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Programs for Families

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Gallery Playdates for small visitors

9.30am–10.30am | first Wednesday of the month during NSW school term time | 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. No bookings required.

Next Gallery Playdates:

  • Wed 3 March 9.30am DST
  • Wed 5 May 2021 9.30am

Coming Soon

Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Julie Fragar, Richard (detail). Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Guy Maestri, JB reading (detail)

Image credits: Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Julie Fragar, Richard, oil on board, 202.5 x 135.5 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter. Sitter: Richard Bell – artist

Archibald Sunset Session: Artist Julie Fragar in conversation with Elisabeth Findlay, Director of Queensland College of Art

Friday 26 February 2021 | 5.30-7pm DST | $20

Join Archibald finalist and award-winning artist Julie Fragar in conversation with Australian portraiture scholar Elisabeth Findlay, Director of Queensland College of Art for this special Sunset Session in conjunction with the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour.

Ticket price $20, includes entry to the exhibition.

Places are limited and social distancing measures apply. Bookings essential (no walks-ins):

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Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended.
Tel: (02) 6672 5088

Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Craig Ruddy, ‘Dark emu’ – portrait of Bruce Pascoe

Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Craig Ruddy, ‘Dark emu’ – portrait of Bruce Pascoe acrylic, oil, charcoal and varnish on canvas, 216 x 170 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter. Sitter: Bruce Pascoe - writer.

Archibald Sunset Session: Craig Ruddy and Bruce Pascoe

Friday 5 March 2021 | 5.30-7pm DST | $20

Join five-time Archibald finalist and 2004 winner Craig Ruddy in conversation Bruce Pascoe, a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, and writer of the award-winning book Dark Emu for this special Sunset Session in conjunction with the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour. Facilitated by Sarah McGhee, Curator Exhibitions, TRGMOAC.

Ticket price $20, includes entry to the exhibition.

Places are limited and social distancing measures apply. Bookings essential (no walks-ins):

SOLD OUT. Register on our Waitlist
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Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended.
Tel: (02) 6672 5088

Murwillumbah Potters Studio, Fernvale.

Murwillumbah Potters Studio, Fernvale.

Artist Studio Tour

Tuesday 16 March | 10am–1pm | $15

To celebrate Earth ‘n’ Fire: Fifty Years of Murwillumbah Potters, the Friends of the Gallery will host a studio tour to visit the Murwillumbah Potters Club, Fernvale. Watch demonstrations and gain unique insights into the history of the group and the creative practice of many of its artists.

Meet at Murwillumbah Potters Club, Fernvale. Morning tea provided, and purchase your lunch afterwards at Bacarco Murwullimbah. Places are limited, online bookings are essential: fernvalestudiotour.eventbrite.com.au

Raffia and natural fibre handwoven objects

Weaving Workshop with Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole

Sunday 21 March | 10.30am – 1.30pm | $110

Join local weavers Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole from Jugan Dandii for a weaving and yarning circle in the Gallery Foyer. Experience connection and learn age old techniques in a relaxing environment. Using raffia and natural fibres of the local area create a beautiful hand-woven object. All materials provided. In conjunction with the exhibition Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial.

Places are limited and bookings essential:
Book online.

(L-R, top-bottom) Debbie Johansen; Joan Viglione; Dinah Watson; Ann Lee; Janet Mansfield; Shirley Kennedy; Jeanette Cernogi; Ellen Tyrell; Jim Hall; Francis Smith; Joan Viglione; and Dorothy Burns

Murwillumbah Potters
Guided Tours of Exhibition

Sunday 28 March | 30min tours available,
11am–3pm | Free

Drop in to the Gallery Foyer between 11am and 3pm to meet Murwillumbah Potters exhibiting artists and enjoy a special guided tour of the exhibition. Capacity limits apply.

(L-R, top-bottom) Debbie Johansen; Joan Viglione; Dinah Watson; Ann Lee; Janet Mansfield; Shirley Kennedy; Jeanette Cernogi; Ellen Tyrell; Jim Hall; Francis Smith; Joan Viglione; and Dorothy Burns

Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia, courtesy the National Gallery of Australia.

Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia, courtesy the National Gallery of Australia.

An Evening with Director, National Gallery of Australia, Nick Mitzevich

Friday 19 March 2021 | 5–7pm DST | $30

The Gallery is delighted to welcome Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia, for this special opening of Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series.

Enjoy refreshments upon arrival and join Nick for a floortalk to gain insight into this iconic series of paintings.

