This month is prime time for all Margaret Olley fans to come and experience the Tweed Regional Art Gallery and the Art Gallery Cafe.
Running between the 12th of may and the 10th of September is the ‘Portraits of Margaret Olley’ exhibition.
Sydney’s Iconic Art sweetheart Margaret Olley, who’s house and life’s physical collection of gatherings is now permanently transplanted to the 3rd extension of the Tweed Regional Art Gallery – The Margaret Olley Centre, Is said to have been the most Painted artist of Australian history – Margaret herself was quoted as saying “Because I have a face like a pudding and it’s easy to draw.” – when asked by friend and biographer Christine France, why, in her opinion, she was such a popular portrait subject for fellow artists.
for the First time these paintings have been brought together in one place – featuring the portraits of Margaret painted by some of Australia’s exceptional names, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Ian Fairweather, Judy Cassab, Jeffrey Smart, Ben Quilty, Nicholas Harding, Margaret Olley herself and more.
As if you needed an excuse to visit or re-visit the Enthrawling Margaret Olley Art Centre, you now can come and enjoy a moving exhibition following Margaret Olley’s fascinating life, and then sit back and reflect in the Art gallery cafe, soaking in the exact view that has played muse to so very many Australian artists.