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Background

The Tweed Regional Gallery, formerly known as the Tweed River Art Gallery, opened in 1988 and is a community facility operated by the Tweed Shire Council with support from the NSW Government through Arts NSW, the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc, the Tweed River Art Gallery Foundation Ltd and specific grant funding. The Gallery aims to promote a greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts in the community and to acquire, preserve, display and conserve the region’s visual arts heritage.

The objective of the Gallery’s Exhibition Program is:
  • to provide access to exhibitions of regional and national significance;
  • enable the Gallery to exhibit high quality exhibitions that extend the audiences’ understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and related fields;
  • curate a range of stimulating exhibitions from the Gallery’s growing collection of works by Australian artists;
  • enable exhibitions of an educational and museological nature, and of importance in visual arts and related fields;
  • include a balance of male and female, local, interstate and international artists; and
  • enable the Gallery to present an exhibition program that includes a wide range of topics/media within a 36 month period including (but not limited to) the following: art prizes, ceramics, contemporary craft, design, drawing, education, fashion, fibre, glass, jewellery, museological interest, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, regional / topical relevance and sculpture; and
  • deliver an innovative exhibition program.
Tweed Regional Gallery has a busy calendar of changing exhibitions within six separate exhibition areas.

  • The Temporary Exhibitions Gallery – touring exhibitions and Gallery initiatives
  • The Withey Family Gallery – changing display of works from the collection
  • The Anthony Gallery – changing display of works including touring exhibitions, Gallery initiatives and works from the collection
  • The Friends Gallery – changing display of works including touring exhibitions, Gallery initiatives and works from the collection
  • The Boyd Gallery – changing display of works including touring exhibitions, Gallery initiatives, works from the collection and outcomes of the Community Access Exhibitions Program
  • The Macnaughton Focus Gallery – dedicated to outcomes of the Community Access Exhibitions Program.






Last Updated: 25 September 2014