Margaret Olley and David Strachan: The Mystery of Things - Art Collector

Margaret Olley, Hawkesbury wildflowers with lemons 1971. Oil on board 101.5x83.5cm, Ludowici Family copyright The Margaret Olley Estate. Photo: Jenni Carter. Courtesy: the artist and Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah

The Mystery of Things explores the connection in art and in life between two Australian painters, Margaret Olley and David Strachan, via their shared dedication to the genre of still life painting. Olley and Strachan met in Sydney in the 1940’s, travelled through Europe in the 1950’s and lived near each other in Sydney in the 1960’s. Following Strachan’s untimely death in a car accident in 1970, Olley used Strachan’s Paddington Street home as her studio. Here she completed a compelling series of still life and interior paintings.

Exhibition opens: 13 February 2016
Exhibition closes: 7 August 2016
Location: Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road Murwillumbah NSW 2484
Contact: 02 6670 2790

About Tweed Regional Gallery and MOAC

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views of the Tweed River, the Tweed Regional Gallery hosts a variety of programs including public events, concerts, exhibition openings, artists’ talks, demonstrations and workshops which cater for all ages.

The Gallery's six exhibition spaces host a vibrant program of historical and contemporary touring exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated exhibitions of established national and regional artists. The program includes the $20,000 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture.

The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is a Tweed Shire Council Community facility, supported by Arts NSW, the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., the Tweed River Art Gallery Foundation Ltd., and private donations.

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