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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 4 August 2021 9.30 am
  • Wed 1 September 2021 9.30 am

Coming Soon

Stacey 2018

Image credit: Darren Sylvester, Stacey 2018, 240 x 320cm, lightjet prints. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Neon Parc, Melbourne.

In conversation: Darren Sylvester and Kelly Gellatly

COMING SOON | Virtual | Free

Artist Darren Sylvester in conversation with curator and writer Kelly Gellatly. Gain insights into Darren’s practice and the exhibition Treasure Island.

Fiona Foley

Image credit: Image courtesy the artist, photo by Scott Harrower.

Fiona Foley: Biting the Clouds


The Gallery is delighted to host this talk by Fiona Foley in partnership with the Byron Writers Festival. Fiona Foley is a visual artist and academic. Her publication, Biting the Clouds, is a ground-breaking work of Indigenous scholarship. Fiona discusses her art and writing, both of which examine, subvert and dismantle historical stereotypes.

Bookings essential:

Ceramic Workshop with Anne Mossman

Image credit: Workshop examples and colour library tiles. Image courtesy the artist.

Ceramic Workshop with Anne Mossman

Sunday 15 August | 10.00am - 12.30pm | $120

Learn coloured clay techniques in a relaxed environment and create your own beautiful vessel. Suitable for beginners. Includes material and firing costs.

Bookings essential, places are limited:

Meet the Artist: Anne Mossman

Image credit: Anne Mossman Eucalypt Study III 2019, coloured porcelain, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Meet the Artist: Anne Mossman

Sunday 15 August | 2.00 - 3.00pm | Free

Join Anne Mossman for insights into her practice and the exhibition Beauty & Awe. Stay afterwards for an informal chat and refreshments in the Gallery Foyer. Bookings recommended, limited walk-ins available.

Anne Hayes

Image credit: Anne Hayes, Banksia serrata, old man banksia, gabiirr (Guugu Yimithirr) 2017, watercolour on paper, 63 x 45cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Anne Hayes Botanical Illustration and watercolour workshop at Husk Distillers

Friday 27 August | 1.30pm - 4.30pm | $180

Join artist Anne Hayes at Husk Distillers for a botanical illustration and watercolour workshop. Enjoy a specially-prepared cocktail inspired by Artistic Endeavour using local botanical ingredients. All workshop materials provided. Suitable for beginners.

This event is presented in collaboration with Husk Distillers and Museums & Galleries Qld.

Booking essential

Image credit: Curator Beth Jackson photographed by Louis Lim.

Image credit: Julia Hancock Callicarpa pedunculata beautyberry 2019, watercolour on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sunset Session with Beth Jackson and Julia Hancock

Friday 3 September | 5.30 - 7pm | $20

Join curator Beth Jackson and artist Julia Hancock for a special Sunset Session as they discuss highlights of the exhibition and the rewards and challenges of botanical artmaking. Enjoy a welcome drink prepared by Gallery by Bacaro.

Bookings essential

Gallery by Bacaro will be open for drinks from 5pm and for dinner following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended:

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 18 & Sunday 19 September | 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: 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

Gallery At Home

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

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:

  • 11 June | 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Contact Jodi Ferrari via email 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

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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