Margaret Olley: The subject is garden flowers

Margaret Olley, towards the end of her life, became one of the most affectionately regarded of Australian artists. Her still life and interior paintings attracted wide appreciation by the public. Although she produced landscapes and townscapes in the early part of her career, interiors and flower studies effectively dominated her production. Visit the Gallery of…

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…

Ben Quilty reflects on his studio practice

Ben Quilty reflects on his work, art practice and career at the opening of his exhibition ‘Quilty’ currently at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 13 October 2019. Quilty is in conversation with friend and exhibition curator Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia. Ben Quilty in conversation Subscribe to…

Ben Quilty’s ‘Captain Kate Porter, after Afghanistan’ is a picture of strength

Ben Quilty is one of Australia’s most visible and most recognisable contemporary artists — known equally as well for his numerous humanitarian activities as for his ambitious impasto paintings. Quilty first came to attention for his images dealing with the risk-taking behaviour that he and his young male cohort would engage in — excessive drinking,…