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Upcoming Public Programs and Events

All times are NSW Daylight Saving Time | We are 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 ¦ Interact with Alasdair Macintyre's exhibition The Adventures of Aecap and complete the Activity Booklet

Sunday 25 February | Go Figure: The Bronzes | Free

2.00pm Exhibition Talk with Don Mitchell
Join Don Mitchell, son of sculptor Marjorie Fletcher, for an exhibition talk on the sculptures featured in Go Figure. Enjoy insights into the early artistic lives of Marjorie Fletcher and Barbara Tribe, who both studied under Rayner Hoff at East Sydney Technical College in the 1930s. Don will share material from the Fletcher family collection including additional small sculptures, photographs and a range of art books.

Upcoming programs March - May | View and download full program HERE (316kB PDF)

Friday 2 March | New Exhibitions Opening | Free

5.15pm DST Exhibition Preview talk:
Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists with Lara
Nicholls, Curator 19th century Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia
6.00 for 6.30pm DST Official Opening Speeches
All are welcome to join us for the official opening of our new exhibitions. Rob Olver’s Of Rivers and Floods will be opened by artist Heather Matthew. Dr Glen Skien, artist and lecturer, will open Nicola Hooper’s Zoonoses and Dr. Gerard Vaughan AM, Director, National Gallery of Australia, will open Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists.

Wednesday 7 March | Gallery Playdate for Small Visitors | Free

9.30-10.30am DST First Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)
Children six months to five years, and their carers, are invited to join our Drop In guided Art Play session inspired by the current exhibitions. To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child please.
Next playdates: Wednesday 4 April and Wednesday 2 May.

Tuesday 20 March | Visit Lismore Regional Gallery | $25

Friends of the Gallery Coach Trip
Depart 9.00am sharp Tweed Regional Gallery undercover carpark or 9.40am Tweed Bowls Club carpark, Cnr Florence Street & Wharf Streets Tweed Heads. Return to Tweed Regional Gallery by approximately 4.30pm. Payment required with booking, no refunds on cancellation. Bookings essential: 02 6670 2790.

Saturday 7 April | Auslan Museum and Gallery Tours | Free

For deaf and hearing impaired visitors
11am - Tweed Regional Museum
, Queensland Rd, Murwillumbah - local history and collection highlights
12.30pm - Tweed Regional Gallery - view the Gallery’s current exhibitions and the Margaret Olley Art Centre.
Sponsored by the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.
Bookings essential through Tweed Regional Museum - 02 6670 2493.

Monday 16 April | Art in the Pub: Dr Ella Dreyfus | Free

6.00 for 6.30pm DST at the Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby
Dr Ella Dreyfus is the winner of the inaugural Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture (2005) with the portrait The Lads: Nadz and Dax – currently on exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery. Ella will speak about her recent exhibition Walking in Wiesbaden, a personal response to the history of her European family's war trauma and survival.
This is a c.a.s.e and Byron School of Art event supported by Tweed Regional Gallery.

Thursdays & Fridays 19, 20, 26, 27 April | Art Play: Zoonoses | Free

Wallpaper Project | Drop in
each day Work with Nicola Hooper and the Gallery’s artist-educators to creatively ‘wallpaper’ our Gallery Foyer using a colour palette inspired by historical wallpapers with very interesting stories.

Friday 11 May | Gallery Up Late | $15/ $10*

5.00pm-6.15pm Enjoy after hours access to the Gallery and Café.
6.15pm for 6.30pm Panel Discussion: A Painter’s House

Hosted by Ingrid Hedgcock Curator, Margaret Olley Art Centre.
What makes ‘a painter’s house’? Our guest panel will share their creative and personal insights into the Margaret Olley home studio re-creation. Speakers: Sally Watterson, MOAC re-creation curator and artists Guy Maestri, Monica Rohan, Lewis Miller and John Honeywill. Gallery close 8.00pm. Cafe remains open for dinner prior. Limited places,
Book at: *$10 Tickets Friends of the Gallery/Students.

Call for Entries: Border Art Prize 2018

For artists living in Tweed, Ballina, Byron & Kyogle Shires and Lismore & Gold Coast City Council areas. For 2D and 3D entries in open media, open theme. The exhibition will be shown from 25 May to 15 July 2018.
Entries close: 5.00pm Friday 20 April. For entry information visit

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


Sunday 15 April & Sunday 6 May | Composition and Natural Light - photography workshop with Rob Olver | $75

15 April: 10.30am-1.30pm ¦ 6 May 10.30am-12.30pm ¦ 16yrs to adult
Join artist Rob Olver for a two-part photography workshop to learn about his photographic process. Work on the basics of composition and lighting, followed by an insightful group session with the artist sharing your photographic journey. Disposable film camera provided.
Bookings and further information:

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)

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Currumbin

Bricks 4 Kidz will be back during the April school holidays with their kid’s workshop using LEGO®. Join their mailing list for early notification and dates of workshops:

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) Upcoming dates: Wednesday 6 December, 7 February

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.

Mindfulness Meditation & Wellbeing Sessions with Mem

Thursdays 10.00am-12.00pm | $15
Bring yoga mat, light blanket, water bottle.
Starts 22 Feb 2018. Information and Bookings: 0433 601 344
Last Updated: 15 March 2018