Showing from the 15th June to 13th October, 2019 at GOMA, "A Generous Life" examines the legacy and influence of much loved artist and Old Girl, Margaret Olley (1923 - 2011).   The exhibition features an exciting schedule of viewings, tours and talks, as well as a richly illustrated  accompanying book, which pays tribute to Olley's art, friendships and philanthropy.  The below two paintings "Hawkesbury Wildflowers and "Portrait of Margaret Olley" have both been loaned from Somerville House to GOMA for use in the exhibition.


"A Generous Life"

15th June - 13th October, 2019

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Brisbane


Olley, Margaret (1923 – 2011)

Hawkesbury Wildflowers 


Oil on board

76cm x 90.5cm  (frame 82cm x 105cm)

(Acquisition: Gift of Glenys Charlton, 2014)




Cilento, Margaret       (1923 – 2006)

Portrait of Margaret Olley

c. 1954

60cm x 45cm

(General Acquisition, 2011)




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