Tweed River Art Gallery

Tweed River Art Gallery

On 1 February 2004 the new Tweed River Art Gallery opened its doors. It was officially opened by NSW Governor, Professor Marie Bashir AO. The striking purpose built gallery was designed by award winning Brisbane architect Bud Brannigan, on land generously donated by Doug and Margot Anthony. Set on a hilltop location it offers stunning, magnificent and panoramic views of the Tweed Valley.

The building has an education/workshop centre, four exhibition spaces, performance space, library, and a café. The new spacious building offers a friendly, comfortable ambience which is enjoyed by many visitors. Visitors will find a stimulating program with changing exhibitions of artworks from the Gallery's growing collection and exhibitions of local, national and overseas arts and crafts.

The Marks Family Library is available to the public, increasing community access to current arts issues. The gallery focuses on training and professional development, providing opportunities for the community to interact with professional artists. The Frances Mills Education Centre offers an exciting program of workshops and activities for adults and children. The Anthony Gallery & the Macnaughton Focus Gallery provide a showcase for local artists. The Jim & Thelma Kelly Wall provides an opportunity to display artwork of current/local nature. The Withey Family Gallery displays temporary and travelling exhibitions. The Friends Portrait Gallery displays work from the Gallery’s Australian Portrait Collection including winners and finalists from the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 1988-2000.

Address: 
Cnr Tweed Valley Way & Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah, NSW
Tel: 
0266702790
Hours: 
10am-5pm Wed-Sun
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, disabled toilets, small shop, library, guided tours available, education programs
Collection: 
Approximately 500 paintings, works on paper, craftworks including ceramic, glass, fibre and timber
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Items

Painting

John Mills

John Mills
Creator:
Josonia Palaitis
Description:
Portrait, winner of the 1994 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Date:
1992
Item Id Number:
P35/94

Painting

Caitlin

Caitlin
Creator:
Penny Dowie
Description:
Portrait, winner of the 1988 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Date:
1987-88
Item Id Number:
P1/88

Painting

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
Creator:
Siv Grava
Description:
Portrait, winner of the 1992 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Date:
1992
Item Id Number:
P30/92

Painting

Damon Hampstead

Damon Hampstead
Creator:
Keiran Hall
Description:
Oil on canvas portrait (152cm x 137cm), finalist in the 1990 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Date:
1990
Item Id Number:
P23/91

Painting

Bill

Bill
Creator:
Robert Hannaford
Description:
Oil on canvas portrait (122cm x 100cm), winner of the 1990 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Date:
1990
Item Id Number:
P19/90