Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

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Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is housed in a large, modern, architecturally award-winning building with views to Wollumbin/Mount Warning. The Gallery was relocated to this site in 2004 and extended in 2006. The Margaret Olley Art Centre opened as a purpose-built extension in 2014. Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (Wednesday to Sunday) Cafe open: 10am - 4pm (Wednesday to Sunday)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Cheryl M
Casuarina, Australia85 contributions
Ripped off
Sep. 2021
After spending some wonderful hours viewing the latest amazing exhibitions we decided to have lunch in the adjoining cafe.
What a terrible end to such a lovely morning.

We ordered the halumi salad. Would you honestly say that THIRTEEN small pieces of rocket constitutes a salad? I think not! What an absolute rip off.
Written 17 September 2021
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Hi Cheryl We are disappointed to hear of your experience visiting the cafe. Gallery by Bacaro is a serparate business to the Gallery so we will forward your feeback directly to its operators. Thank you.
Written 19 September 2021
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Anne L
7 contributions
Interesting gallery and fabulous views
Jul. 2021
Visited the gallery. An outing I enjoy whenever I am in Tweed Heads. I never get sick of the Margaret Olle Art Centre and there are stunning views of the Tweed Valley from the gallery. Put this treasure on your list if you are in the area.
Written 4 August 2021
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Jatvla
Hobart, Australia211 contributions
Not to be missed
Jun. 2021
Our 2nd visit, many years apart. We just love seeing Margaret Olley's rooms recreated. Makes it so personal. Also to see her art works. The other exhibitions were interesting but we went back just for the Olley experience again. Lovely grounds and nice meal at the very busy cafe.
Written 2 July 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review Jatvla. The Margaret Olley home studio re-creation is a extraordinary complemented by the new Margaret Olley Memorial Garden, The Gallery can share the news that Margaret's ashes are interred here in the Garden, marking a fitting final resting place in the grounds of the Gallery's Margaret Olley Art Centre.
Written 26 July 2021
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Warren B
Sydney, Australia227 contributions
Outstanding tribute to a great Australian painter
May 2021
The Margaret Olley centre is simply outstanding. Some great examples of her delightful paintings, but the centrepiece is the recreation of her home and studio in Paddington. You really feel her presence. The volunteer staff were keen to share their stories, adding to the experience.

The rest of the gallery was a good regional art museum, but it's the Olley centre that makes this one a great place to visit.
Written 27 May 2021
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Lyn McNee
Tumbulgum, Australia28 contributions
Stunning venue
Feb. 2021 • Friends
This venue is stunning and the views from the restaurant are glorious. The service was great, friendly and helpful. The food is awesome, improved hugely with the new contractor. Loved it.
Written 30 March 2021
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David Barrett
Australia4 contributions
Visit any time
Mar. 2021
Went for the Archibald Prize exhibition and the Arthur Boyd exhibition. Excellent! Keep an eye open for any special exhibitions. Or go anytime to check out Margaret Ollie's house.
Written 7 March 2021
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sweetbiscuit21🏖🏕
Brisbane, Australia17,565 contributions
Always good - should have timed tickets for popular events.
Feb. 2021
Wonderful as always, however it was very disappointing to not have timed tickets for the Archibald Prize exhibit, after booking well in advance on line, and then being in a crowded non-socially distanced line for 30 minutes, and at the same time being chased out of the gift shop because there were only eight allowed in there.....but the hundred huddled together on the other side of the jewellery counter was acceptable.
Written 28 February 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent Gallery visit. Your visit to the Gallery was in the final weeks of the Archibald Prize and weekends are exceptionally busy. We are continuing to work with the visiting public to assist with physical distancing, however this does still remain the responsibility of individuals when in public. We have markers across the Gallery floor for queuing and staff regularly monitor this and encourage social distancing. The Gallery space also has a visitor capacity, which we have set at well below the Government’s 2 square metre regulation. Unfortunately, as a regional gallery we do not have the same resources available to larger metropolitan galleries to be able to handle the volume of work involved in timed sessions (including but not limited to enquiries regarding changing sessions, late arrivals and Daylight Savings Time confusion). We have capped pre-purchased ticket sales and regularly cut off Gallery ticket sales to help move visitors with tickets through the exhibition. As you may be aware, the 2020 Archibald Prize was postponed at the Art Gallery of NSW due to COVID-19, and this unfortunately had flow-on effects for the regional tour of the Prize. Rather than cancelling the exhibition, the Gallery staff did an amazing job in re-scheduling our entire annual program to ensure that we were still able to present the 2020 Archibald Prize at the Tweed Regional Gallery.
Written 4 March 2021
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pharaohgnomes
132 contributions
Archibald Exhibition
Feb. 2021 • Friends
You can't fault the scenic location (donated by politician Doug Anthony's family). Quite a gift to the community.
It is a nice space and though I think that art is curated democratically rather than for it's consistent quality (as in many public facilities) there is still a lot to enjoy here. Yep there are plenty of unworthy item amongst the gems.
I can't compare it to other galleries and museums I've been to that have made a mission of only collecting and displaying items of premium quality and value. The variabile quality here helps contrast the great with the grot.
There was a big lineup for this special exhibition but the staff handled it very pleasantly.
The portrait exhibition selected by the $100,000 prize giving panel ranged from clever quality to WTF? I wonder if it is their goal to encourage conversation or losers.
At any rate it was a nice few hours.
Written 21 February 2021
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Karen M
Brisbane, Australia147 contributions
Archibald Prize Exhibition
Feb. 2021 • Friends
Made the trip from Brisbane. If you want to avoid crowds arrive around opening time 10am (remember NSW on daylight saving time). We arrived 10am but made mistake of having coffee in adjoining cafe first. By 11am queue was long with 30 minutes wait. By the time we left heard it was up to 60 minutes. Disappointing can't book for specific time period which would be a better way to manage social distancing. Impossible to social distance inside gallery. Make sure you bring a mask if immuno compromised. Great exhibition, with gallery in picture perfect spot. Recommend stopping in Tumbulgum on way back!
Written 21 February 2021
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bbsydney96
Sydney, Australia545 contributions
What a location !!!!!
Feb. 2021 • Couples
The first thing you notice here is the amazing location. WOW!
The gallery is excellent and the Margaret Olley space is fabulous. A great gallery in a magical spot.
Written 14 February 2021
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