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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.


Wednesday 7 November Gallery Playdate for small visitors ¦ Free

9.30-10.30am DST 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.

Sunday 11 November Australia’s mangroves ¦ Free

2.00pm DST In Conversation with Deirdre Bean
Deirdre Bean will discuss this fragile species with Dr Norman Duke (MSc, PhD), Senior Research Scientist at James Cook University.


Friday 30 November An Evening with the Artist: Graeme Drendel

5.30-7.15pm DST Presented by the Friends of the Gallery
5.30pm DST Bubbles and canapés on arrival
6.15-7.15pm DST Join Graeme Drendel in conversation with Dr Sarah Engledow, Curator and historian, National Portrait Gallery for a discussion on Graeme’s career, methods and muse.

Tickets $20/$15 Gallery Friends, Foundation members and students
Limited places - bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/ XUWF


Wednesday 5 December Gallery Playdate for small visitors ¦ Free

9.30-10.30am DST 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. Next playdate: Wed 6 Feb 2019.


Workshops for Adults

Sunday 21 October Deconstructed Self Portrait ¦ $85/$80*
10.30am-4.30pm DST with Laith McGregor

The line as a symbolic gesture dates back to our primitive origins and is used to map, guide, express and converse. It is central to drawing and is our focus for this workshop. Following some quick facial studies we will draw a self-portrait in detail, creating a finished artwork. We will proceed to deconstruct the drawing, by erasing, graffiting, drawing over and expressing subconscious thought.
*$80 Friends and Foundation members and tertiary students
Limited places - bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/XVLY


Sunday 4 November Cyanotypes Workshop ¦ $85/$80*
10.30am-4.30pm DST with Raimond de Weerdt

Cyanotype printing is a photographic process invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Learn how to make these beautiful blue toned photograms from flowers, plants and objects. Cyanotype prints are
exposed using the sun and developed in tap water. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces including fine art papers and cloth and can be used to create fine art prints, books, bespoke cards and wall hangings. Depending on the substrate the prints are archival and will last for many decades.
The Cyanotype chemicals are quite mild but participants are required to wear covered footwear, art friendly clothing and bring an apron. The tutor will provide gloves.
*$80 Friends and Foundation members and tertiary students
Limited places - bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/YIJL


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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 GalleryEducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Gallery Playdates for our Small Visitors | Free

9.30am–10.30am first Wednesday of the month during NSW school 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.
Last Updated: 14 October 2018