When time isn't up.

When time isn't up.


Margaret Olley {after John Mcrea}


Watercolour Pencil on paper

Artwork: 20x14cm 

Framed: 39x33cm

  • When time isn't up.

    "When time isn't up" was released on ‘International woman’s day’ to celebrate & remember the hardships and achievements of Australia's most significant still-life and interior painter the late great Margaret Olley. In her lifetime Margaret had over 90 solo exhibitions and was remarkably able to ‘hold her own’ and persevere through a time when the Australian art world was still a largely male dominated one.

    Time flies, Time is of the essence and Your Time is up! Margaret Olley was a great champion of the ‘artists war on time’ as she always fought against it, she was known to work on her paintings up until the very last minute (something I can wholeheartedly relate to). Margaret would often say, ‘hurry, last days’ and would notoriously dab at an artwork at the eleventh hour whilst it was heading out the door to the gallery. Margaret was a great believer that a work is never finished, only abandoned”, this I believe is surely a trait of all great painters. In an interview a few years before it was her time to meet her ‘maker’ Margaret said: “When the end approaches, I might say to the good Lord: 'just one minute! I haven't finished that painting.”

    My Artwork of Margaret will be on show at Glen Eira City Council Gallery from 25 March -17 April, 2019 alongside other artworks… All proceeds from artwork sales go directly to the artists involved so that they can buy themselves shoes.

© Wade Gregory Clark All rights reserved 2020. 

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I acknowledge the wise people of our Indigenous communities, past and present who are the foundations of our great countries. I recognise that we share the land with the traditional owners and custodians.  I recognise that this land (In Philadelphia PA USA) on which I currently stand and rest my head each night was originally the traditional land of the Lenni Lenape Indians, Munsee and other branches of the Delaware river tribes.

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