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Margaret Olley: The Art of Flowers

Date

Fri 09th September 2022, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

2 Mistral Road
South Murwillumbah NSW

Other Dates

Fri 09th September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 10th September 2022, 10:00am

Sun 11th September 2022, 10:00am

Wed 14th September 2022, 10:00am

Thu 15th September 2022, 10:00am

Fri 16th September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 17th September 2022, 10:00am

Sun 18th September 2022, 10:00am

Wed 21st September 2022, 10:00am

Thu 22nd September 2022, 10:00am

Fri 23rd September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 24th September 2022, 10:00am

Sun 25th September 2022, 10:00am

Wed 28th September 2022, 10:00am

Thu 29th September 2022, 10:00am

Fri 30th September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 01st October 2022, 10:00am

Sun 02nd October 2022, 10:00am

Wed 05th October 2022, 10:00am

Thu 06th October 2022, 10:00am

Fri 07th October 2022, 10:00am

Sat 08th October 2022, 10:00am

Sun 09th October 2022, 10:00am

Wed 12th October 2022, 10:00am

Thu 13th October 2022, 10:00am

Fri 14th October 2022, 10:00am

Sat 15th October 2022, 10:00am

Sun 16th October 2022, 10:00am

Wed 19th October 2022, 10:00am

Thu 20th October 2022, 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

Fri 09th September 2022, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

2 Mistral Road
South Murwillumbah NSW

Other Dates

Fri 09th September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 10th September 2022, 10:00am

Sun 11th September 2022, 10:00am

Wed 14th September 2022, 10:00am

Thu 15th September 2022, 10:00am

Fri 16th September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 17th September 2022, 10:00am

Sun 18th September 2022, 10:00am

Wed 21st September 2022, 10:00am

Thu 22nd September 2022, 10:00am

Fri 23rd September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 24th September 2022, 10:00am

Sun 25th September 2022, 10:00am

Wed 28th September 2022, 10:00am

Thu 29th September 2022, 10:00am

Fri 30th September 2022, 10:00am

Sat 01st October 2022, 10:00am

Sun 02nd October 2022, 10:00am

Wed 05th October 2022, 10:00am

Thu 06th October 2022, 10:00am

Fri 07th October 2022, 10:00am

Sat 08th October 2022, 10:00am

Sun 09th October 2022, 10:00am

Wed 12th October 2022, 10:00am

Thu 13th October 2022, 10:00am

Fri 14th October 2022, 10:00am

Sat 15th October 2022, 10:00am

Sun 16th October 2022, 10:00am

Wed 19th October 2022, 10:00am

Thu 20th October 2022, 10:00am