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Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

  • Margaret’s Gift

    4 Jan 2020 11:00 am until 22 Mar 2020 11:00 am

      This summer the S.H. Ervin Galley is presenting an exhibition celebrating the generosity of Margaret Olley AC (1923-2011) who in the course of her lifetime and following her death donated hundreds of art works to cultural institutions across the country. Curated by Renee Porter, the exhibition brings together over 65 works from collections in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT and includes works by European masters, Australian artists and from Japan and Papua New Guinea which were her earliest known gifts. Margaret wanted to make giving ‘contagious’ so we want to honour her important legacy with an exhibition that highlights her generosity. Margaret Olley made her first donation of four eating bowls from the Middle Sepik River to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1984 and she continued to give generously up until the time of her death in 2011 and beyond through bequests made by...

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