ABC1 will be screening Artscape: ‘Margaret Olley: A Life in Paint’ at the special time of 9.30 pm Tuesday July 24.

‘Margaret Olley: A Life in Paint’ is an intimate one-hour documentary about one of Australia's best loved painters. A well-known figure from the time she was painted by William Dobell in 1948, Margaret Olley's celebrity status tended to overshadow her life as a painter. This film puts Olley the painter on centre stage. Many believe her last works - those painted in the 18 months leading up to her death on 26 July 2011 - were amongst her finest.

Margaret Olley painted every day of her life. A year since her death, the act of painting is the subject of this new documentary, because when all is said and done that was her 'raison d'être'. More:

(image) Margaret Olley 'Hawkesbury wildflowers and pears' c. 1973. Purchased with the assistance of the Members Acquisition Fund 2011. Currently on display on Level 2
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