RIP Margaret Olley

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RIP Margaret Olley

Postby gstark on Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:02 pm

Many of you will be aware of who Margaret Olley is.

Sadly, we lost her this morning.
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Re: RIP Margaret Olley

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:37 pm

She is one artist we will all miss.
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Re: RIP Margaret Olley

Postby the foto fanatic on Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:52 pm

Totally unique. Sad to lose her.
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Re: RIP Margaret Olley

Postby biggerry on Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:46 pm

"How do I want to be remembered? I don't know, for helping people I think. Giving is part of receiving and it's like a wheel that turns and it's part of life. So I like to give as well as receive. I like to give back."


A sad day indeed, I did not know her work or much about her, however there is no doubt she certainly had her head screwed on right, especially given the quote, which I heard on abc radio.

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Re: RIP Margaret Olley

Postby surenj on Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:36 pm

biggerry wrote:I did not know her work or much about her

Ditto. It's interesting that sometimes death brings more publicity than the useful work people do when they are alive. :roll:

RIP.
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Re: RIP Margaret Olley

Postby biggerry on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:34 pm

surenj wrote:
biggerry wrote:I did not know her work or much about her

Ditto. It's interesting that sometimes death brings more publicity than the useful work people do when they are alive. :roll:

RIP.


true - i wish i had known who she was better - i remember her recent archibald portrait but bothing clicked back then, only then reading up after her death did I start to understand and know.
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Re: RIP Margaret Olley

Postby gstark on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:58 am

I can recall reading, at the time of the recent Archibald announcement, that she considered that the two winning portraits of her effectively bookended her life.

And thus it was.
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