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Marvel at Monet in the Tweed Shire

Marvel at Monet in the Tweed Shire

In partnership with Tweed Shire Council

This summer, the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre presents an exciting line-up of exhibitions, activities, and events. One of the star attractions is Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890, by French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840–1926). This masterpiece is on loan to the Tweed Regional Gallery from the National Gallery of Australia, with support from the Australian Government as part of Sharing the National Gallery Collection.

Between 1890 and 1891, Monet painted his haystacks series – exploring the nuances of light, shade, tone and colour across the seasons, and at different times of the day. Meules, milieu du jour is a glorious work from this series, filled with dazzling light and luminous colour. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the paintings from Monet’s famous haystacks series right here at the Tweed Regional Gallery, nestled in the spectacular landscape of the Tweed Valley. The gallery offers free daily guided tours and, each day at midday, you can enjoy a short talk about this Monet masterpiece. Bookings are only required for groups of 10 or more, so visit the gallery website to book.

Also on display across the summer period is Three Echoes – Western Desert Art. Curated by celebrated curator, writer, artist and activist, Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, the exhibition includes work by 57 acclaimed artists heralding from Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff), Papunya, and Utopia Aboriginal communities in the western desert regions of the Northern Territory. Drawn from the private collection of Andrew Arnott and Karin Schack, the stunning exhibition of paintings, prints and batiks communicates important stories of Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) and Country, and explores the poetic notion of echoes – how metaphorically and metaphonically, we can echo a thought, a sentiment or a consciousness.

In the Margaret Olley Art Centre this summer is a new exhibition, exclusive to the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre – Light & Life: Margaret Olley, Laura Jones, India Mark and Mirra Whale. Jones, Mark and Whale are contemporary Australian painters working in the genre of still life. They were each invited to create new work in response to the re-creation of Olley’s home studio, and sublime examples of her famous still life paintings.

These are just some highlights – there is some much to see and do at the gallery this summer, including free, drop-in art-making activities for families. Check the gallery website for more details!

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