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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 5 May 2021 9.30 am
  • Wed 2 June 2021 9.30 am

Coming Soon

Deleted Scenes from an Untouched Landscape

Image credit: James Taylor, (Deleted Scenes) From an Untouched Landscape #7 Knocklofty Reserve, West Hobart, Palawa Land, 2013, Inkjet print on hahnemühle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void, 63 x 63 cm framed. Courtesy the artist and UTS Art Collection.

May Openings and Curator’s Talk

Friday 7 May 2021 | 5.15-8.00pm | $20

Join us at 5.15pm for a floortalk with Void Curator Emily McDaniel, and 6.00pm for opening celebrations for Void, Figura Subcinctus by Michelle Dawson and In Quiet by Amelia Reid.

Important information: Ticket price includes floortalk and official opening, however please note, capacity is strictly limited for the floortalk, therefore once it is booked out, tickets will be available for the opening celebration only. Ticket price also includes entry into Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series and catering provided by Friends of the Gallery.

Places are limited & bookings essential:


Friends of the Gallery Coach Trip to HOTA

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | 9 am – 3 pm | $30

Join the Friends and be amongst the first to take a guided tour through HOTA, Home of the Arts, the new cultural precinct on the Gold Coast.

Pick up 9 am Tweed Regional Gallery Main Entrance (Murwillumbah) or 9.30 am Club Banora Main Entrance (Leisure Drive, Banora Point).

Departs HOTA 2 pm. Phone enquiries Penny 0418 660 033.

Bookings essential:

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Art in the Pub

Monday 17 May| 6pm for 6.30pm start |
Free. No bookings required

The Courthouse Hotel,
Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby

Jacqueline Hennessy will present an illustrated Artist Talk about her art practice and new exhibition of paintings ‘Still life’, and reflect on her National Art School journey.

A collaborative event between the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Contemporary Art Space and Education Inc. and Byron School of Art.

Clock doorway room

Image credit: Amelia Reid, Clock, doorway, room 2020, image courtesy the artist.

Drop In and Draw with Amelia Reid

Sunday 30 May | 11am–4pm | Free | Drop in

Working with light, shadow and architectural features of the Gallery explore abstracted forms with the artist in a relaxed environment. Capacity limits apply.

Stacey 2018

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

Sunset Session with Darren Sylvester

Friday 4 June | 5.30–7pm | $20

Join artist Darren Sylvester in conversation with curator and writer Kelly Gellatly and gain insights into Darren’s practice and the exhibition Treasure Island. Places are limited & bookings essential:

Gallery by Bacaro will be open following the Sunset Session. Reservations recommended:

Ticket price includes entry into Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series.

Weaving with Lomandra

Lomandra baskets. Image courtesy the artist.

Weaving with Lomandra Workshop with Kylie Caldwell

Sunday 6 June | 10.00–1.00pm | $110

Join multidisciplinary artist and Bundjalung woman Kylie Caldwell in the Gallery for a Weaving with Lomandra Workshop. Learn introductory techniques in traditional and contemporary basket weaving in a relaxing environment. Places are limited & bookings essential:

bulla capitas reginae

Image credit: Michelle Dawson, Bulla Capitas Reginae, 2021. Image courtesy the artist.

Naturalism and the Absurd: Michelle Dawson and Dr Kellie O’Dempsey

Sunday 13 June | 2–4pm | $20

Join Michelle Dawson and Dr Kellie O'Dempsey in conversation as they discuss Naturalism and the Absurd. Then working with collage and supplied drawing materials create a metaphysical self-portrait or hybrid avatar. Places are limited & bookings essential:

Ticket price includes entry into Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series.


Annual Community Picnic & Artist Paint Out

Saturday 19 June 2021 | 2–5pm

Pack a blanket, a picnic basket and bring the whole family along for our annual community gathering in the grounds of Tweed Regional Gallery. Take in the stunning view that has inspired so many artists in our collection while you enjoy live music, free art activities for the kids, and observe artists at work outdoors. Watch as the sun sets from the best spot in Murwillumbah.

Artists are invited to come along and set up to work en plein air overlooking the stunning Tweed Valley. Enjoy our newly-completed Margaret Olley Memorial Garden, generously funded by the Margaret Olley Art Trust and the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

More information about the Artist Paint Out (PDF)

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:

  • 12 March | 10.30am – 12.30pm DST
  • 9 April | 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 14 May | 10.30am – 12.30pm

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

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

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.

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