Auslan guided tours coming to the Gallery and Museum

New tours to widen horizon for hearing impaired

Tweed Regional Gallery and Tweed Regional Museum will offer Auslan (Australian Sign Language) guided tours this year for deaf and hearing impaired visitors.

Four interpreted tours will explore and provide insight on the Museum’s historical collection, the 1915 ‘Shire Hall’ and selected highlights from the Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre.  

Gallery Director Susi Muddiman said that the Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre had offered interpreted tours in the past that were very popular.   [Big Volcano Visitor Guide: Tweed Regional Gallery]

“We hope that by offering a number of tours throughout the year that take in both the Museum and Gallery, people will be able to plan a visit to the Tweed and to these two wonderful facilities,” Ms Muddiman said.

Museum Director Judy Kean said this will be the first occasion the Museum has offered an interpreted tour for deaf and hearing impaired visitors.   [Big Volcano Visitor Guide: Tweed Regional Museum – Murwillumbah.] Tweed Museum - Murwillumbah, David Palmer, Big Volcano

“Highlights will include a background on the heritage Museum building, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year,” she said.

“We are delighted to be able to collaborate with the Gallery to offer this program.”

The first of the tours will take place on Saturday 4 April with the remaining three scheduled for 6 June, 5 September and 7 November 2015.

The Museum tour will run from 10am to 11am and the Gallery tour from 12pm to 1pm on all dates.

Auslan interpreted tours are free but bookings are essential. To book contact Museum Collection and Program Support Officer Kirsty Andrew on (02) 6670 2493 (this phone number also receives text messages) or kandrew@tweed.nsw.gov.au

For more information, visit museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au or artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Courtesy of TSC Media Unit Monday 23 March, 2015

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Margaret Olley Art Centre celebrates successful first year

New works tell of an incredible life

Tweed Regional Gallery has received a very special present to celebrate the first anniversary of the Margaret Olley Art Centre, with a gift of 14 works by the iconic artist.

The Margaret Olley Estate recently announced the gift to the Tweed Regional Gallery collection to help celebrate the anniversary of the official opening of MOAC on 15 March 2014.  To mark the occasion, a selection of these works were displayed in the Gallery foyer at a gala dinner on Saturday 7 March.

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Margaret Olley’s niece and representatives of the Margaret Olley Trust were among 75 guests at the event, hosted at the Tweed Regional Gallery by the Gallery Foundation.   Also on display were gifts of the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery, the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation and private donors.

Margaret Olley, The Lands Office Gifts from the Estate included The Lands Office (1967) [above] and Still Life with Seafood (1948) which both survived a fire in 1980 that destroyed the Olley family home Farndon in Brisbane and many of Olley’s early works. 

Gallery Director Susi Muddiman said the dinner provided an opportunity to thank the community for the triumph of the Margaret Olley Art Centre.   “The Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation, Friends and the Margaret Olley Estate have contributed enormously to the success of the Centre,” she said.

The Margaret Olley Art Centre has attracted more than 135,000 visitors since opening in March last year, almost doubling the Gallery’s annual attendance figures.

All new works will remain on display in the Gallery foyer until 5 April 2015.

Photo caption:
Margaret Olley, The Lands Office, Sydney (Cnr Bent and Loftus) 1967, ink and watercolour, 60 x 42 cm, Gift of the Margaret Olley Estate, 2015, Tweed Regional, Gallery Collection , ? The Margaret Olley Estate

Courtesy of TSC Media Unit Wednesday 13 March, 2015

See also: Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Art Galleries; Regional art galleries and retail art galleries in the Northern Rivers NSW – Gold Coast hinterland QLD area.

World premiere performance of “A Song for Gallipoli”

Please join us for the NRSO’s  1st concert of 2015, in heartfelt remembrance of the events of a century ago.

Sunday 29th March 2015, 2.30pm NSW time (1.30pm QLD time), Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett St, Tweed Heads

Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra

proudly presents

A Song for Gallipoli, Conducted by Spiros Rantos

The NRSO is deeply honoured to present the world premiere performance of “A Song for Gallipoli” by acclaimed Australian composer, George Dreyfus AM.

Featuring lyrics from poetry by World War I soldier Charles Hamilton Sorley, sung by soloist Susan Gallagher, we stand humbled and united to commemorate the Centenary of the ANZAC.

