Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Image: Supplied
The recreation of Margaret Olley's home studio. Image: Justin Ealand
Visitors enjoying the Margaret Olley Art Centre. Image: Ryan Fowler
The Tweed Regional Art Gallery. Image: Justin Ealand
Art Play public program at Tweed Regional Gallery. Image: Justin Ealand
The Margaret Olley Artist in Residence studio overlooking Wollumbin. Image: Justin Ealand
The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre situated on the beautiful Tweed River. Image: David Sandison
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah
About the Gallery
A popular destination in Murwillumbah, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is housed in an architecturally award-winning building and offers stunning views of the Tweed Valley and Wollumbin/Mount Warning. The Gallery showcases an engaging display of contemporary and historical artworks by established national, international and regional artists, alongside travelling exhibitions of national significance. Visitors can participate in a range of public programs and workshops catering for all ages and abilities. The Gallery also includes a workshop and education space, research library, Artist in Residence studio, Gallery Shop and Gallery Café with indoor and outdoor seating. The Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) celebrates the career, life and legacy of Margaret Olley, Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors. MOAC combines exhibitions, interactives and the permanent re-creation of areas of Olley’s famous home studio.
The Gallery’s objective is to develop and preserve a collection of regional and national significance with a focus on four collection areas: Australian portraits; Artworks of regional relevance; Australian artists’ prints; and the life and work of Margaret Olley. The collection has benefited significantly from the Gallery’s biennial acquisitive prize, the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture. Each year the Gallery presents an exhibition curated exclusively from the collection promoting continued interpretation of and access to this significant community asset.
The Tweed Regional Gallery aims to promote a greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts in the community and to acquire, preserve, display and conserve the region’s visual arts heritage. The Gallery provides access to exhibitions of regional and national significance, and presents an innovative exhibition program that extends audiences’ understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and related fields.
The Gallery’s seven exhibition spaces present a dynamic program of historical to contemporary touring exhibitions, alongside exhibitions showcasing the work of regional, national and international artists presented exclusively at the Tweed Regional Gallery. The Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) celebrates the career, life and legacy of Margaret Olley, Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors. MOAC combines exhibitions, interactives and the permanent re-creation of areas of Olley’s famous home studio.