One night only – special fundraiser – An Evening with Donald Friend

Exclusive performance by the legendary Terence Clarke AM

On Saturday 25 June, Tweed Regional Gallery will host the legendary theatre director, composer and actor Terence Clarke AM for an exclusive performance of ‘An Evening with Donald Friend’.

This enthralling one-man show captures the essence of Donald Friend, the man and the artist, and reveals incidents of Friend’s exotic and colourful life.

Donald Friend (1915-1989) was a rare artist.  He was a painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, illustrator, decorator and writer.  This play, devised by art historian, publisher and friend of the artist Lou Klepac OAM, narrates stories selected from the 44 extraordinary diaries written by Donald Friend and now held in the National Library’s collection.

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Photo: Terence Clarke AM, who will perform his one-man show ‘An Evening with Donald Friend’ at Tweed Regional Gallery. 

The diaries represent the personal vision of an important Australian artist, and also document Australian culture from the 1930s to the 1980s through his eyes.  His writing is humorous, caustic and incisive.

President of the Friends of the Gallery, Lyn Stewart, said: “it’s a coup to welcome this renowned thespian to the Tweed, we are thrilled to be hosting this event and it’s the first time we’ve held a play in the Gallery.”

‘An Evening with Donald Friend’ is being presented to coincide with the exhibition The Mystery of Things: Margaret Olley & David Strachan, on display in the Margaret Olley Art Centre until 7 August 2016.  

Donald Friend was a contemporary and dear friend to both Margaret Olley and David Strachan.

Don’t miss this exclusive event – one night only – presented as a special fundraiser by the Friends of Tweeed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.

Event:            An Evening with Donald Friend by Terence Clarke AM
When:            Saturday 25 June 2016, 6pm – 8pm
Tickets:         Strictly limited. On sale now. Wed – Sun, 10am – 4.30pm, phone (02) 6670 2790
Cost:              $50 per person, $45 Friend of the Gallery or Gallery Foundation Member

Light refreshments will be served from 6pm until 6.25pm

Courtesy: Tweed Shire Council Newsroom
Wedensday 11 May, 2016.
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See also: Big Volcano Visitor Guide : Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

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