Bookings essential: sidneynolannedkellyopening.eventbrite.com.au

Sidney Nolan’s 1946–47 paintings on the theme of the bushranger Ned Kelly are one of the greatest series of Australian paintings of the 20th century. Nolan’s Ned Kelly series is a distillation of a complex, layered story set in the Victorian landscape and centred around a 19th century bushranger and his gang who were on the run from the police.

Sunset Session with Belinda Smith & Linda Phillips

Friday 16 April | 5.30–7pm | Free

Join artist Belinda Smith in conversation with Linda Phillips, Curator and Designer, Adderton: house & heart of mercy and gain insights into Belinda’s practice and the exhibition After Blue Jean Sisters.

Places are limited & bookings essential: bluejeansisterssunsetsession.eventbrite.com.au

Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended: gallerybybacaro.com/reservations

Artist Belinda Smith and Linda Phillips, Curator at Adderton: house & heart of mercy

Artist Belinda Smith and Linda Phillips, Curator at Adderton: house & heart of mercy.

Curator and exhibiting artist Vic McEwan, Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial. Courtesy the artist.

Curator and exhibiting artist Vic McEwan, Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial. Courtesy the artist.

Floor talk with Vic McEwan

Friday 30 April 2021 | 5.30–7pm | Free

Join guest curator and exhibiting artist Vic McEwan and exhibiting artist Erica Gray to gain insights into the exhibition Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial.

Bookings essential: tensions2020floortalk.eventbrite.com.au

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Image courtesy the artist.

Blue Jean Sisters Stitching Session

Sunday 2 May | 12–4pm (drop-in) | Free

Bring your spare threads and cherished fabric scraps and join Belinda for an afternoon of sewing and shared stories on the final day of the exhibition. Participants can select a doll from Belinda’s installation and add embellishments. The decorated dolls will then be donated to Belinda’s nominated charity. Bookings not required; capacity limits apply.

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Art in the Pub

Monday 17 May| 6pm for 6.30pm start |
Free. No bookings required

The Courthouse Hotel,
Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby

Jacqueline Hennessy will present an illustrated Artist Talk about her art practice and new exhibition of paintings ‘Still life’, and reflect on her National Art School journey.

A collaborative event between the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Contemporary Art Space and Education Inc. and Byron School of Art.

Gallery At Home

Kenny Pittock: Bring on the CLAYONS!

Kenny Pittock, Life is like a box of crayons, 2020. © the artist.

ART PLAY with Kenny Pittock:
Bring on the CLAYONS!

Kenny Pittock is a Melbourne-based artist who works with ceramics, painting and drawing. Using humour and wordplay Kenny’s exhibition Planes, Trains and Bubble’O Bills is currently on display at the Gallery bringing smiles to all who experience it. Watch Kenny in action via this ART PLAY video.

Meet the Artist: Gabriela Soelkner

In this virtual Meet the Artist, artist Gabriela Soelkner provides insights into her practice and the exhibition ROCK FACE now on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery.

Unlocking Margarets House - White Jug Still Life Challenge

Unlocking Margaret’s House: White Jug Still Life Challenge

On the first Sunday of each month, the Gallery will bring to you a new still life challenge using objects from her incredible collection, and we invite you to make a work in response. Whether it is through painting, drawing, 3d, mixed media or photography – we want to see how you respond to the challenge. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media with the hashtag #unlockingmargaretshouse!

Unlocking Margarets House - White Jug Still Life Challenge (3.63mB PDF)

YouTube channel

To view past Gallery At Home virtual programs, visit our YouTube channel playlist.

Inclusive Programs

Art & Dementia Friends

FREE program | 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.

Upcoming dates:

  • 12 March | 10.30am – 12.30pm DST
  • 9 April | 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 14 May | 10.30am – 12.30pm

Contact Jodi Ferrari via email galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au or
phone 02 6670 2790

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Margaret Olley Art Centre
digital puzzle

Boost your brain activity with the Margaret Olley Art Centre digital puzzle courtesy of the Tweed Tourism Company's #LoveTheTweed initiative.

Get started on the MOAC puzzle

MOAC puzzle

Deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

'The Yellow Room | Margaret Olley Art Centre

MOAC Curator Ingrid Hedgcock invites you inside the Yellow Room.

A special look inside Olley’s "sanctuary"

'The Green Kitchen I Margaret Olley Art Centre'

Curator of the Margaret Olley Art Centre & Collections Manager, Ingrid Hedgcock, invites you into her favourite room in the re-creation of Olley’s famous home studio – her Green Kitchen.

Video Transcript (391kB PDF)

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Regular events

All regular events have been postponed until further notice.

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 GalleryEducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au

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.

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