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Arts & recreation services

THIS IS A REGION WITH A MYRIAD OF LIFESTYLES. WHETHER YOU SEEK THE RURAL OR COASTAL, COSMOPOLITAN OR BOHEMIAN, THERE IS A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, BUSINESSES AND SERVICES HERE FOR YOU.

This diversity, combined with a rich tapestry of natural landscapes, has established a strong and vibrant arts community with more artists per capita than any other region in Australia.

The highly respected Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre nurtures this important industry. The gallery has six exhibition spaces for hosting nationally significant touring exhibitions as well as showcasing the works of local and emerging artists. There is also a workshop and research library on site.

The Northern Rivers proudly boasts more artists per capita than any other region in Australia.

Our idyllic temperate climate provides for an abundance of recreational activities. We are blessed with surf breaks that attract the world’s best surfers as well as gentle swimming spots for families to cool off. It is easy to go exploring along our network of cycleways, pristine waterways and World Heritagelisted rainforest trails.

Our strong sporting culture ensures people of all ages and abilities are well catered for, while Tweed Shire Council provides 411 parks, 38 sporting fields, 82 playgrounds, 78 picnic areas and 3 aquatic centres for everyday enjoyment.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

With magnificent panoramic views of the valley and Tweed River, a visit to the gallery is a rich and rewarding experience and the perfect place to view first-rate exhibitions.

The Margaret Olley Art Centre features a re-creation of Olley’s studio, elements of her home and works of art from her acclaimed collection.

artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Tweed Regional Museum

This museum, which operates across three locations – Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Uki – connects the Tweed from the coast to the mountains, providing a unique journey into the history, people and places of the majestic Tweed Valley.

museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Art events & trails

The Murwillumbah Art Trail is a week-long event in May that brings together more than 60 established and emerging artists of the Tweed Valley and surrounds.

Art galleries are dotted throughout the Tweed and showcase the work of local artists inspired by the landscape, wildlife, history, community and spirituality of our diverse region.