Margot Anthony with her portrait by Robert Hannaford, which now hangs at the Tweed River Art Gallery.
Margot Anthony with her portrait by Robert Hannaford, which now hangs at the Tweed River Art Gallery.

Margot Anthony portrait unveiled

THE woman who gave the Tweed River Art Gallery the very land on which it stands has been honoured in a portrait.

Margot Anthony, who together with husband and former Deputy Prime Minister of the Australia Doug Anthony, have been the gallery strongest patrons.

Mrs Anthony was painted by artist Robert Hannaford following a commissioning by the gallery foundation and Friends of the Gallery.

Gallery director Susi Muddiman said the portrait was a fitting tribute.

"As most people know, Margot and Doug donated the land for the construction of the gallery and reside on an adjacent farm," Miss Muddiman said.

"The commissioned portrait of Margot is a suitable acknowledgement of one of the gallery's strongest supporters.

"So many of our visitors enjoyed seeing this portrait in progress, I am sure they will be eager to return to see the finished product."

The portrait was completed as part of Robert Hannaford's Open Studio exhibition held at the gallery late last year where visitors could watch the artist and talent at work.



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