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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 November 2021 9.30 am
Poppies with orange

Image credit: Poppies Still life Challenge, November 2020.

Artmaking for Everyone

12 November 2021 – 20 February 2022 | Free Drop

Be inspired by still life this summer! Using the objects provided, set up and draw your own still life composition in the Gallery Foyer. This is a great activity for the whole family, with special challenges set up throughout the school holidays.

Coming Soon

Image: BS`A Directors and long-course teachers (left to right): Michael Cusack, Emma Walker, James Guppy, Travis Paterson, Christine Willcocks, Kat Shapiro Wood, Michelle Dawson and (front) Chris Bennie. Photo: Michelle Eabry.

Shared Knowledge Sunset Session

Friday 22 October | Session time 5.30pm - 7.00pm DST | $20

The Gallery is delighted to host an evening of shared knowledge for artists in our region. Learn more about the arts industry in a fun and relaxing environment –including tips on submitting an application, approaching galleries, entering prizes and more. Test your knowledge and be in the running to win a gift voucher from Yellow Brick Studio and a mentoring session at Byron School of Art.
Enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival at Gallery by Bacaro from 5.00pm. Doors open to the Gallery at 5.30pm.
This event is presented in partnership with Byron School of Art and Yellow Brick Studio.

Booking essential

Green Asylum

Image credit: Charlotte Haywood, Green asylum 2017 (detail). Image courtesy the artist.

Weaving the Unwanted: Giant Weaving Project

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 November 1-3pm | Free Drop In

Bring in your old towel, sheet, jeans, or ball gown and rip it up! Join the artist and help create a giant woven work from recycled materials in the Gallery foyer.

The Supers

Image credit Craig Tuffin, The Supers No.1 2020, archival pigment prints, 40” x 54”. Courtesy the artist.

Sunset Session with Craig Tuffin and Susi Muddiman

Friday 12 November | 5.30-7.00pm | $20

Join artist Craig Tuffin in conversation with Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM. Gain insight into the artist’s practice and the exhibition The Supers. Enjoy a welcome drink prepared by Gallery by Bacaro.

Booking essential

Ken Done: Art Design Life

Image credit: Ken Done with Amber Creswell Bell’s Ken Done: Art Design Life

In Conversation & Book Signing

Friday 19 November | 5.30-7.00pm DST | $20

Join Ken Done AM in conversation with writer and curator Amber Creswell Bell to gain insights into the artist’s practice and the exhibition Up to 80. Wear your brightest colours and celebrate in style. Light refreshments provided.

Purchase your copy of Creswell Bell’s Ken Done: Art Design Life at Gallery shop with both artist and author available for signing on the night.

Numbers are strictly limited, booking essential

Ken Done by Stuart Spence

Image credit: Ken Done with Cadmium orange studio (detail) 2021 oil and acrylic on canvas. 101.5 x 122 cm. Image courtesy Ken Done Gallery, Sydney © The artist. Photographer: Stuart Spence.

An Evening with Ken - Presented by the Gallery Foundation

Saturday 20 November | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | $80

Join artist Ken Done AM and Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM for an intimate floor talk exploring Ken’s personal favourites in the exhibition and the stories behind them. Delicious refreshments and summery cocktails created by Husk Distillers will be served.

This event is presented by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. to raise funds for the Gallery’s Art Play program, which provides free education resources and activities for diverse audiences.

Spaces limited. Book now or make a donation and support the Gallery’s Art Play program.

Ben Quilty

Image credit: Ben Quilty. Photographer: Olivia Quilty.

In Conversation and Official Opening with Ben Quilty & Nick Mitzevich

Hosted by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation

Friday 26 November | 6.30pm – 8.00pm DST | $60 Gen / $50 Foundation

Join artist Ben Quilty and Nick Mitzevich, Director of the National Gallery of Australia to officially open At Home: Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty. Hear from Ben and Nick in the exhibition as they discuss Quilty’s dynamic practice, his unlikely friendship with Margaret Olley and the impact of COVID-19 on his subject matter and painting, and enjoy delicious refreshments.

This event is hosted by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

Spaces limited. Book now

Still life challenge

Image credit: Interior View of the Hat Factory re-creation at the Margaret Olley Art Centre by Justin Ealand.

Still life Challenge: Margaret Olley & Ben Quilty

Sundays: 26 December 2021, 9 January & 6 February 2022 | Free Online

From December to February the Gallery will release a series of still life challenges on Facebook and Instagram. Make your own artwork in response to still life compositions inspired by the exhibition At Home: Margaret Olley & Ben Quilty, and look out for the two challenges created by our special guest artist, Ben Quilty.

Image credit: Michael Cusack, Desire Line 2019, mixed media on poly cotton.

Image credit: Christine Willcocks, Moss Green 2020, watercolour on 610gsm rag paper. Images courtesy the artists.

Meeting of Minds: Weekend Workshop

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December | 10am – 4pm | $365

The sharing and testing of ideas with another artist is often a great way to open up your practice. In this weekend workshop Michael Cusack and Christine Willcocks use their different approaches to artmaking to invite students to make new work, and consider various installation possibilities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with two of the Directors of the Byron School of Art.
This workshop is held in the M/Arts Precinct and is presented in partnership with M/Arts Precinct and Byron School of Art.

Bookings essential


Image credit Craig Tuffin, Sub, 2014, Wet plate collodion tintype. Courtesy the artist.

Wet Plate Collodion Demonstration

Sunday 3 April 2022 | 2-4pm | $20/p>

Join Craig Tuffin as he produces a beautifully detailed image on a glass plate in the darkened Gallery workshop. This is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the wet plate collodion process.

Booking essential

Gallery At Home

Ken Done: EducationLive art lesson

Ken Done: EducationLive art lesson from Ken Done Gallery on Vimeo.

In Conversation: Kelly Gellatly and Darren Sylvester

Artist Darren Sylvester speaks with curator and writer Kelly Gellatly about his practice and the exhibition ‘Treasure Island’ on display at Tweed Regional Gallery from 14 May - 31 October 2021

Kerry O'Brien and Angus McDonald Sunset Session

Archibald Prize 2020 - Sunset Session: Angus McDonald and Kerry O'Brien

On Friday 12 February 2021 distinguished and respected journalist Kerry O'Brien spoke to award winning artist and filmmaker Angus McDonald during a Tweed Regional Gallery Archibald Sunset Session. Angus McDonald’s portrait of Behrouz Boochani won the 2020 Archibald Prize People's Choice Award at the Art Gallery of NSW as well as the Tweed Regional Gallery during the Regional tour of the Prize.

This video is kindly shared by Angus McDonald and his team at Howling Eagle.

Unlocking Margarets House - White Still Life Challenge

Unlocking Margaret’s House: White 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. For our final challenge we have worked with local artist René Bolten. 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 Still Life Challenge (2.71mB PDF)

YouTube channel

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

Inclusive Programs

Art & Dementia Friends

The Art & Dementia Friends program is currently on hold with plans to re-launch in early 2022. To find out more about this program please email or call the Education & Audience Development Officer on 02 6670 2712.

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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

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

Café - Gallery by Bacaro
Wednesday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.00pm | 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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