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Bruce Reynolds, Coronas, 2015

Meet the Artist (Virtual):
Bruce Reynolds in conversation with
arts writer Dr Louise Martin-Chew

View Bruce Reynolds in conversation with arts writer Dr Louise Martin-Chew.

Gain insights into the artist’s practice and the exhibition How Soon Is Now?

Bruce Reynolds, Coronas, 2015, 95cm x 62cm x 12cm, Courtesy the artist

Film Screening: TERROR NULLIUS

Soda Jerk's TERROR NULLIUS will be screening one night only at the Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah on Thursday 22 October 2020 as part of the exhibition Just Not Australian on display at the Gallery 18 September – 8 November.

A hybrid mashup of Australian film texts, this cinema-length work offers an 'unwriting' of Australian national mythologies.

2018, Duration 54 minutes, MA 15+

$12 General admission / $10 Friends of the Gallery & concession.

To book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/117880282097

Soda Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS

Soda Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS (video still), 2018, HD video, 54 minutes. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. Courtesy the artists.

Gallery At Home

Meet the Artist: Euan Macleod and Ron McBurnie

In January 2020 Euan Macleod and Ron McBurnie spent time in the Tweed Valley region making new work en plein air in Murwillumbah, Uki, Stokers siding, Cabarita, Fingal and Brunswick Heads. Their different approaches, observations and responses present a dynamic double vision of landscapes across the Northern Rivers region.

View Meet the Artist: Euan Macleod and Ron McBurnie to gain insights into the artists’ approach to working en plain air and the exhibition 'Double Vision’ on display at Tweed Regional Gallery, 20 March – 15 November, 2020.

The exhibition Double Vision is an outcome of the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Program, generously supported by benefactor Mr Tim Fairfax AC.

Watch an armchair tour of the Double Vision exhibition.

Meet the Artist: Shannon Doyle

View the Meet the Artist: Shannon Doyle video to gain insights into the artist’s practice and the exhibition 'LIFE, DEATH, Innocence and GUILT'.

Meet the Artist: Dave Groom

View the Meet the Artist: Dave Groom video to gain insights into the artist’s practice and the exhibition 'Surreal Nature'.

Unlocking Margarets House - Wallpaper Still Life Challenge

Unlocking Margaret’s House: Spaces in Between 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 - Spaces in Between Still Life Challenge (2.23mB PDF)

Creative workshops for adults

Pandora’s Box: Online Acrylic Painting Workshop with Shannon Doyle

Follow artist Shannon Doyle’s video instruction in this practical acrylic painting workshop. Combining the use of modern materials with traditional techniques, Pandora’s Box explores the limitless qualities of acrylic paint. This still-life workshop will focus on the advantages of using a fast-drying medium and include practical tips on using a range of mediums and methods, including a Mahl Stick, spray bottle, and hair dryer (or heat gun). Build your confidence and open up to a world of possibilities applying these demonstrated techniques to your own practice.

Share your work following the workshop #shannondoyleworkshoptrg and register to join Shannon’s group Zoom session in which the artist will respond to individual questions and provide feedback to participants who have followed his instructional video. Register online

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Re-imagining the Landscape - Online Drawing Workshop with Dave Groom

Working with charcoal, learn classical drawing techniques and contemporary perspectives on landscape to produce a tonal drawing of your own re-imagined landscape.

Share your work following the workshop #davegroomworkshoptrg

Dave Groom Online Drawing Workshop Notes (1.67mB PDF)

Programs for Families

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)

Birds activity

ART PLAY - Explore the world of birds

For their exhibition Captive Companions artists Anne Smerdon and Corinne Lewis brought together over 30 highly trained, free-flight birds of different species. The birds you seen in their exhibition were able to fly around the house, nibble on strawberries, rest on pumpkins, and nestle up to their human friends. This approach enabled Anne and Corinne to document the different personalities and plumages of these beautiful birds. Taking inspiration from Captive Companions, and using the exercises provided, let your imagination roam as free as these intelligent, joyous and curious creatures!

ART PLAY - Explore the World of Birds (4.91mB 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

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

'Joshua Yeldham - Fig of Endurance'

Gallery Education and Audience Development Officer, Jodi Ferrari, shares part of our Fresh: your collection exhibition, showcasing recent acquisitions into the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Video Transcript (517kB PDF)

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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