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Upcoming Public Programs and Events

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.

Friday 14 December Exhibition Preview: Marion Hall Best: Interiors | Free

5.15-6.00pm DST Join the Exhibition Curator, Michael Lech, from the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums, for an introduction to Marion Hall Best and her design legacy.

Friday 14 December New Exhibitions Open | Free

6.00 for 6.30pm DST Opening Speeches
Curator Michael Lech will officially open Marion Hall Best: Interiors. Artist Hobie Porter will open Carolyn Delzoppo’s attached to the rest of the world.

Sunday 16 December Carols and Seasonal Songs | Free

10.15am Murwillumbah Philharmonic Choir
Join us for traditional and favourite songs of the season. Take a seat and listen, or join in using the song sheets provided.

Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm DST. We will be OPEN on Boxing Day 26 December 2018.

Sunday 13 January Blue Jean Sisters | Free

10.00am-4.00pm with Belinda Smith Outland Denim
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. Join the artist to sew a denim doll for inclusion in the installation. This project is inspired by social enterprise Outland Denim who employ and train women affected. Pattern, reused denim and sewing materials supplied. Basic hand sewing skills required.
Hourly sessions. Limited Places. Bookings:
To get started now, download pattern and instructions from sidebar to right.

Wed 6 February 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 design ideas from Interiors: Marion Hall Best.
To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child.
Next playdate: Wed 6 March 2019.

6, 8 & 10 February Carolyn Delzoppo: the artist’s studio | Free

11.00am - 3.00pm DST each day
Visit the Gallery on Wednesday 6, Friday 8 & Sunday 10 February 2019 to view the artist’s pop up studio in the Gallery Foyer. Observe Carolyn at work, surrounded by her tools of the trade and objects of inspiration.


ART PLAY facilitated making session: Marion Hall Best | Free

Wednesday 9, Friday 11 & Friday 18 January, 11.00am-1.00pm
Taking inspiration from the pattern, design and colours of Marion Hall Best, join our artist/educators for exploration of home décor and design ideas. These are free, drop-in art-making experiences.
No bookings required I Children must 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


Booking more than one child? * $5.00 discount for additional bookings.

Wed 16 January World of Interiors with Spoon People | $35/ $30*
10.00am-1.00pm DST with Kath Egan | 6-9yrs

Make a family of characters from wooden spoons, dressing them in an assortment of materials inspired by the distinct bold colours of the 1960s. Design wallpaper and furnish a three dimensional living space for your characters to enjoy. Bookings essential:

Thurs 17 January Print your own Fabric | $35 /$30*
10.00am-1.00pm DST Bold 1960s Design with Kath Egan | 9-13yrs

Design and print your very own Marion Hall Best inspired T-shirt or tote bag. Learn a simple stencilling technique to create a multi coloured print taking inspiration from Marion Hall Best’s use of colour, pattern and bold graphic motifs. Bookings essential:

Sunday 20 January Images that POP | $45 /$40*
10.30am-2.30pm DST with Kellie O Dempsey | 12yrs

Collage, Compose and Construct. This playful workshop explores collage, using colour, texture and image placement. Construct pictures of interiors, furniture, patterns, people and fashion. Explore analogue and digital techniques. Bookings essential:


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

Sunday 10 February Sew your own 1960s top | $75 /70*
10.30am-4.30pm with Kath Egan | Adults

Learn the steps to make a simple 1960’s inspired flattering top you’ll love to wear. Take home the pattern & know how to extend your wardrobe. Must bring: serviced sewing machine, sharp fabric scissors, dressmakers pins. Fabric cost additional - please see information in sidebar to right or refer to terms & conditions on booking page. Beginners Welcome. Bookings essential:

Join our mailing list to hear about our upcoming workshops. Email Anouk to join.

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.
Last meeting for 2018: Monday 17 December | Return: Monday 14 January 2019

Life Drawing with Shirley Kennedy

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm | $30 | Info 0475 906 849
All levels welcome, BYO materials.
Last class for 2018: Wednesday 28 November 2018 | Return: Wednesday 6 February 2019
Last Updated: 10 December 2018