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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 over 20 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. Interplay presents over 20 works exploring the main themes of your collection. Australian portraits reflecting the diversity of the Australian community are on exhibition alongside artworks about the Tweed region, all by artists of our area.

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 Nelson, Fred Jessup, Angus McDonald, Elisabeth Cummings, Robyn Sweaney and James Guppy.

Konstantina Skinon Skin 60x60 Jan2019

Skin on Skin 2019 2019
acrylic on linen, 60 x 60cm
© The artist

Colour Correction

2 Aug – 12 Oct 2019

Konstantina’s work is personal, and meaningful while boasting a playfulness that takes the sting out of the messages she delivers the viewer. The explosive use of colour in this series annotates today’s political and socio-political environment from her perspective as an Aboriginal woman, mother and activist.

Gallery DownTown | Proudfoots Lane Space

Rosi Griffin Watercolour Beachshack

Rosi Griffin
Beach Shack 4 2019 2019
watercolour, 52 x 42cm
© The artist

Best Before

Rosi Griffin
2 Aug – 12 Oct 2019

The mid-century beach houses found along the Queensland southern coastline are hanging on a thin thread. Rosi Griffin’s watercolours invite the viewer to reminisce on these tiny homes and to contemplate their future fate.

Gallery DownTown | Brisbane Street Space

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