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Last 10 Available Media Releases
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19 September 2017
Surprising results for 2017 Les Peterkin Prize
Les Peterkin Prize media release
The enormous talent of Tweed and Byron primary school students will again be celebrated by the annual Les Peterkin Portrait Prize, on show at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre from 22 September – 4 December 2017.
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15 September 2017
Gallery attractions to draw all ages
New exhibitions and a series of school holidays activities will keep the whole family entertained at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.
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13 September 2017
Artists pay homage to the natural beauty of the caldera
The Tweed’s natural beauty will be celebrated in the Caldera Art 2017 exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre from 22 September – 3 December 2017.
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11 September 2017
Bright ideas and brilliant lanterns at expanded expo
Home Expo attractions media release
Get the advice and products you need for a more comfortable and cost-effective home, then celebrate the Tweed River and natural environment, when two of Council’s most popular public events join forces this Saturday.
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11 September 2017
Whiteley journeys bring fresh view of the world
Brett Whiteley media release
Brett Whiteley: other places (somewhere else), a new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery from 29 September, is a visual travelogue by one of Australia’s most celebrated artists.
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8 September 2017
Olley's home studio ignites memories for Dementia Awareness Month
MemoryScape media release
A free dementia awareness program using art and music to stimulate memories and conversation is being launched at Tweed Regional Gallery today, to coincide with Dementia Awareness Month.
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4 September 2017
Last days for the many faces of Margaret Olley
Olley Portraits last days media release
Only a few days remain to see a very rare collection of portraits of the most painted face in Australian art.
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18 August 2017
Cotton continues Ari’s emergence

The list of finalists for the Olive Cotton Award in 2017 features many of the biggest names in Australian portrait photography, but it has also continued the emergence of a talented young local.

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16 August 2017
Yeldham shares unconventional story of endurance

The unorthodox life journey of artist Joshua Yeldham will be laid bare when he gives a free talk at Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah on Sunday 27 August.


The unconventional Sydney-based artist will speak about his exhibition Endurance, on display at the Gallery until 10 December, and his story of a “sensitive boy” who endured bullying, a literacy challenges and an unsympathetic school system to become one of Australia’s most original artists.


Yeldham draws from a deep spiritual affiliation with the land and a love of nature, creating art that entwines narrative and myth, imagination and experience.


Working across painting, photography, drawing and sculpture, he has developed a singular aesthetic that combines various mediums such as his pierced and carved photographs, his characteristic oil paintings, and large-scale paper works.


Yeldham is also an enthralling and humorous storyteller and will share his learning journey - from the heart-breaking to the bizarre.


A small boy struggling with undiagnosed dyslexia, he was a boarder at an exclusive Sydney school from the age of eight and was regularly taunted and tormented by his “big-boned” fellow students.


He seized an opportunity to reinvent himself when he was 14, moving with his mother to Switzerland and studying at the prestigious Aiglon College.


Yeldham was inspired by his “mountain men” teachers who were “strong men but they weren’t aggressive” and he threw himself into physical challenges.


It was another chapter in his unorthodox approach to physical and academic challenges and introduced him to skiing, navigation, mountain climbing and caving, throwing him into nature.


A succession of great art teachers throughout his education was also telling and he went on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, then became an award-winning film maker.


Endurance is the product of Yeldham’s term at the Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio in February, when he was invited to explore the waterways and surrounding scenery of the Northern Rivers.

His free talk will be held in the Withey Family Gallery from 2pm.


For further information, visit or phone (02) 6670 2790.

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14 August 2017
Up Late chat gives insight to Hockney genius
David Hockney Up Late media release
Get a greater insight to the innovations and motivations of David Hockney, the subject of Tweed Regional Gallery’s first international touring exhibition, when the Gallery hosts an Up Late event this Saturday.
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