Margaret Olley: painter, peer, mentor, muse is an exhibition that acknowledges and celebrates the influence of the much-loved artist Margaret Olley in a career that spanned a period of more than sixty years.
Margaret Olley was first introduced to visual arts at Somerville House school in 1937 and this in turn led to a dedicated and prolific artistic career that she pursued right through to the time of her death in 2011.
Throughout her life, Olley worked within various artistic circles that in turn developed into life-long friendships.This exhibition illustrates these connections and her relationships with many other artists as mentor, contemporary or muse.
Olley certainly left her mark, not only on paper, canvas and board, but through her connections with artists – her teachers and peers and those that continue to create today.
Guest curated by Renee Porter, the S.H. Ervin Gallery presents an exhibition of over 80 works from across the country. Margaret Olley’s work features alongside the work of her closest teachers and friends including Caroline Barker, Robert Barnes, Jean Bellette, Mitty Lee-Brown, Criss Canning, Cressida Campbell, Margaret Cilento, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Moya Dyring, Donald Friend, Nicholas Harding, Fred Jessup, Ben Quilty, Jeffrey Smart, David Strachan and Anne Weinholt.
Saturday 7 January to Sunday 26 March 2017
Children under 12: Free
- Mobility access