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Programs for Families

Kenny Pittock: Bring on the CLAYONS!

Image credit: Kenny Pittock, Life is like a box of crayons, 2020. © the artist.

ART PLAY with Kenny Pittock: Bring on the CLAYONS!

Kenny Pittock is a Melbourne-based artist who works with ceramics, painting and drawing. Using humour and wordplay Kenny’s exhibition Planes, Trains and Bubble’O Bills is currently on display at the Gallery bringing smiles to all who experience it. Watch Kenny in action via this ART PLAY video or drop into the Gallery Foyer on Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 January to join our Gallery facilitator artist Leith Walton in the fun and make your own CLAYONS. $5 Materials fee payable on the day. Capacity limits apply.

ART PLAY Session times 11am – 1.00pm DST Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 January 2021

Ian Tremewen - Make Your Mark

ART PLAY with Ian Tremewen: Make Your Mark!

Ian Tremewen is an artist who knows how to make his mark. Whether it’s watercolour, glass, textiles, sculpture or a large scale mural, Ian is inspired by the colours, patterns, textures and shapes he finds in the landscape. Ian Tremewen’s work ‘Black swamp reflector’ is currently on display as part of the exhibition ‘You are here: art of the region’. Watch Ian in action as he demonstrates some cool techniques and download the ART PLAY Make Your Mark! Activity sheet. This is a great activity for adults and children alike - in fact, collaboration could be key. Limited packs available at the Gallery.

ART PLAY Make your Mark! (7.51mB PDF)

Gallery Playdates for small visitors

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.

Future dates to be advised

Coming Soon

Arthur Boyd, 'Hanging rocks bathers and Mars' (detail), 1985

Image credit: Arthur Boyd, 'Hanging rocks bathers and Mars' (detail), 1985 oil on canvas. Bundanon Trust Collection.

January Sunset Session: Arthur Boyd Landscape of the soul

Join Jennifer Thompson, Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Bundanon Trust, for a free floor talk for this Sunset Session on Friday 15 January 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm DST. In conjunction with the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul.

Places are limited and social distancing measures apply. Bookings essential (no walks-ins):

This session has been moved forward to January 8. SOLD OUT.

Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended. Tel: (02) 6672 5088

Luke Sciberras, Spring Flush (Darling River) detail, 2020

Image credit: Luke Sciberras, Spring Flush (Darling River) detail, 2020, oil on board, 120cm x 160cm. © The artist.

En plein air painting workshop with Luke Sciberras

Join acclaimed painter Luke Sciberras for a one-day en plein air painting workshop in the beautiful surrounds of Tumbulgum on the banks of the Tweed River in Northern NSW. In conjunction with the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul.

Explore painterly approaches to the landscape as well as ways to incorporate personal symbolism in relationship to place. This class is suitable for those with some painting experience.

Choose either Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 February 2021 for a one-day workshop, 9.00am – 4.00pm DST | $145 Lunch included. Includes alfresco lunch at House of Gabriel, Tumbulgum.

Bookings essential:
SOLD OUT. Register on our Waitlist
https://pleinairworkshoplukesciberras.
eventbrite.com.au

Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Tsering Hannaford Self-portrait after 'Allegory of Painting'

Image credit: Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Tsering Hannaford Self-portrait after 'Allegory of Painting' oil on board, 93.5 x 77.5 cm © the artist | Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter | Sitter: Tsering Hannaford - artist.

Foundation Preview: 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

Join Dr Michael Brand, Director of the Art Gallery of NSW on Thursday 21 January 2021, 7.00pm – 9.00pm DST for this special preview event hosted by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. Inlcudes catering by Gallery by Bacaro. Cash bar. Numbers are strictly limited, booking essential:
SOLD OUT. Register on our Waitlist https://trgfoundation-2020archibaldpreview.eventbrite.com.au

Ticket price $60 / $50 Foundation members and Friends of the Gallery members

Venue: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

Bookings essential due to limited capacity. Refreshments will be served. Welcome drink on arrival. Cash bar available. The Gallery Shop will be open during this event.

