

27 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

Larissa Hjorth

20 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Louise Zhang

13 Jul - 19 Jul 2020

Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

06 Jul - 12 Jul 2020

Stelarc

29 Jun - 05 Jul 2020

Rainbow Chan

22 Jun - 28 Jun 2020

Jason Phu

15 Jun - 21 Jun 2020

Abdul Abdullah

08 Jun - 14 Jun 2020

Patricia Piccinini

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020

Radha

18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor