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The Yellow Room
Several months ago the Tweed Regional Gallery opened something very special…..The Margaret Olley Arts Centre.
It is the meticulously re-created home of Australian Painter Margaret Olley within the gallery. Here are several photos to give you a taste of how good it is.
Also a video to describe how it all came about. More can be found on YouTube etc. if you are interested.
This video gives more information about Margaret Olley’s life.
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Lavender Bay by Brett Whiteley
This post introduces you to one of Australia’s most famous painters……Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley, AO (7 April 1939 – 15 June 1992) He is one of Australia’s most revered artists. His lyrical expressionism and lack of inhibition placed him at the forefront of Australia’s avant-garde art movement. He won many prizes and awards and his work hangs in numerous galleries, including the National Gallery in Canberra, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
He had many shows in his career, and lived and painted extensively in Italy, England, Fiji and the United States.
Here’s a link about his life and art…. http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/brett-whiteley
In the seventies I lived just across the bay from Brett’s Lavender Bay home……where he painted the image above.
Since his death (age 53 years) his studio has been turned into a museum which is a popular place to visit in Sydney.
Here is a link…… http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/brett-whiteley-studio/