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 , Gallery DownTown aims to act as a driver of creative and economic development in the heart of Murwillumbah’s CBD.
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).
Interplay: 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 Interplay exhibition at Gallery DownTown features over 20 works by Australian artists including those local to the region from the Tweed Regional Gallery’s collection across these four themes including portraits, artists’ prints, ceramics and photography. Interplay 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 works with a connection to Australia’s best-loved painter of still life and interiors, Margaret Olley.
Artists in Interplay: profiling the four collection areas include Ken Done, Fiona Hall, Michael Nelson, Fred Jessup, Angus McDonald, Elisabeth Cummings, Robyn Sweaney and James Guppy.
Image: Angus McDonald (b. 1961) Pieta 2016 oil on canvas, 200cm x 225.5cm Gift of the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., 2016
2 Aug – 12 Oct 2019
Konstantina’s work is personal, and meaningful while boasting a playfulness that takes the sting out of the messages she delivers the viewer. The explosive use of colour in this series annotates today’s political and socio-political environment from her perspective as an Aboriginal woman, mother and activist.
2 Aug – 12 Oct 2019
The mid-century beach houses found along the Queensland southern coastline are hanging on a thin thread. Rosi Griffin’s watercolours invite the viewer to reminisce on these tiny homes and to contemplate their future fate.
Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday -10am to 2pm