In February this year The Margaret Olley Art Trust honoured a long-held commitment to donating $500,000 through the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation towards the expansion of Newcastle Art Gallery.
“The relationship we have with the Trust enabled this bequest to finally come to fruition” said Gael Davies, Vice Chair Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation.
“Margaret Olley loved Newcastle and with the assurance of the Gallery expa, nsion, we are thrilled that this donation will benefit all the Newcastle community”.
Newcastle Art Gallery has several works in the collection by Margaret Olley, many showing scenes of the working Port as well as the industrial and heritage buildings of the city.
L to R: Lauretta Morton OAM, Director Newcastle Art Gallery, Cr Nuatali Nelmes Lord Mayor, Gael Davies OAM, Vice Chair NAGF and Christine France OAM, Margaret Olley Art Trust.