Lest we forget
NRSO 

Program also includes:

  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7
  • Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Handel – Lascia Chio Pianga from the Opera Rinaldo
  • Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture

Sunday 29th March 2015
2.30pm NSW time (1.30pm QLD time
)

Tweed Heads Civic Centre
Brett St, Tweed Heads

Tickets: General $40, Concession $35, Students $15

To purchase tickets securely using Mastercard or Visa please click here
or phone: 0466 819 154, or at Murwillumbah Music: 02 6672 5404

Tweed Heads Civic Centre Box Office will be open from Mon 23rd to Fri 27th March, 10am-3pm (cash only please).
Tickets (cash only) also available at the door if not sold out.

Gardens in Art and Food in Art

A Delight for the Senses

Historian to present art talks at Tweed Regional Gallery

Green thumbs and foodies will delight when retired lecturer in modern history David di Giustino explores a different perspective of art at the Tweed Regional Gallery on Sunday 15 March.

Big Volcano Visitor Guide: Tweed Regional Gallery

David will present two illustrated lectures – Gardens in Art and Food in Art.

Gardens in Art, starting at 11am, is an illustrated lecture that delves into the way gardens, as works of art themselves, have been depicted by artists over the centuries.
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Painting. Margaret Olley, Bananas from the garden, Farndon 1974, oil on board, 74 x 100cm, Gift of Wayne Kratzmann, 2014, Tweed Regional Gallery Collection

At 2pm, Food in Art will explore the way artists have portrayed food in paintings, mosaics and sculptures that have decorated dining rooms, stimulated the appetite and celebrated food from Roman times to the present.

Each lecture costs $5.00 and bookings are essential.

However, as the Gallery is celebrating National Seniors Week, the first five places in each talk will be free to Senior Citizens.

Please contact the Tweed Regional Gallery on (02) 6670 2790 to secure your booking.

Courtesy of TSC Media Unit Wednesday 4 March, 2015

See also: Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Art Galleries; Regional art galleries and retail art galleries in the Northern Rivers NSW – Gold Coast hinterland QLD area.

Antiques, Old Wares, Collectibles and Vintage stores

Antiques, Old Wares, Collectibles and Vintage stores in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast Region of New South Wales, Australia.

You never know what you’ll find in the second hand shops, old wares, retro, recycled and collectibles shops in almost every town and some villages of the region.

Some shops specialise in recycling vintage fashion and accessories, others are treasure troves of home wares, knic knacs and previously loved possessions, while others are a Man Cave of blokes’ stuff, where handymen, tinkerers and inventors can replenish their supplies.

http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/services/oldwares.htm

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Take a Walk

Murwillumbah treasures old and new

Guided heritage walks of the Murwillumbah town centre will be launched by Tweed Regional Museum in partnership with the Murwillumbah Historical Society on Saturday 7 March.

Big Volcano Visitor Guide : Murwillumbah

This follows the launch of the Murwillumbah Murals Guided Walks by Caldera Arts last year.

Photo by J. Palmer.Levy wall art © Big Volcano

Museum Director Judy Kean said it was the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about the town’s history from the experts.

“We’re delighted these walks complement each other and take in a large slice of the history and culture of Murwillumbah,” she said.   “Contemporary Murwillumbah owes a lot to a rich past and visitors can also enjoy a great deal more of this story on a visit to the Museum.”

Murwillumbah Historical Society Vice President Tony Clark said previous heritage walks had been extremely popular.

“Through the long service and dedication of our former President, Ron Johansen, the Murwillumbah Historical Society has led many heritage walks around town over the years,” he said.  “We think there is still a lot of interest out there and I’m looking forward to leading guided walks on the first Saturday of every month.”

Judy Kean is also anticipating a good turnout.

“We hope people will take some time to explore Murwillumbah and the opportunity to relax and refresh in one of the many great eateries and shops in town,” she said.

Tweed Regional Museum is open this Saturday and the first Saturday of every month between 10am and 4pm.

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Murwillumbah Murals Walk
Guided by Caldera Arts
First Saturday of each month
8.30am starting in the Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre, Budd Park
Bookings essential
(02) 6672 1340, www.calderaart.org.au

Murwillumbah Town Centre Heritage Walk
Guided by the Murwillumbah Historical Society
First Saturday of each month
1.00pm starting at the Tweed Regional Museum, Queensland Road
Bookings preferred
(02) 6670 2273, http://www.murwillumbahhistoricalsociety.org.au/

Courtesy of TSC Media Unit Monday 2 March, 2015