18 January - 14 April 2013
As the momentum for the construction phase of the purpose-built Margaret Olley Art Centre builds, the Gallery is delighted to host a major exhibition of works by one of Australia’s best-loved artists. Drawn from the public collections of national, state and regional galleries, this exhibition showcases Olley’s passion for the genres of still life and interiors.
Olley’s practice was always concerned with the nuances created by the fall of light; whether depicting landscape, still life or portrait, her work deftly captured the complexities of her subject through a mastery of light, composition and colour.
The Margaret Olley Art Centre will house a re-creation of rooms from the artist’s well known Paddington abode which she made her home in 1964. Olley painted many works in this much-loved space, chasing the light from room to room through the seasons.
Part I - Exhibition Resource (1.49mb)
Part II - Teacher Resource and Exhibition Activities (1.62mb)
17 August - 30 September 2012
Look! The art of Australian picture books today, is a touring exhibition of original artworks from Australia’s most accomplished children’s book illustrators that will be on display at the Tweed River Art Gallery from 17 August - 30 September 2012.
Created and toured by the State Library of Victoria, Look! includes 112 artworks by leading Australian illustrators including Shaun Tan, Graeme Base, Bob Graham, Gregory Rogers, Ann James, Leigh Hobbs, Ron Brooks and Frané Lessac.
This delightful exhibition displays sketches, drafts, mock-ups, finished artwork and publications as well as multimedia presentations to demonstrate the various stages of developing contemporary Australian picture books.
Education Resources - for years Prep-10
These PDF resources have been designed to complement the exhibition with general educational outcomes and can be used to, enhance students’ experience when attending the exhibition, or to support independent units of work on picture books and visual literacy.
Part 1: Information for teachers (1.49mb)
Part 2: Classroom activities and resources (2.49mb)
Friday 29 June – Sunday 12 August 2012
The work the contemporary Australian artist, Michael Zavros has earned international attention. This captivating exhibition of paintings, sculpture and multi-media work spans the breadth of Zavros’ work over a 14 year period, specifically investigating the artist’s interpretation of reflection.
In 2010 Michael Zavros was awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the world’s richest prize for portraiture and in 2012 he was awarded the inaugural Bulgari Art Award through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Glass | Michael Zavros is a Tweed River Art Gallery initiative exhibition, curated by Susi Muddiman in collaboration with Michael Zavros.
The PDF education resource is intended as a starting point for generating ideas and classroom activities before, during and after a visit to The Glass | Michael Zavros.
Education Resource - The Glass (1.54mb)