It’s not surprising that people have been flocking to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) to see the new Margaret Olley exhibition, A Generous Life. Olley is one of Australia’s most loved artists, adored for her luminous, life-affirming paintings, particularly her signature still lifes.

Margaret Olley’s Lemons and Oranges, 1964, Oil on composition board 76.6 × 102cm, Purchased 1964, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

The exhibition is the...

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