Olga Garner-Morris

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Selected Artwork Previously Sold at Gallery Beneath

Traditional Australian Realist Painter, born NSW 1943, internationally represented with exhibitions in London, New York, Europe and Australia and in the collections of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince and Late Princess of Wales.

Olga as had many Solo Exhibitions including Fine Art Guild Gallery in London, New York Hilton, New York and the Sheridan Gallery, Brisbane. The lady Mayoress foyer of the Wollongong Town Hall proudly displays one of Olga's modern style works and the Canberra War Museum has one of her paintings of the Australian War Memorial vessel "Krait".

Her work was selected and hung, for three consecutive years, in the Wollongong Art Prize and she caused front page headlines with her controversial portrait of Stipendiary Magistrate W.M. Sherley. She studied at the National Art School for modern art, sculpture and photography, then went on to teach at the Adult Education Centre, New South Wales, before leaving for Europe in 1976.

Olga judged a photographic competition between Malta and Gibraltar and also the international competition for the art of the mentally handicapped. She taught Education for Art whilst living in Europe. Her paintings are also in collections for Sir William Heseltine, Lord Glendevon, General Sir Phillip Bennett and Lady Bennett, the Government House, Hobart and the Caloundra City Council.

Awards include: First Price Caloundra Art Festival 2002, Second and Third Price Sunshine Coast Show, Noosa Outdoor Exhibition, Kenilworth Art Festival, Noosa Art Competition Qld. Pt. Macquarie Award 1000 N.S.W., Merebin Art Festival Vic. Caloundra Art Festival Qld., Nerang Art Festival Qld, First Prize Kingsborough Art Festival Tas., First Prize Margate Art Competition Tas., plus three other Tasmania Awards. Olga has produced four limited edition prints of her paintings, two of which have won the Silver Award for National Art Reproductions