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Olley Land – Yellow room 2/5


Lino block print on Wenzouh paper. Editioned by Brenda Tye
Unframed size: 50x71cm Framed Size: 75×94 cm
Edition of 5 (3 available)

This work is Framed (White)

Inspired by the drawings of the Margaret Olley home studio re-creation, made during my residency in the Nancy Fairfax studio, March 2018, this lino block print is part of a series made in response to the unedited, multi-layered, cluttered and visually fascinating rooms that were Margaret Olley’s home in Duxford Street, Paddington. Her famous dining room, small studio (known as the yellow room) and kitchen were repositories of innumerable objects – the ultimate still life.

‘…. with a house full of carefully arranged still lifes, tidying up was problematic. So, too, was cooking in her kitchen, where palette resides in a baking tray and paint brushes and turps have made a home among cooking utensils and washing up.” Joyce Morgan 2012

“Olley Land – Yellow room” was exhibited as a finalist in 2020 Waverley Art Prize, and is held in the Collection of the Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW.