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Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm DST. The Gallery is 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.

Current Programs

FREE ART PLAY activities in the Marion Hall Best Atelier
Wednesday-Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm
Taking inspiration from the pattern, design and colours of Marion Hall Best, explore home décor and design ideas in the kid's Atelier. ART PLAY is a free, drop-in art-making experience. No bookings required. Children must be supervised by an adult.

Tuesday 19 February Coach Trip: Visit QAGOMA and APT9 $30
Departs: Murwillumbah and Banora Point.

Overflowing with colour and life, the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight from across the Asia Pacific. Join the Friends of the Gallery on this chartered coach trip and guided tour of the exhibition.
Depart: 8.30am sharp
DST - Tweed Regional Gallery undercover carpark, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South
OR 9.00am
DST - Club Banora carpark, Leisure Dr, Banora Point.
Bookings essential:
www.trybooking.com.au/BAIAY / Karlene 0417 710 930

Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 February Slow Art Experiences Free
11am
DST daily celebrating NSW Seniors Festival 2019
Not all seniors like to slow down but it's a prerequisite for a Slow Art Experience. Join a Gallery educator for a 'slow' look at a different artwork each day. Enjoy lively discussion that requires no special art knowledge. No bookings required.

Wednesday 6 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 us to explore our new exhibitions and to make artworks and friends. To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child. No bookings required.

Friday 8 March Blue Jean Sisters with Belinda Smith Free
10.00am-3.00pm DST celebrating International Women’s Day at Gallery DownTown, 1 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
Blue Jean Sisters aims to create 2000 handmade dolls to raise awareness of modern slavery for the exhibition A Fierce Hope at Adderton House, Brisbane, in 2019. We invite you to join the artist, at our annexe venue Gallery DownTown, to sew a denim doll for inclusion in the installation. This project is inspired by social enterprise Outland Denim who employ and train women who have been impacted by modern slavery. Pattern, repurposed denim and sewing materials all supplied. Basic hand sewing skills required. Hourly sessions. Limited Places. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BAVAK

Friday 15 March New Exhibitions Opening Free
5.15-6.00pm DST Exhibition preview Self-made: zines and artist books
with the exhibition Curator, Monica Syrette.
6.00 for 6.30pm DST Curator Monica Syrette will officially open preview Self-made: zines and artist books. Rebekah Butler, Executive Director, Museums & Galleries Queensland will open Use and Alissa Green will open Sienna van Rossum’s Dis/closures.

Sunday 24 March Meet the artist: Dean Home Free
2.00-4.00pm
DST Join Dean for insights into his exhibition and artistic practice. Stay afterwards for a drink in the Foyer and the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the newly released book "Dean Home: An Artist's journey'.
Drinks availabel for purchase from the Gallery Cafe. Nibbles provided by the Friends of the Gallery.


Sunday 31 March Curator’s Talk: Use Free
2.00-3.00pm
DST with Lisa Bryan-Brown
Join the curator for an informal talk as she explains the exhibition focus on tools and processes - the common denominator of the featured artists. This day marks Neighbour Day – come celebrate with your community.

Wednesday 3 April Gallery Playdate for small visitors Free
9.30-10.30am DST Children six months to five years, and their carers.

Wed 3, Fri 5 & Sun 7 April Sienna van Rossum: the artist’s studio Free
10.00am-4.00pm each day. Please note DST applies on 3 & 5 April.
Visit the Gallery between Wednesday 3 and Sunday 7 April to view the artist’s pop up studio in the Gallery Foyer. On Wednesday, Friday and Sunday observe Sienna at work, surrounded by her tools of the trade and objects of inspiration.

Sunday 14 April Post Apocalyptic Jewellery $65/60*
10.30am-1.30pm
Creative Workshop with Rebecca Ward Adults
Construct necklaces, earrings, brooches & small objects using sticks and other recycled/found objects. Use a dremel type drill,Japanese saws, files & sandpaper to shape materials. Assemble with cold connections & metal findings. Materials supplied. Beginners welcome. *members/student discount.
Bookings essential:
www.trybooking.com/BAGMK

Sunday 14 April Artist Talk: Use Free
2.30pm
with Rebecca Ward
Rebecca Ward is a senior Queensland jeweller who creates eco and ethical jewellery featuring recycled materials. She runs Stick and Stone from her off-grid, solar-powered studio in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Wednesday 1 May Gallery Playdate for small visitors Free
9.30-10.30am For children six months to five years, and their carers.

Thurs 16-Sun 19 May Murwillumbah Art Trail Free
The Murwillumbah Art Trail showcases contemporary art exhibitions and events featuring artists from the Tweed Valley and surrounds in pop-up galleries around the town.

On Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May, 10.00am-3.00pm Tweed Regional Gallery will host a Murwillumbah Art Trail Information Point in the Gallery Foyer. Learn more about the Trail venues and exhibitions from MAT volunteers.
The theme for 2019 is Now I see it, Now you don’t. More information: www.murwillumbahartstrail.com.au

Sunday 19 May Maria Kontis: the artist at work Free
11.00am-1.00pm in the Gallery Foyer
Drop in to observe artist Maria Kontis drawing in the Gallery. Maria will have a small display of her art and materials and will be happy to talk about her working methods.

Monday 20 May Art in the Pub: Maria Kontis Free
6.00 for 6.30pm Courthouse Hotel, Burringbar St, Mullumbimby

Join Maria Kontis for an illustrated Artist Talk about her practice and new drawing project inspired by her encounters in the Tweed region during her Artist-in-Residence experience.
This is a collaborative event between the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Contemporary Art Space and Education Inc. and Byron School of Art.

School Holiday Programs - April

ART MAKER

Monday 15 April Bush to Beach Recycled Necklaces $25
10.00am-1.00pm with Rebecca Ward 13-18yrs
Participants will create necklaces, earrings and objects from natural materials including sticks and seeds, found objects from beaches, recycled brass and sterling silver. Workshop cost sponsored by Museums & Galleries Queensland. Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/BAGMH

ART PLAY

Weds 17 & 24 April Self-made: zines and artist books Free
11.00am-1.00pm facilitated making session
Join our artist/educators to make your own zine. Free drop-in art-making experience. No bookings required, children to be supervised by an adult.

Wednesday-Sunday Gallery for kids Free
Drop in design activities in the Gallery Foyer | MOAC Kids’ Guide, digital drawing, painting & symphony on the iPads.

Creative workshops for adults

* $5.00 discount: Friends of the Gallery / Foundation Members / enrolled students

Sunday 14 April Post Apocalyptic Jewellery Workshop $65/60*
10.30am-1.30pm
with Rebecca Ward Adults
Construct necklaces, earrings, brooches & small objects using sticks and other recycled/found objects. Use a dremel type drill,Japanese saws, files & sandpaper to shape materials. Assemble with cold connections & metal findings. Materials supplied. Beginners welcome. *members/student discount.
Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/BAGMK


To join our mailing list to hear about our upcoming workshops or children's programs please email Anouk and advise your areas of interest (adults/teens/children/under 5yrs).

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.

Life Drawing with Shirley Kennedy
Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm | $30 | Info 0475 906 849
All levels welcome, BYO materials.
Resuming: Wednesday 6 February 2019

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