Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MARGARET OLLEY; A LIFE IN PAINT


It will be one year tomorrow since the passing of the Australian artist Margaret Olley, a national treasure in her own lifetime.  Last night the ABC screened the documentary, Margaret Olley, A Life in Paint' as a tribute to the artist. A wonderful intimate look into her private world, the rambling former hat factory that she had called home for over 30 years. The act of painting is private and often solitary, but Margaret Olley dedicated her life up until her last day doing the one thing that she wanted to do, paint.

This documentary by Australian filmmaker Catherine Hunter is available to purchase from her website here along with many other wonderful documentaries showcasing Australian artists. 

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