Margaret Olley 100 years

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Join us in 2023 to celebrate the 100 year birthday anniversary of Margaret Olley, Australia's most admired painter of still life and interiors.

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Acquisition appeal

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Margaret Olley’s birthday the Foundation and the Friends are raising funds to acquire 3 paintings by Margaret Olley to gift to the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Your donation will directly assist the Gallery’s support organisations to acquire these significant paintings by Margaret Olley: Everlastings and apples 1982; Cornflowers with pomegranates 1991 and Cornflowers with red lacquer compote 2010/11.

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Donations can be made online or when you visit the Gallery. The Foundation is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient. All donations to the Foundation of $2 or more are tax deductible and are receipted accordingly by the Foundation.

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Online Auction and Prize Draw Fundraiser now closed

Online Art Auction

Thank you to our supporters and to Keith Burt, Cressida Campbell, Jacqueline Hennessy, John Honeywill, Laura Jones and Michael Zavros who generously donated artwork for the Online Art Auction, presented by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

Prize Draw

The prize draw is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered the Draw and to our supporters:

Activities and events

Margaret Olley 5 January 2006 - Christopher Shain Christopher Shain (b.1954)
Margaret Olley, 5 January 2006
33 x 43.3cm
Tweed Regional Gallery collection
Purchased through the Tweed Regional Gallery Donations Fund, 2021
© The artist

On 24 June 2023, the 100 year anniversary of Olley's birthday, Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. will host a special dinner at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

For the opportunity to purchase presale tickets to this event and more, become a member of the Gallery Foundation and support the ongoing development of the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Enjoy three exclusive exhibitions in the Margaret Olley Art Centre in 2023:

  • Margaret Olley: The Art of Flowers until Sunday 12 March 2023
  • Margaret Olley: Far from a still life Wednesday 22 March 2023 - Sunday 8 October 2023
  • Life & Light: Margaret Olley, Laura Jones, India Mark and Mirra Whale from Wednesday 18 October 2023 

The Gallery and its support organisations, the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. and the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., will present an exciting program of exhibitions, activities and events including workshops, tours, talks and more. More information


The Margaret Olley Art Centre is dedicated to the career, life and legacy of Margaret Olley. To explore her legacy through art we are seeking information about artworks by Margaret Olley.

If you own an artwork by Margaret Olley and would like to share the details with us, for the purposes of our ongoing research, please email the Curator of the Margaret Olley Art Centre on or call 02 6670 2790.


The Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc. acknowledge the generous donation from regional artist Sue Fraser for the current draw prize “Virtuous Flannel Flowers” 2023

Thank you to our supporters.

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