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31 July 2018
Connecting with your collection
To celebrate Local Government Week, Tweed Regional Gallery’s Director, Susi Muddiman OAM is inviting the public to join her for a floor talk.
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27 July 2018
Gallery Foundation to host 30th anniversary dinner
Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. will host a celebratory fundraising dinner in recognition of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s 30th Anniversary. The occasion will also launch an ambitious aquisition appeal to mark this milestone.  
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25 July 2018
For What It’s Worth
A new exhibition by Brisbane-based artist Ryan Presley opens Friday 3 August at the Tweed Regional Gallery. The solo exhibition titled For What It’s Worth (Not For Sale) was developed after Presley spent one month working in the Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio.
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17 July 2018
Artists explore Australia as an exotic land
Australian exotica, a new travelling exhibition from Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), opens at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on Friday 20 July.
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12 July 2018
Suspense and suspension at the Gallery
As the sun descends behind Wollumbin-Mount Warning, beneath the balcony of the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, artist Alison Allcock sits suspended within a cocoon-like net that has been slowly and methodically woven by hand.
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9 July 2018
Cutting-edge exhibition of new media art opening soon

Submerge yourself inside a breaking wave; step into the shoes and eyes of a stranger using a virtual-reality headset; transform hand-drawn artworks to digital avatars; and, explore the body’s response to sensory deprivation and extreme isolation!


Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art launches at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on Friday 27 July and it’s not to be missed.


Experimenta Make Sense is an immersive and interactive exhibition that investigates how we ‘make sense’ of the world; how we use our senses to make sense; and, how we make sense through making.


Curated by Jonathan Parsons and Lubi Thomas, the exhibition features the work of 20 Australian and international artists who engage with contemporary technology, including video, virtual reality, robotics, mechanics, computer software and electronics in playful and thought-provoking ways.


“The exhibition expresses the disconcerting and delightful world of the digital age,” Experimenta Artistic Director Jonathan Parsons said. “Both playful and thought provoking, this exhibition asks audiences to immerse their senses into a ‘thinking’, ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in an age of technological acceleration.”


Tweed Regional Gallery Director Susi Muddiman, OAM, said the Tweed Regional Gallery was very keen to host this touring exhibition because the Gallery alone did not have the equipment to cater for new media to  host this genre by itself.


“We were very keen to include Experimenta Make Sense in our exhibition program because it has been a long time since we have been able feature this genre at our gallery and there are not many quality, professional touring shows of its kind around.”


Highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Hello Future Self by Steve Berrick – create your own animated avatar in the Gallery Foyer. This segmnent will run throughout the exhibition and is suitable for both children and adults.

  • In My Shoes: Intimacy – a 360-degree experience exploring the power of human connection. These 30-minutes virtual reality sessions by Jane Gauntlett are restricted to people aged 15 and over. Bookings (for two) are required.

  • The Language of Listening – interviews with artist Gail Priest. Bookings are required.


    The official opening of the exhibition will be hosted by the co-curators on Friday 27 July from 5-6pm. At 5pm, Ms Thomas will host an exhibition preview tour before Mr Parsons officially opens the show at 6pm.


    The exhibition will run until 23 September.


    For more information, visit


Image credits:

Andrew Styan, Life Support System (2016). Image courtesy of Rebecca Carey © the artist

Jane Gauntlett, In My Shoes: Intimacy (2017). Experimenta Make Sense at RMIT Gallery. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy

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25 June 2018
Creative Holidays
Art workshops for kids and creative play for families
Parents and carers are invited to encourage some creativity in their children these school holidays.
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16 June 2018
Research trip to uncover stories of synergy in art and life

Margaret Olley Art Centre’s Curator has been awarded a prestigiuous travel grant to France to research a friend and colleague of Margaret Olley, expatriate Australian painter, Fred Jessup.

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7 June 2018
Curtain Call

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear acclaimed Sydney-based artist Andrew Antoniou discuss his exhibition Curtain Call at Tweed Regional Gallery.

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28 May 2018
Border Art Prize 2018 – winners announced

Tweed Regional Gallery’s biennial Border Art Prize opening was celebrated by a large crowd at M│Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah on Saturday night. The 2018 judges, gallerist Lorraine Pilgrim and artist, Abbey McCulloch, announced the major prize winners.

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