Margaret Olley: painter, peer. mentor, muse - Art Collector

Margaret Olley, Portrait in the mirror, 1948. Oil on cardboard Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 2001 ©estate of Margaret Olley

 This exhibition celebrates the influences of Margaret Olley as an artist from her student days and those she inspired throughout her life. It explores the influences of her teachers on her practice, the inspirations that shaped her as a painter and finally her legacy to those artists she championed. The exhibiiton includes works by Margaret Olley alongside those of her mentors Caroline Barker and Jean Bellette, her friends Margaret Cilento, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Moya Dyring, Donald Friend,Jeffrey Smart, David Strachan and Anne Weinholt and generation of artists whose work she championed including Robert Barnes, Criss Canning, Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding and Ben Quilty Curated by Renee Porter, the exhibition is organised in association with the Margaret Olley Art Trust.

  Exhibition opens: 7 January 2017
Exhibition closes: 26 March 2017
Location: S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
Contact: 02 9258 0173

About S.H Ervin Gallery
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is one of Sydney’s leading public art institutions housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney. The Gallery’s exhibition program is designed to explore the richness and diversity of Australian art, both historical and contemporary, and present it in new contexts. The Gallery is renowned for encouraging research and promoting scholarly appraisal of artists from all periods of Australian art history. In addition, the S.H. Ervin Gallery has developed an excellent name for presenting important exhibitions and programs that recognise the valuable contribution made by Australian women artists.

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