LEAVING A LEGACY Margaret Olley’s gifts to Newcastle

Ben Quilty Cullen 'before and after' 2006 oil on canvas diptych 160.0 x 170.2 cm Gift of Margaret Olley 2007 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
18 February - 15 April 2012
In the 1960s Margaret Olley fell in love with Newcastle and had a relationship with the city thereafter. Olley not only documented the city through her painting, she championed the arts and significantly contributed to the Gallery’s collection. Donating 48 works of art including some of her own paintings, many of the works are by important and well known artists or younger, emerging artists she deemed worthy of recognition. In honour of the artist and her tremendous contribution to the cultural life of the city, this exhibition showcases Olley’s generosity and support.


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill