'Margaret Olley died in July 2011 and it was her wish that her studio be recreated at the Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah, northeastern NSW.
The Margaret Olley Art Centre will be built as an extension to the gallery, designed by Brisbane architect Bud Brannigan. It is due to open late next year at a cost of $3.5 million.' Matthew Westwood.
'Sally Watterson is cataloguing the hundreds of objects in Margaret Olley's Paddington studio. In the days before Olley died at home in July 2011, the artist agreed to a project to reconstruct her studio at the Tweed River Art Gallery in northeastern NSW, the region in which she was born. Three rooms from her home will be recreated there: the "Hat Factory" where Olley painted and entertained; the "Yellow Room", with its Matisse posters and rugs; and the kitchen.' Matthew Westwood.