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Public Programs

Catherine O'Donnell | Meet the Artist

Sunday 9 February | 2 - 3pm DST | Free
Join artist Catherine O’Donnell for insights into her practice and the exhibition Fibro Façade. Stay afterwards for an informal chat and refreshments in the Gallery Foyer.
No bookings required.

Artist Preview Talk

Friday 21 February | 5.15 - 6pm DST | Free
Join artist Clare Belfrage for insights into her exhibition and practice. Stay afterwards for the official opening in the Gallery Foyer.
Refreshments provided. No bookings required.

Exhibition Openings

Friday 21 February | 6 - 8pm DST | Free
All are invited to attend the opening celebrations of ‘JamFactory Icon Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time’, ‘Anne Smerdon & Corinne Lewis: Captive Companions’, ‘Judy Oakenfull: Floral Appreciation’.

Anne Smerdon & Corinne Lewis | Meet the Artists & Book Launch

Sunday 23 February | 2 - 3.30pm | Free
Join artists Anne and Corinne for insights into their artistic practice and experience of working with live parrots. Anne will also launch her book Facebeak, a guide for bird owners based on her own experience, and Corinne will launch Captive Companions: a behind the scenes look at the works of Anne Smerdon & Corinne Lewis.
Stay afterwards for an informal chat and refreshments in the Gallery Foyer.

Flower Portraits Drop In Drawing Session

Sunday 1 March | 10am - 4pm DST | Free
Drop in to the Gallery Foyer to observe the artist at work. Taking inspiration from a selection of the Judy Oakenfull’s ‘flower portraits’, create your own wild flower portrait from the native flowers provided.

Hiromi Hotel - Healing Wednesdays

Wednesdays I 11am – 2pm DST throughout the NSW school holidays* I Adults and children welcome
Drop into ‘Hiromi Hotel’ for a free program of creative and meditative activities inspired by the summer exhibition Healing Circle - Home. Explore mindfulness, meditation, slow art, yoga, dance and movement, music and circle drawing with our healing facilitators. Heaing Wednesdays are an inclusive program - all abilities are encouraged to join.
See the summer program below and check back soon for more Healing Wednesday activities continuing in February 2020.
(*excluding public holidays)



School Holiday Programs - Summer

Hiromi Hotel - Healing Wednesdays

Wednesdays I 11am – 2pm DST throughout the NSW school holidays* I Adults and children welcome
Drop into ‘Hiromi Hotel’ for a free program of creative and meditative activities inspired by the summer exhibition Healing Circle - Home. Explore mindfulness, meditation, slow art, yoga, dance and movement, music and circle drawing with our healing facilitators.
(*excluding public holidays)

Wednesday 8 January 2020

11.00am - 12.00pm DST |
Free
Join our delightful Art Therapist Joanne Joy for short guided visualisation sessions in response to the art of Hiromi Tango. Let us help you find a calm focus as you are gently guided on a creative journey of discovery. 10 min sessions - no bookings required.

12.00pm - 2.00pm DST I Free
Drop in for some creative and mindful art experiences - adults and children are welcome together.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

11.00am - 2.00pm DST |
Free
Drop in for some creative and mindful art expeiences in response to Hiromi Tango's exhibition and try some mindful Haiku writing. Prize-winning performance poet and poetry educator Sarah Temporal is on hand to inspire and engage participants in a relaxed and informal environment. Adults and children welcome together.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

11.00am - 12.00pm DST |
Free
WeMove ensemble invite you to join their Slow Art Movement program in the Gallery. Expect a nurturing, joyful and mindful physical experience using your body and your senses. All physical abilities will be supported by our healing facilitators.

12.00pm - 2.00pm DST I Free
Drop in for some creative and mindful art experiences - adults and children are welcome together.

Healing Wednesdays

Gallery for Kids

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

School Holiday Programs - April

15, 17 & 22 April | 11am - 1pm | Free
ART PLAY Explore the World of Birds
In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Captive Companions’, join our artist-educators in this free drop-in making session.
No bookings required, children to be supervised by an adult.


Early Childhood Programs

Gallery Playdate for small visitors

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

Next Gallery Playdate: Wednesday 5 February 2020.

Creative workshops for adults

Painting Masterclass with Idris Murphy FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 1 February & Sunday 2 February 2020
10.00am - 4.00pm DST | $195
Learn from one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape painters and Salient artist, Idris Murphy.
Suitable for those with some painting experience.
Bookings essential: Waitlist only (external link)

Catherine O’Donnell | Tonal Drawing Workshop

Saturday 8 February | 10am-4pm DST | $85
Learn classical drawing techniques from this award winning artist. Suitable for those with some drawing experience.
Bookings essential: https://www.trybooking.com/BGYCX

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 GalleryEducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au

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.

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.
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