Vincent Namatjira, Stand strong for who you are 2020 (cropped)

Image credit: Vincent Namatjira, Stand strong for who you are 2020 (cropped), acrylic on linen, 152 x 198 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Mim Stirling. Sitter: Adam Goodes - former professional Australian rules footballer.

Gallery Up Late: 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

Enjoy live music and special after-hours viewing during our Gallery Up Late session with special guest Dr Michael Brand, Director of the Art Gallery of NSW.

Session time 6.00pm - 9.00pm DST

To book https://uplatearchibald.eventbrite.com.au

Due to capacity limits, bookings are recommended. Please note that the Gallery Shop and Cafe will remain open for this session. Bookings are recommended for the cafe, Gallery by Bacaro. Phone: (02) 6672 5088 | email: gallerybybacaro@gmail.com

Archibald 2020 finalist Angus McDonald, Behrouz Boochani 2020

Image credit: Archibald 2020 finalist Angus McDonald, Behrouz Boochani 2020, oil on canvas , 160 x 230 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Mim Stirling. Sitter: Behrouz Boochani - author, journalist, artist, academic.

Archibald Sunset Session: Angus McDonald and Kerry O’Brien

Join Archibald finalist and documentary filmmaker Angus McDonald in conversation with acclaimed journalist Kerry O’Brien for this special Sunset Session in conjunction with the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour on Friday 12 February 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm DST.

Ticket price $20, includes entry to the exhibition.

Places are limited and social distancing measures apply. Bookings essential (no walks-ins):

SOLD OUT. Register on our Waitlist
https://archibaldsunsetsession12feb.
eventbrite.com.au

Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended.
Tel: (02) 6672 5088

Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Julie Fragar, Richard (detail). Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Guy Maestri, JB reading (detail)

Image credits: Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Julie Fragar, Richard (detail), oil on board, 202.5 x 135.5 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter. Sitter: Richard Bell – artist; and Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Guy Maestri, JB reading (detail), oil on linen, 43.5 x 43.5 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter. Sitter: Jennifer Byrne - journalist, presenter.

Archibald Sunset Session: Julie Fragar and Guy Maestri in conversation with Susi Muddiman OAM

Join Archibald finalists and award-winning artists Julie Fragar and Guy Maestri in conversation with Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM for this special Sunset Session in conjunction with the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour on Friday 26 February 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm DST

Ticket price $20, includes entry to the exhibition.

Places are limited and social distancing measures apply. Bookings essential (no walks-ins):

https://archibaldsunsetsession26feb.
eventbrite.com.au

Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended.
Tel: (02) 6672 5088

Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Craig Ruddy, ‘Dark emu’ – portrait of Bruce Pascoe

Image credit: Archibald Prize 2020 finalist Craig Ruddy, ‘Dark emu’ – portrait of Bruce Pascoe acrylic, oil, charcoal and varnish on canvas, 216 x 170 cm. © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter. Sitter: Bruce Pascoe - writer.

Archibald Sunset Session: Craig Ruddy and Bruce Pascoe

Join five-time Archibald finalist and 2004 winner Craig Ruddy in conversation Bruce Pascoe, a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, and writer of the award-winning book Dark Emu for this special Sunset Session in conjunction with the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour on Friday 5 March 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm DST. Facilitated by Sarah McGhee, Curator Exhibitions, TRGMOAC.

Ticket price $20, includes entry to the exhibition.

Places are limited and social distancing measures apply. Bookings essential (no walks-ins):

SOLD OUT. Register on our Waitlist
https://archibaldsunsetsession5march.
eventbrite.com.au

Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended.
Tel: (02) 6672 5088

Gallery At Home

Meet the Artist: Gabriela Soelkner

In this virtual Meet the Artist, artist Gabriela Soelkner provides insights into her practice and the exhibition ROCK FACE now on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery.

Unlocking Margarets House - White Jug Still Life Challenge

Unlocking Margaret’s House: White Jug 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. 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 Jug Still Life Challenge (3.63mB PDF)

YouTube channel

To view past Gallery At Home virtual programs, visit our YouTube channel playlist.

Inclusive Programs

Art & Dementia Friends

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.

Future dates to be advised

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

MOAC 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

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)

Photograph of womaning signing

Regular events

All regular events have been postponed until further notice.

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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