Light & Life brings together superb still life paintings by Margaret Olley from public and private collections alongside new work by three contemporary Australian painters – Laura Jones, India Mark and Mirra Whale. By special invitation, Jones, Mark and Whale have created new work in response to objects from the re-creation of Olley’s home studio and to a selection of paintings by Olley from various decades in her enduring career. Light & Life offers a rich opportunity to explore Olley’s artwork in quiet conversation with the work of three contemporary still life painters further extending Olley’s legacy and her standing as Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life.
Margaret Olley Art Centre supported by Flowerista Murwillumbah.
Margaret Olley 1923 ‑ 2011
(Michaelmas) daisies (Also known as ‘Shasta daisies’) (detail) 1962
oil on composition board
74.5 x 100.0 cm
Collection of The University of Queensland. Bequest of Galina Potarochin, 2011.
©Margaret Olley Art Trust