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Programs for Families

Ned Kelly 1946

ART PLAY Ned Kelly: Make Your Mask!

Wed 7 April I 11am -1pm
Wed 14 April & Friday 16 April I 11am -1pm

Free drop-in creative program for families. Capacity numbers will apply

Adult supervision required

Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly
from the Ned Kelly series 1946 -1947
enamel paint on composition board
90.8 x 121.5
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
© National Gallery of Australia

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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 3 March 9.30am DST
  • Wed 5 May 2021 9.30am

Coming Soon

Sunset Session with Belinda Smith & Linda Phillips

Friday 16 April | 5.30–7pm | Free

Join artist Belinda Smith in conversation with Linda Phillips, Curator and Designer, Adderton and gain insights into Belinda’s practice and the exhibition After Blue Jean Sisters.

Places are limited & bookings essential:

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

Artist Belinda Smith and Linda Phillips, Curator at Adderton: house & heart of mercy

Artist Belinda Smith and Linda Phillips, Curator at Adderton.

Curator and exhibiting artist Vic McEwan, Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial. Courtesy the artist.

Curator and exhibiting artist Vic McEwan, Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial. Courtesy the artist.

Floor talk with Vic McEwan

Friday 30 April 2021 | 5.30–7pm | Free

Join guest curator and exhibiting artist Vic McEwan and exhibiting artist Erica Gray to gain insights into the exhibition Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial.

Bookings essential:

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Image courtesy the artist.

Blue Jean Sisters Stitching Session

Sunday 2 May | 12–4pm (drop-in) | Free

Bring your spare threads and cherished fabric scraps and join Belinda for an afternoon of sewing and shared stories on the final day of the exhibition. Participants can select a doll from Belinda’s installation and add embellishments. The decorated dolls will then be donated to Belinda’s nominated charity. Bookings not required; capacity limits apply.

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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.

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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