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As part of efforts to keep our community members and staff safe from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Tweed Regional Gallery will be closed to the public from Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice. Staff will be available Monday – Friday via phone or email to take enquiries during this time.
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Banksias, like many native flowers, are robust and resilient. They are a great reminder of our connection to nature and the pleasure that can be found simply observing the patterns, textures and colours found in the natural world. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Floral Appreciation by Judy Oakenfull, set up a simple still life from your garden or download examples from our Flower Portraits Activity Sheet. This is an activity the whole family can enjoy as there is even a fun template for the kids!

Flower Portraits Online Activity (1.66mB PDF)

For their exhibition Captive Companions artists Anne Smerdon and Corinne Lewis brought together over 30 highly trained, free-flight birds of different species. The birds you seen in their exhibition were able to fly around the house, nibble on strawberries, rest on pumpkins, and nestle up to their human friends. This approach enabled Anne and Corinne to document the different personalities and plumages of these beautiful birds. Taking inspiration from Captive Companions, and using the exercises provided, let your imagination roam as free as these intelligent, joyous and curious creatures!

Art Play Online Activity (4.91mB PDF)

Inclusive Programs

Art & Dementia Friends

Second Friday of the month | 10.30 - 12.30pm DST | Free I Limited places - bookings essential
Tweed Regional Gallery staff invite you to connect with the Gallery's changing exhibition program through stimulating arts engagement and creative experiences. This educational and social program aspires to reconnect people living with dementia to their sense of identity, and raise awareness of and reduce the social stigma associated with dementia. Care partners can enjoy a mutually-shared experience in a stimulating environment. Viewing artwork together can engage, stimulate and ignite memories.

Book for one or more dates:

Friday 12 June I 10.30am - 12.30pm CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE

Contact Jodi Ferrari via email or phone 02 6670 2790

Healing Wednesdays

Gallery for Kids

Wednesday-Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm DST | Free CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE
Drop in for mindfulness activities in the Gallery Foyer | MOAC Kids’ Guide, digital drawing, painting & symphony on the iPads.

Upcoming School Holiday Program - April 2020

ART PLAY Explore the World of Birds
COMING SOON In conjunction with the exhibition Captive Companions, access our free online activity for kids to explore the wonderful world of birds.

Early Childhood Programs

Gallery Playdate for small visitors

First Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time) | 9.30-10.30am DST | Free
Fun exploring and making sessions for children aged six months to five years and their carers. To best enjoy your playdate, we request one adult with each child.

Next Gallery Playdate: Wednesday 1 April 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE

Creative workshops for adults

Please check back soon for more creative workshops with our Guest Artist-Educators.

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 during NSW school 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.

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.

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