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The Gallery DownTown is the annexe of one of the State’s most recognised regional galleries, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (TRGMOAC).

An initiative of Tweed Shire Council, and housed within the creative hub of Murwillumbah’s vibrant M|Arts Precinct (external link) , Gallery DownTown aims to act as a driver of creative and economic development in the heart of Murwillumbah’s CBD.

Exhibition spaces

The first exhibition space features works of art from the Gallery's collection of Australian art, complementing those on exhibition at the TRGMOAC on Mistral Road, Murwillumbah.

The second substantial exhibition space is devoted to showing the work of regional artists through an extension of the Gallery’s Community Access Exhibition Program (CAEP). Running since 2004, the aim of the CAEP is to provide regional artists with a professional venue for exhibitions of new work.

The extension of the CAEP to the Gallery DownTown space demonstrates the Gallery’s commitment to fostering the work of regional artists by presenting their works across two professional exhibition spaces and offering another venue for artists to sell their work.

Exhibitions at Gallery DownTown

The current exhibitions at Gallery DownTown are:



Pieta by Angus McDonald

Angus McDonald (b. 1961)
Pieta 2016
oil on canvas, 200cm x 225.5cm
Gift of the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., 2016

Interplay: profiling the four collection areas

The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre collection features works across four areas: Australian portraits; artworks of regional relevance; Australian artists’ prints and the life and work of Margaret Olley.

The Interplay exhibition at Gallery DownTown features works by Australian artists including those local to the region from the Tweed Regional Gallery's collection across these four themes including portraits, artists’ prints, ceramics and photography.

A number of Australian artists’ prints are included in this exhibition as well as works with a connection to Australia’s best-loved painter of still life and interiors, Margaret Olley.

Artists in Interplay: profiling the four collection areas include Ken Done, Fiona Hall, Michael Cusack, Fred Jessup, Angus McDonald, Elisabeth Cummings, Robyn Sweaney and James Guppy.


Haley Calderon - map of experience

Haley Calderon
map of experience (detail) 2019
monoprint and drawing on Hahnemühle paper - 48 x 35.5cm
Image courtesy of the artist


map of experience

Haley Calderon
17 January – 7 March 2020

Haley Calderon’s works on paper, hand-moulded clay and installation trace a ‘map of experience’ through an introspective studio-based arts practice. Her work investigates non-representational imagery and art-making as a meditative practice; creating a visual language of the un-seeable signs of life. The architectural elements of paper and clay allow a conversation between materiality and mark-making to emerge; a contemplative space to experience Calderon’s poetic meandering between consciousness and memory.


Robyn Elizabeth - Inhale, Exhale, Release

Robyn Elizabeth
Untitled 2019
acrylic and oil on board - 94 x 124cm
Image courtesy of the artist


Inhale, Exhale, Release

Robyn Elizabeth
17 January – 7 March 2020

Robyn Elizabeth's collection of abstract paintings represents her path to recovery from blood cancer and the release experienced after a long period of simply inhaling and exhaling. The works are responses to visual and emotional stimulation, whether from the natural or built environment, experienced during that release period. Elizabeth's colour choices and mark-making are always intuitive, as though sifting through memories, like in a dream, unearthing everything that had been stored inside - emotions, observations and feelings.


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