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Margaret Olley: The Art of Flowers

Date

Wed 08th February 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

2 Mistral Road
South Murwillumbah NSW

Other Dates

Wed 08th February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 09th February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 10th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 11th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 12th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 15th February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 16th February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 17th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 18th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 19th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 22nd February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 23rd February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 24th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 25th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 26th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 01st March 2023, 10:00am

Thu 02nd March 2023, 10:00am

Fri 03rd March 2023, 10:00am

Sat 04th March 2023, 10:00am

Sun 05th March 2023, 10:00am

Wed 08th March 2023, 10:00am

Thu 09th March 2023, 10:00am

Fri 10th March 2023, 10:00am

Sat 11th March 2023, 10:00am

Sun 12th March 2023, 10:00am

Details

… a symphonist among flower painters…¹

This exhibition celebrates Margaret Olley’s favourite subject – the beauty and joy of flowers. Olley dedicated her career to exploring the endless possibilities of humble, domestic objects combined with colourful, textural and sculptural arrangements of cornflowers, delphiniums, calendulas, hydrangeas, poppies, marigolds, flannel flowers, hippeastrums and more.

The Art of Flowers brings together some of the finest examples of her much celebrated flower paintings, spanning five decades, from public and private collections.

The exhibition includes some of Olley’s early explorations of still life via a rich and expansive palette, despite modern art trends. From here flows the story of her extraordinary life and the evolution of her practice, both entwined and driven by her singular vision and her obsession to paint.

Albeit a humble subject, The Art of Flowers is a splendid offering of rarely seen paintings by Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life.

1. James Gleeson – Introduction to the Johnstone Gallery exhibition catalogue, 1964

Image credit: Margaret Olley (1923-2011), Basket of calendulas 1967
oil on composition board, 74.5 x 100cm.
Donated anonymously 2002
University Art Collection, Chau Chak Wing Museum, The University of Sydney, UA2002.8
© Margaret Olley Art Trust

Date

Wed 08th February 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

2 Mistral Road
South Murwillumbah NSW

Other Dates

Wed 08th February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 09th February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 10th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 11th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 12th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 15th February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 16th February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 17th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 18th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 19th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 22nd February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 23rd February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 24th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 25th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 26th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 01st March 2023, 10:00am

Thu 02nd March 2023, 10:00am

Fri 03rd March 2023, 10:00am

Sat 04th March 2023, 10:00am

Sun 05th March 2023, 10:00am

Wed 08th March 2023, 10:00am

Thu 09th March 2023, 10:00am

Fri 10th March 2023, 10:00am

Sat 11th March 2023, 10:00am

Sun 12th March 2023, 10:00am

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.