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Public Programs

Panel Discussion - Salient: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front

Thursday 28 November
5.30pm DST | FREE

Join Robert Linnegar, Director, King Street Gallery on William, for a facilitated panel discussion with artists Euan Macleod, Amanda Penrose Hart and Wendy Sharpe, who will share their insights and experience of travelling to the Western Front.

For Country, for Nation Preview Talk

Friday 29 November
5.15pm DST | Free
Join Michael Bell, a Ngunnawal/Gomeroi man and Australian War Memorial Indigenous Liaison Officer for a Preview Talk for For Country, For Nation.

Official Opening Event

Friday 29 November
6.00 - 8.00pm DST | Free
Join us for the official opening of new exhibitions For Country, For Nation, Salient: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front and Vicki Stavrou: Coastal Muse
Guest speakers: Uncle Victor Slockee, Vietnam Veteran; Laura Webster, Head of Art, Australian War Memorial; Rachael Parsons, Art Museum Director, New England Regional Art Museum; and Christian Morrow, artist and co-owner of Pack Gallery, Bangalow.

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 Healing Circle. Check back soon for the weekly program.
(*excluding public holidays)

Gallery for Kids

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

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.

Creative workshops for adults

Painting Masterclass with Idris Murphy

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: Book Online (external link)

Block Printing & Mixed Media with Christine Druitt-Preston

Sunday 10 November
10.00am – 4.00pm | FULLY BOOKED

Experiment with block printing techniques in combination with traditional and non-traditional mediums. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and artists wishing to expand their art practice. To be held in the Frances Mills Education Workshop. Materials provided.

To join our mailing list to hear about our upcoming workshops or children's programs please email 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

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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