PLANS are in place for the contents and fixtures of artist Margaret Olley’s former home and studio in Sydney’s Paddington to be moved to a new arts centre to be developed in her name at the Tweed River Art Gallery in northern NSW, where an exhibition of Olley’s work from public collections will be held from January 18 to April 14. Meanwhile, Margaret Olley:
the theme of a recently opened exhibition staged by the Historic Houses Trust at the Museum of Sydney on the corner of Bridge and Phillip streets. It includes still-lifes Olley painted at her famously colourful residence, where she worked from the 1970s until last year, plus photographs of the artist at home. Open daily 9.30am-5pm. More: (02) 9251 5988; hht.net.au.