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The Many Faces of Margaret Olley - Artist, Sitter & Patron

<p>Margaret Olley, born in 1923 was a well -recognised Australian artist, holding over 90 solo exhibitions in her lifetime. She was the subject of William Dobell’s Archibald winning portrait in 1948

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Margaret Olley, born in 1923 was a well -recognised Australian artist, holding over 90 solo exhibitions in her lifetime. She was the subject of William Dobell’s Archibald winning portrait in 1948 and again in 2011 for Ben Quilty only months before her death. Over her lifetime she was a significant philanthropist to Art Gallery of NSW. Her studio from her Paddington home is now re-created as the Margaret Olley Art Centre at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah. This talk will explore her art and her legacy.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Biography of Margeret Olley
  • Her paintings – subjects and style
  • The Archibald Prize Portraits of her as sitter
  • The Margaret Olley Art Centre at the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Detail the life of Margaret Olley & influences on her art
  2. Understand the significance of her philanthropy
  3. Recognise William Dobell’s Archibald Art Prize entries
  4. Recognise Ben Quilty’s Archibald Art Prize entries
  5. Be introduced to the Margaret Olley Art Centre

Anne Harbers

M. Arts (Art History), GCLT
Anne Harbers MA, MBA, MAppSc, GCLT, is an experienced presenter and writer in Art History and European Decorative Arts and has tutored at WEA for over 5 years as well as given talks to museums,...