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Margaret Olley: painter, peer, mentor, muse

  • This event finished on 26 March 2017


This major exhibition celebrates the influences of Margaret Olley as an artist from her student days and those she inspired throughout her life. It explores the influences of her teachers on her practice, the inspirations that shaped her as a painter and finally her legacy to those artists she championed. The exhibition includes works by Margaret Olley alongside those of her mentors Caroline Barker and Jean Bellette, her friends Mitty Lee-Brown, Margaret Cilento, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Moya Dyring, Donald Friend, Jeffrey Smart, David Strachan and Anne Weinholt and younger artists whose work she championed including Robert Barnes, Criss Canning, Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding and Ben Quilty

Curated by Renee Porter, the exhibition is organised in association with the Margaret Olley Art Trust.

image: MARGARET OLLEY Portrait in the mirror 1948 oil on canvas AGNSW