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Upcoming Public Programs and Events

Please note the Gallery will be CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY 14 April. We are always closed on Mondays and TuesdaysGallery public programs are free unless stated otherwise. Your gold coin donation is much appreciated and assists with program costs.
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible - if you would like a tax receipt please make your donation to volunteers/staff at the reception desk.

11.30am Daily Guided Tours of the Gallery | Free

Meet your guide in the Gallery foyer for an enjoyable and informative look at current exhibitions. Individual bookings are not required. Groups, clubs, schools etc., please book on 02 6670 2790 or

Until 16 July 2017 MemoryScape self guided tours | Free

Viewing artwork can engage, stimulate and ignite memories. People with dementia & their families/carers are invited to use our MemoryScape self-guided tour sheet when viewing the exhibition A - Z: the alphabet in art.

Gallery Playdates for our Small Visitors | Free

9.30am–10.30am first Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time) Upcoming dates: Wednesday 5 April, Wednesday 3 May, Wednesday 7 June
Children six months to five years, and their carers, are invited to join guided Art Play sessions in the exhibitions.
One adult with each child please. No Bookings required.

Guided Tours of the Gallery 11.30am Wed-Sunday | By Donation

An enjoyable and informative introduction to the Gallery and exhibitions. Groups (10 ) must book in advance: 02 6670 2790 /

Wednesday 22 March A-Z for pre-schoolers | Free

11.00am DST Meet in the Withey Family Gallery
Pre-schoolers and their carers are invited to join the Gallery's Education and Audience Development Officer, Jodi Ferrari, to explore the alphabet. Participants will find their way from A-Z through some of our favourite artworks from the collection.

Sunday 2 April Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir ¦ Free

2.00pm AEST Original Songs in the Gallery Foyer
Choristers will reprise the original songs from Opera Queensland’s locally produced show, Tumbulgum and the Countdown to Midnight at the First Supper Between Now and Forever, that was devised as part of Arts Northern Rivers If These Halls Could Talk project. Limited seating provided.

Sunday 11 June Community Stitch Up ¦ Free

11.00am AEST in the Gallery Foyer
Bring your craft project along for discussion and sharing. Meet other makers, pick up some new ideas and enjoy time spent nurturing your current passion or a neglected piece you would like to finish.

Sunday 18 June Artist’s Talk: Echo ¦ Free

11.00am AEST Guy Maestri on Objects and Inspiration
Join the artist for discussion on his exhibition Echo, with direct reference to some of the treasured pieces from the Gallery’s collection of objects from Margaret Olley’s home.

Creative Workshops for Children - Bookings 02 6670 2790

Fri 21 April ¦ Fantastical Bugs with Sharon Muir ¦ $34*

9.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-4.30pm ¦ Kids 9-12yrs
Create your our own fantasy bugs inspired by the natural world. Have fun painting and naming your very own bug species.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ¦ * SAVE $5 per booking on Gallery Workshops, when booking two or more children or workshops.

Sunday 23 April Face On – Portraiture with David Fairbairn ¦ $130

10.00am-4.00pm Drawing and Mixed Media ¦ Adults
Extend your ideas and skills to achieve a more emotive and individual response to portraiture, using yourself as a life model.
Download full description and materials list here: WORKSHOP DAVID FAIRBAIRN (387kB PDF). **Fully booked, Waitlist only**

Regular Events

The Gallery Café

Wednesday - Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm | 02 6672 5088
Friends of Gallery show membership card for 10% discount

Murwillumbah Bridge Club

Mondays 9.30am - 1.00pm | Info Jay Faranda 02 6679 7142

Life Drawing with Shirley Kennedy

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm | $30 | Info 0475 906 849
All levels welcome, BYO materials.

Weekend Printmaking Workshops for Adults with Jay Foley

For information on future workshops: 02 66847143 or

Workshop and Education Risk Assessment (52kB PDF)
Last Updated: 21 March 2017