Margaret Olley: Far from a Still Life

22 March 2023 - 8 October 2023

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Margaret Olley (1923-2011)
Cornflowers with pomegranates 1991
oil on board, 67.5 x 90cm
Tweed Regional Gallery collection
Pending - Gift of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.
© Margaret Olley Art Trust

Margaret Olley: Far from a Still Life tells the story of Olley’s incredible life and enduring career through her greatest legacy – her art. Presented exclusively at the Tweed Regional Gallery, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Margaret Olley’s birthday, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Far from a Still Life includes artwork from as early as Olley’s time at high school in Brisbane through to the final decade of her life; as well as portraits of Olley and contemporary responses to the re-creation of her famous Duxford Street home studio.

Combined, this exhibition is a celebration of art, life, friendship, generosity, and legacy.

The exhibition takes its title from Meg Stewart’s biography Margaret Olley: Far from a Still Life with kind permission from the author and the Margaret Olley Art Trust.

A Tweed Regional Gallery initiative.




Margaret Olley Art Centre supported by