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Upcoming Public Programs and Events

The Gallery is always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays | Gallery public programs are free unless stated otherwise.

Your gold coin donation is much appreciated and assists with program costs. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible - if you would like a tax receipt please make your donation to volunteers/staff at the reception desk.

Friday 27 July | New Exhibitions Opening | Free

5.00-6.00pm Exhibition Preview: Experimenta Make Sense
Join co-curator Lubi Thomas for a preview tour of this exciting exhibition
Limited places, please book here:

6.00 for 6.30pm Official Opening Speeches - all welcome.
Alison Allcock’s Exchange will be opened by Dr Stephen Garrett, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts & Social Sciences, Southern Cross University.
Photographic artist Craig Tuffin, will open Australian Exotica and co-curator Jonathan Parsons will open Experimenta Make Sense.


In My Shoes: Intimacy | Virtual Reality Sessions | Free*
Sessions daily on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays

Experience this 360-degree fusion of documentary, education and theatre exploring the power of human connection by UK artist Jane Gauntlett. Let the Virtual Reality characters guide you through their impromptu, unconventional and intense moments of intimacy. Suitable for 15years only.
*Bookings required at: or enquire at Reception desk.

Hello Future Self | Create a digital avatar | Free
Devised by Western Australian artist Steve Berrick Hello Future Self is a participatory drawing project which transforms hand-drawn artworks into digital animations. Using the provided template drawn your avatar and then send it into the cosmos using the scanner station. This drop in activity in the Gallery foyer will delight creatives young and older.

Drawing on Complexity | an investigation into pattern formation | Free
Following the directions of the artist, Briony Barr, this artwork will evolve during the course of the exhibition through participatory input from Gallery visitors.

Wed 1 August | Gallery Playdate for small visitors | Free

9.30-10.30am First Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)
Children six months to five years, and their carers, are invited to drop in for free, guided creative experiences inspired by the current exhibitions. To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child please. Next playdates: Wednesday 5 September.

Sunday 19 August | Curtain Call: In the Moment | Free

2.00pm For actors, being 'in the moment' is important. For these young actors the 'moment' is repeated over and over and over and over and over and over again. Join us for theatre of the absurd with youth actors from Murwillumbah Theatre Co. / DoubleMask Youth Theatre Co inspired by Andrew Antoniou’s Curtain Call.

Monday 3 September | Art in the Pub: Marian Drew | Free

6.00 for 6.30pm at the Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby
Marian Drew is one of Australia's most significant contemporary photographic artists. Her practice, spanning more than twenty years, is characterised by innovation and exploration of photo-media. Her work is included in Australian exotica.
This is a collaborative event between Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Contemporary Art Space and Education Inc. and Byron School of Art.

Wednesday 5 September | Gallery Playdate for small visitors | Free

9.30-10.30am First Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)
Children six months to five years. To best enjoy your playdate we request one adult with each child please. Next playdate: Wed 7 November. (note DST time)

Friday 7 September | Dementia Awareness Month and MemoryScape launch | Free

10.30-12.30pm Members of the community are invited to visit the Gallery to learn more about our new MemoryScape program as part of Dementia Awareness Month. Join us for some enjoyable 'slow art' experiences that demonstrate how looking at and talking about art can have benefits for people living with dementia and their care partners. A representative from Dementia Australia NSW will also be available to provide information about dementia, risk reduction and support services available in the local area.

Sunday 9 September | Inaugural Community Picnic & Artist Paint Out

2.00–5.00pm Pack a blanket, a picnic basket and bring the whole family along for a special community gathering in the grounds of Tweed Regional Gallery to celebrate our 30 year anniversary. Take in the stunning view that has inspired so many artists in our collection while you enjoy live music, free art activities for the kids, and observe artists at work outdoors. Watch as the sun sets from the best spot in Murwillumbah.

Artist Paint Out - Information for Artists (277kB PDF)

Workshops - Join our mailing list to hear about our latest workshops. Email Anouk to join.

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk – Master Classes

Saturday 29 September | Flowers & coral with Lynne Adams | $50
Adults & Teens | For more information 0438 851 721 | Bookings:

Sunday 30 September | Weaving with Marion Gaemers & Lynnette Griffiths ¦ $50
Adults | For more information 0438 851 721 | Bookings:

Regular Events

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

Gallery Playdates for our Small Visitors | Free

9.30am–10.30am first Wednesday of the month (NSW Term time)

Children six months to five years, and their carers, are invited to join guided Art Play sessions in the exhibitions.
One adult with each child please. No Bookings required.

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.

Murwillumbah Bridge Club

Mondays 9.30am - 1.00pm | Info Jay Faranda 02 6679 7142
Exercise your mind, make new friends, challenge yourself.

Life Drawing with Shirley Kennedy

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm | $30 | Info 0475 906 849
All levels welcome, BYO materials.

Wellbeing Workshops with Mem

Thursdays 11.00am - 1.00pm | $15 | Info & Bookings 0433 601 344

Life Coaching & Wellbeing Workshop
- A monthly session for total well-being looking at ways to deal with the demands of life
25 October | 22 November

Women in Business Wellbeing Workshop - A nurturing session for women in business who would like to focus on their own well-being
8 November

For more information visit Mem's website
Last Updated: 31 July 2018