Mary Turner Collection

In 1956 Mary Killen (later Turner) joined Treania Smith as co-director of Macquarie Galleries in Sydney. She remained there until 1976, during which time she developed a substantial personal collection of artworks by some of Australia’s most significant artists including Kevin Connor, Ian Fairweather, Sidney Nolan, Lloyd Rees, Grace Cossington Smith and Roland Wakelin.

Thirty four paintings from this collection were presented to the City of Orange in 1982 and formed the foundation of Orange Regional Gallery’s collection. This exhibition features works from the original 1982 donation alongside works received as part of her recent bequest.