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Public Programs

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 of JamFactory ICON Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time in the Gallery Foyer.

Exhibition Openings

Friday 21 February | 6 - 8pm DST | Free
All are invited to attend the opening celebrations of new exhibitions JamFactory ICON Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time, Anne Smerdon & Corinne Lewis: Captive Companions and Judy Oakenfull: Floral Appreciation.
Refreshments provided. No bookings required.

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.

Hiromi Hotel - Healing Wednesdays

Wednesdays I 11am – 2pm DST I All ages 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, tai chi and circle drawing with our healing facilitators.
Healing Wednesdays are an inclusive program - all abilities are encouraged to join.

Wednesday 19 February * 2020 | 11.00am - 12.00pm DST | Free
Join experienced Tai Chi Coach Dennis Watts, President of the Tai Chi Association of Austraia Inc, for a relaxed and enjoyabe Taji (Tai Chi) group session. Start your gallery visit with this pleasant, moving meditation experience. It is elegant and easy to learn, offering complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.

Wednesday 19 February * 2020 | 12.00pm - 2.00pm DST I Free
Drop in for some creative and mindful art experiences - all ages and abilities are welcome.

Wednesday 26 February 2020 | 11.00pm - 2.00pm DST I Free
Drop in for a creative and mindful experience with clay led by artist-educator Cheryl Campbell. Working with clay is very therapuetic, using a repetitive basic skill of touching and pinching in a circular motion to connect with a new pleasurable experience. Clay is a magical material and your piece will come alive just by using your mind and your hands. All ages and abilities are welcome.

*These events are presented in conjunction with the Tweed Seniors Festival 2020 (12 - 23 February).

Flower Portraits Drop In Drawing Session

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

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Saturday 21 March | 11.30- 4pm DST | $20 - $35
Regent Cinema Murwillumbah
Tweed Regional Gallery is proud to host Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, which celebrates craft and makers from around the world. Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival will present 28 short films over two separate 90-minute screenings with an interval in between. This is a family-friendly event with the first screening beginning at 11.30am and the second screening at 2.30pm. Children under 12 years are free but must be accompanied by an adult. What better way to enjoy the final screening in Australia then to host it on the day of the Makers & Finders Market held in the nearby M|Arts Precinct? Bookings essential. To purchase tickets to one or both screenings visit realtoreeltweed.eventbrite.com.au.

Inclusive Programs

Art & Dementia Friends

Second Friday of the month | 10.30 - 12.30pm DST | Free I 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.

Book for one or more dates:

Friday 13 March I 10.30am - 12.30pm DST
Friday 8 May I 10.30am - 12.30pm
Friday 12 June I 10.30am - 12.30pm

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

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 2020

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 4 March 2020.

Creative workshops for adults



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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