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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.

Expressions of Interest Open

Façade: Art Deco of Murwillumbah
Thursday 16 May – Saturday 10 August 2019
Gallery DownTown, M|Arts Precinct, 1 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah

To complement the National Gallery of Australia's touring exhibition Art Deco on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery, Gallery DownTown will host a group exhibition of work by artists of the region responding to the Art Deco features of Murwillumbah.

Expressions of Interest are invited from artists to exhibit in Façade: Art Deco of Murwillumbah. Artists of our area are encouraged to draw inspiration provided by the town's wonderful Art Deco architectural and design features and have their work selected for inclusion in the exhibition.

The term façade is derived from the French word meaning ‘frontage’ or ‘face’. In architecture, the façade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design perspective, and there's many to choose from in Murwillumbah! First appearing in France prior to World War I, the Art Deco style also influenced the design of jewellery, fashion, furniture, vehicles and vessels, and all manner of everyday objects. The Gallery invites artists to explore and discover the Art Deco-inspired details that Murwillumbah has to offer!

Submissions Close: Friday 26 April 2019 at 5pm
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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

Rosie by Dale Rhodes from Tetralogy exhibition

Dale Rhodes (b. 1960)
Rosie 2017
oil on canvas, 91 x 136cm
Gift of the artist, 2018

Tetralogy: 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 Tetralogy exhibition at Gallery DownTown features over 20 works by local artists from the Tweed Regional Gallery’s collection across these four themes including portraits, artists’ prints, ceramics and photography. Tetralogy 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 some works depicting Australia’s best-loved painter of still life and interiors, Margaret Olley.

Artists in Tetralogy: profiling the four collection areas include Michael Zavros, Petrina Hicks, Euan Macleod, Emma Walker, Joanna Braithwaite, Michael Cusack, Christine Willcocks and Dale Rhodes.

Supersymmetry 2018

Kath Egan
Supersymmetry 2018
Timber, felt, cotton thread, tacks, 900cm x 220cm
Photography by Justin Ealand


Kath Egan
29 March – 12 May

Supersymmetry is a site-specific installation exploring ideas of interconnectivity.

A network of red threads encompass the entire wall and are anchored in place by a constellation of nails.

Whippens which are the fine timber structures from the internal workings of a piano is held in place by the tension of the threads.

The installation invites viewers to reflect on the importance of social and personal connections.

Official Opening
Friday 12 April | 5pm - 7pm | Free
All are welcome to attend the opening celebrations of Supersymmetry with artist Kath Egan

Kid's Worshop
Exploring Found Object
Saturday 4 May
11am - 1pm | Free
Bookings online (external link)


Dave Sparkes
Barrington Tops National Park 2018
Watercolour, 60 x 90cm
Image courtesy of the artist


Dave Sparkes
29 March – 12 May

Intrigued by sunlight, shadows and reflections Incandescence focuses on the contre jour viewpoint to create atmospheric landscapes and seascapes from the east coast of Australia.

Official Opening
Friday 12 April | 5pm - 7pm | Free
All are welcome to attend the opening celebrations of Incandescence with artist Dave Sparkes

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