July 27

MARGARET OLLEY : an obiturette

In years to come Margaret Olley will be remembered for her many beautiful canvasses but this is the social pages and today we remember her for much, much more than her paintings. She was everything that makes working in the arts great: a character. Olley was exciting, outspoken, wild, difficult, fun, generous, enigmatic, engaged and possessed a creative vitality that could knock your lights out at first contact. To the very end she maintained a passionate, uncompromising interest in art and life … and in this, Margaret Olley has left something for everyone.

Margaret Olley and Erica Seccombe