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Last 10 Available Media Releases
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16 November 2017
TextaQueen turns nudes upside down
TextaQueen media release
TextaQueen’s humorous and subversive works upend the traditions of the salon nude and narrative portraiture.
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16 November 2017
Australian art golden boy to launch book at Tweed Regional Gallery
Michael Zavros book launch media release
A golden child of Australian contemporary art, Michael Zavros, has brought many of his celebrated pieces together in the artist’s debut book and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre has been chosen for an official launch of the collection.
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7 November 2017
Frank finds relief in the art of mathematics
Big Piece of Pie media release

Newcastle-based artist Frank Murri integrates art and math in his exhibition The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π),  featured at Tweed Regional Gallery from 24 November to 22 April 2018.

 

Mathematics and art share a long historical relationship. Philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell encapsulated the synergy between the two disciplines, stating: “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture”.

 

In his ambitious exhibition, Murri has encoded and carved 31 timber relief sculptural panels with the first 9014 digits of the Pi number (an irrational number with no end or repeating pattern). Within this sequence, the artist has highlighted the first four single digit prime numbers using primary colours, in an exploration of the aesthetic in number theory.

 

Murri said: “By looking into the realm of pure mathematics, there lies within a beauty which transcends its usual form. The pieces I’ve created are formulated to capture this beauty.”

 

The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π) will officially open at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on Friday 24 November at 6pm (NSW time).

 

On Sunday 10 December at noon to 2pm, Frank Murri will facilitate a fun, engaging free drop-in activity for children aged 3 years and over. Working with paper and pens, LEGO® bricks, or a drawing app on smartphones, children will explore how probability can shape an artwork with repeated throws of a dice.  

 

For further information, visit http://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au or phone the Gallery on (02) 6670 2790.

 

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

 


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23 October 2017
Leading artist launches new book at Tweed Regional Gallery
Michael Zavros book launch media release
Leading Australian artist Michael Zavros will hold his debut book launch at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on 23 November.
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17 October 2017
Rosie's life lines reel in Olive Cotton people's choice prize
Olive Cotton People's Choice media release
Michael Cook’s close-up portrait Memories has been voted the public’s favourite in the Olive Cotton Award People’s Choice Award, with visitors describing it as a “profound” and “powerful” image.
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5 October 2017
Gallery showcases amazing body of work
Go Figure exhibition media release
The human form is celebrated in Go Figure: works from the collection, a new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre from Friday 13 October 2017 until Sunday 21 October 2018.
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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
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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
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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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Last Updated: 14 October 2013