"With over 1,000 pieces in the collection, I have so many favourites. Choosing only some for an exhibition was a very difficult task. Spoilt for choice, I had several attempts at paring back my selections to create an exhibition which presents aesthetically, without overpowering the exhibition space.
There's no doubt that this exhibition is eclectic. It mirrors my love of history and narrative, both real and imagined. There's portraits and still lifes, abstraction and documentary works, all of which are executed with the artists' attention to detail which I so admire and respect. I've tried to cover each aspect of the Gallery's Accession Protocol which includes Australian portraiture, artists' prints, art works inspired by the Tweed region and works by artists of our region, and pieces by Margaret Olley and artworks by her contemporaries..."