Memorial for Margaret Olley AC
Severe disruptions expected
A memorial service for the late Margaret Olley AC (1923–2011) will be held at the Gallery on Wednesday 24 August between 11am and 12 noon. The main service will be in the entrance court with seating for invited guests. There will also be limited seating in the for others who wish to attend and, if required, the speeches and music will also be broadcast at the front of the Gallery.
The Gallery will be open to the public throughout; however there will be no access to the ground level from 10am until approximately 1pm. Any visitors who just wish to visit the Gallery will be directed either upstairs, to The poetry of drawing, or downstairs, to The mad square, lower level 1 and beyond.
Education and tour groups will be directed to enter via the Yiribana gallery at the rear of the Gallery.
The memorial service will also be broadcast live on ABC TV and Sky News.
Image: Margaret Olley AC Portrait in the mirror 1948 (detail) Gift of the artist 2001 © Estate of Margaret Olley