Margaret Olley: So much herself

Christine France offers her personal reflections on Margaret Olley’s life, work and her generous spirit. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 13 October 2019 to view the free exhibition ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life’, which examines the legacy and influence of one of Australia’s most beloved artists, a charismatic character whose life was…

Watch Ben Quilty draw with Margaret Olley’s teapot cast in chalk

Audience attendance and critical appreciation of the Gallery of Modern Art’s major exhibitions, ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life‘, and ‘Quilty‘, has been significant — both artists are iconic Australians that command loyal followings, yet part of this programming success has surely originated from the heartening personal connection between these two artists. Watch our time-lapse of…

Margaret Olley: From the heart

The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Former Governor-General of Australia, offers her personal reflections on Margaret Olley’s work, how Olley’s paintings were introduced into her life and why her flower studies are a favourite. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 13 October 2019 to view the free exhibition ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous…

Margaret Olley’s generous life

Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 13 October 2019 to view ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life’. The influence of Margaret Olley AC (1923–2011) on the history of twentieth-century Australian art exceeds even the impressive body of work she produced during her lifetime. Now, as during her long and productive career, Olley remains widely…