Turkish pots and lemons
24 Jun 1923 - 25 Jul 2011
"I collect things because I might paint them. I love shapes - I wanted to be a sculptor and at first studied both sculpture and painting."
Margaret Olley, 1990
oil on hardboard
68.6 x 91.5 cm board; 78.3 x 101.0 x 3.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, green oil "Olley". Not dated.
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
© Estate of Margaret Olley
Where the work was made
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Margaret Olley (1982), Holdsworth Galleries, Australia, 02 Oct 1982–20 Oct 1982
The art of Margaret Olley (1990):
Margaret Olley Retrospective (1996-97):
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
It's all about the light: works by Margaret Olley from public collections, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah, 11 Jan 2013–18 Apr 2013
A shared obsession: Margaret Olley & Fred Jessup, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah, 28 Jun 2019–17 Nov 2019
Referenced in 3 publications
Christine France, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Donald Friend / Margaret Olley', pg. 128-139, Sydney, 2002, 138 (colour illus.), 145, 147.
Christine France, Margaret Olley, Sydney, 1990, 120, 121 (colour illus.), 179. plate no. 30
Barry Pearce, Margaret Olley, Sydney, 1996, 88-89 (colour illus.). plate no. 52