Group Exhibition: A painter’s house - Art Collector

  Margaret Olley, 'Bedroom still life', 1997, oil on board, 61×91cm. Courtesy of the artist, Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection and Tweed Regional Gallery.

Margaret Olley’s Duxford Street home studio was filled with objects and things she collected and re-arranged as subject matter for her paintings for nearly 50 years. The re-creation of Olley’s home studio remains an evocative legacy of her life and work, revealing much to us of her processes for painting. Olley described her Duxford Street home as a studio first and foremost – a painter’s house.

To continue the vitality of the inspirational force of Olley’s house, the Tweed Regional Gallery invited four contemporary painters to explore objects and things within the home studio re-creation. Spending time in the Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio each artist has responded to the re-creation from the perspective of their own practice.

Responses by painters Monica Rohan (Brisbane), Guy Maestri (Sydney), John Honeywill (Brisbane) and Lewis Miller (Melbourne) will be exhibited alongside paintings by Margaret Olley. The exhibition will also include loans from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the University of Queensland Art Museum and private collections, as well as works from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Exhibition opens:
31 March 2018
Exhibition closes:
7 October 2018
Tweed Regional Gallery, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah
(02) 6670 2790
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