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    • Margaret Olley
    15 June 2019 - 13 October 2019

    Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

    • NASA - A Human Adventure
    Until 9 October

    NASA - A human Adventure

    • Jan Powers Farmers Markets
    Wednesdays

    Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane City

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

15 June 2019 - 13 October 2019

Gallery of Modern Art - Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery

‘A Generous Life’ examines the legacy and influence of much-loved Australian artist, Margaret Olley (1923–2011) who spent a formative part of her career in Brisbane. A charismatic character, she exerted a lasting impact on many artists as a mentor and friend and was also a muse for artists including William Dobell and Jeffrey Smart. The exhibition will profile a life that was immersed in art – her own and those she supported.

Discover more about Margaret Olley with our extensive range of related events listed below.  From talks and  tours, to pop-up performances and hand-on workshops, there’s sure to be something for you.  We also offer free, daily guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00an (from 17 June).

Join us on Saturday 15 June for a jam-packed opening day of special events. Hear Dame Quentin Bryce and Philip Bacon reflect on their long friendship with the artist. Take an exhibition tour with our curator, Michael Hawker.  And, in the afternoon, enjoy a beautiful performance by the Bentley Strings Quartet of music that inspired Olley.

For those who prefer to experience GOMA at night, our popular Up Late series return in August.

'A Generous Life' is a free exhibition. 

NASA - A human Adventure

Until 9 October

Celebrate all things space and NASA with this amazing exhibition that journeys through humankind's exploration of space. Discover the history of rocket science and space flight and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.

This ticketed exhibition at the Queensland Museum is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world, featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs.

For more information or to buy tickets click here

Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane City

Wednesdays

Bringing the farm to the city! Jan Powers Farmers Markets are located at the George Street end of Queen Street Mall at Reddacliff Place every Wednesday from 8am-6pm. Pick up a fresh bunch of flowers, fresh box of warm doughnuts or some local produce. Farm fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, bread, bagels - you name it!

Jan Powers Farmers Markets are the perfect place to pick up some lunch during the work day, local ingredients for dinner or snacks for throughout the day.