Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

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I visited this beautiful Gallery recently which is nestled on a hilltop overlooking a charming green valley with stunning views of the meandering Tweed River and Mount Warning peak.

The Gallery and the Olley Centre were designed by award winning Brisbane architect, Bud Brannigan.  The Olley centre, only opened in 2014, is housed in an extended wing of the original building.

When Margaret Olley died in 2011, she left behind many paintings, art pieces and lots of household clutter in her terrace house in Duxford Street, Paddington where she lived for nearly half a century.

The artist's studio and ‘yellow room' have been recreated entirely in a magic cave with Olley memorabilia. The Margaret Olley Art centre is a crowded house with a big heart.

Quoted as being one of the best rural Galleries in Australia, the Tweed Regional Gallery is opened to the public from Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.  Free admission.

Website: artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

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  • Article & Photos by: Annette Dearing