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3 COMMENTS

  1. Congrats on the video Luis, its excellent and gives those who couldn’t be there a good ‘look in.’ I was present and it was a unique event in the history of the Tweed! Just a wonderful afternoon, made so special by the way in which the GG Quentin Bryce spoke in such an alive and warm way about Margaret and spoke some beautiful words about her art and her life. We will miss her immensely!!

  2. This is a wonderful tribute to Margaret Olley. It was far-sighted of Sharon Shostak to have interviewed the artist a few years ago and now to weave the footage in with the opening of ‘Olleywood’. As with most things to do with Echonetdaily, so much achieved from such modest resources!

  3. Good atmospheric video Sharon. You have captured the feeling very well. Im sure Luis did so in his story too. But the video was Sharon’s.

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