Inspired by Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley is a renowned Australian painter best known for blurring the lines between still life and interior styling in modern painting. . Margaret arranged her scenes with everyday objects, fruits, flowers and treasures collected from her international travels. What resulted was a life-time of vibrant paintings capturing the organised clutter of the artist's own home. . Following in Olley's footsteps, many Bluethumb artists find inspiration in their homes creating still-life arrangements full of meaning.

Curated by Sarah Newton

About the Curator

Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton is an artist and curator based in Melbourne. Born in Perth, she completed a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University. In her undergraduate studies, Sarah focused on and developed her practice as a painter and printmaker. . In 2017 she moved to Victoria to complete her Masters' studies in Arts Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, she graduated with distinction in 2019. Sarah is an active member of the arts community in Melbourne, frequently visiting exhibitions and was a guest judge for Mission to Seafarers annual Art Prize in 2018.

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