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Upcoming Public Programs and Events

The Gallery is always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays | Gallery 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.

Wednesdays – Sundays | 10.00am - 5.00pm | Gallery for kids | Free

Drop in activities during gallery opening hours | Work through the activities in the MOAC Kid’s Guide | Create a digital artwork on the iPads while listening to a symphony in the Margaret Olley Art Centre

Fri 18-Sun 27 May | Murwillumbah Art Trail | Free

The Gallery is participating in this exciting showcase of contemporary art exhibitions and events featuring artists from the Tweed Valley and surrounds. For more info visit

Sat 19 & Sun 20 May and Sat 26 & Sun 27 May | Murwillumbah Art Trail Information Point | Free

10.00am – 4.00pm Chat to Murwillumbah Art Trail volunteers, in the Gallery Foyer, to learn more about the events and locations. Art Trail Maps will be available.

Sunday 20 May | Artists at Work | Free

11.00am – 3.00pm Painters Elsa Boisjoly, Claude Bonneau and Dominique Normand, along with sculptor Martin Brisson, will demonstrate their skills.
These artists are guests of the Murwillumbah Art Trail on exchange from Quebec, Canada.

Friday 25 May | New Exhibitions Opening | Free

6.00 for 6.30pm Official Opening Speeches
All are welcome to Join us for the official opening of our new exhibitions. Georgie Maddox’s Subdivision will be opened by artist Christian Palmer. Andrew Antoniou, will speak about his exhibition Curtain Call. Patrons may also preview a selection of works from the 2018 Border Art Prize. All Welcome.

Saturday 26 May | Border Art Prize launch at M|Arts Precinct | Free

5.00 for 5.45pm Announcement of Winners
Please join us at M¦Arts Precinct, 1 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah, for the official opening & announcement of winners. All Welcome.

Wednesday 6 June | Gallery Playdate for Small Visitors | Free

9.30-10.30am DST First Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)
The gallery environment can play an important role in early childhood development. Our Gallery Playdates offer free, guided creative experiences for children 6 months to 5 years with their carers. To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child please.
Next playdates: Wednesday 6 June and Wednesday 4 July.

Friday 15 June | Exhibition Talk with Andrew Antoniou | Free

2.00pm Join the artist for insights into his practice and the exhibition Curtain Call.

CANCELLED: Monday 18 June | Art in the Pub with Fiona Lowry

at the Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby. Fiona Lowry and Tweed Regional Gallery apologise that due to a change in circumstances Fiona Lowry is no longer available on this date.

Wednesday 4 July | Gallery Playdate for small visitors | Free

9.30-10.30am First Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)
Children six months to five years. To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child please. Next playdate: Wednesday 1 August.

Monday 9 July | Art in the Pub: Marian Drew | Free

6.00 for 6.30pm at the Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby
Marian Drew is one of Australia's most significant contemporary photographic artists. Her practice, spanning more than twenty years, is characterised by innovation and exploration of photo-media. Her work will be presented as part of Australian exotica - A Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition on display 20 July – 23 September.
This is a c.a.s.e and Byron School of Art event supported by Tweed Regional Gallery

Tuesday 17 July | Christmas in July | $55

11.30am for 12 noon at Mavis’ Kitchen, 64 Mt Warning Rd, Mt Warning
Join the Friends of the Gallery in conjunction with Mavis’ Kitchen and Cabins for their annual three course traditional Christmas lunch with champagne mimosa on arrival. No refunds will be issued.
Bookings: or phone Kim Schofield-Kelly (with payment information) by 10 July on 0404 844 005.

Sunday 19 August | Curtain Call: In the Moment | Free

2.00pm For actors, being 'in the moment' is important. For these young actors the 'moment' is repeated over and over and over and over and over and over again. Join us for theatre of the absurd with youth actors from Murwillumbah Theatre Co. / DoubleMask Youth Theatre Co inspired by Andrew Antoniou’s Curtain Call.


Sat 16 & Sun 17 June | Drawing from the Imagination | $175

10.30am-4.30pm | with Andrew Antoniou | Adults 18yrs
Using charcoal, learn methods to enable you to discover images within your own marks and compositions that can be developed into large size charcoal drawings.
For further infomation and materials list click HERE (234kB PDF)

Thursday 12 July | ART MAKER with Georgie Maddox

10.00am-12.00noon Looking at Landscape ages 6-8yrs ¦ $25
1.00pm-3.30pm Collaging the Landscape ages 9-12yrs ¦ $30
Taking inspiration from the work of Georgie Maddox, children will work with oil pastel to draw two landscapes special to them, then deconstruct and reform them into new landscapes. Discounts apply for additional children. Further information and Bookings:

Friday 13 July | BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Currumbin | see webpage

Kid’s workshop using LEGO®. Get more information, make bookings and join mailing list at

Regular Events

Wednesday – Sunday Gallery for kids | Free

Drop in activities during gallery hours: Drawing in the Foyer | MOAC Kid’s Guide | Digital artworks & symphony on the Margaret Olley Art Centre iPads.

11.30am Daily Guided Tours of the Gallery | Free - donations appreciated

Meet your guide in the Gallery foyer for an enjoyable and informative look at current exhibitions. Individual bookings are not required. Groups of 10 or more, clubs, schools etc., must book in advance on 02 6670 2790 or

Gallery Playdates for our Small Visitors | Free

9.30am–10.30am first Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)

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.

The Gallery Café

Wednesday - Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm | 02 6672 5088
The Café is open for breakfast and coffee each morning before the Gallery opens.
Friends of Gallery show membership card for 10% discount.

Murwillumbah Bridge Club

Mondays 9.30am - 1.00pm | Info Jay Faranda 02 6679 7142
Exercise your mind, make new friends, challenge yourself.

Life Drawing with Shirley Kennedy

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

Wellbeing Workshops with Mem

Thursdays 11.00am - 1.00pm | $15 | Info & Bookings 0433 601 344

Life Coaching & Wellbeing Workshop
- A monthly session for total well-being looking at ways to deal with the demands of life
31 May | 28 June | 26 July | 23 August | 20 September | 25 October | 22 November

Women in Business Wellbeing Workshop - A nurturing session for women in business who would like to focus on their own well-being
14 June | 9 August | 6 September | 8 November

For more information visit Mem's website
Last Updated: 20 May 2018