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Couple view artwork in the Margaret Olley Art Centre at Tweed Regional Gallery

The Arts

Inspired by the abundance of good life in the Tweed, creative people have flocked to live and visit here for many years, making works of art that tell stories of the region and its people.

With so many makers and musicians, performers and teachers living and creating here, it’s easy to get a fix of the arts, whether viewing, learning or purchasing a take-home piece.

Two ladies admire local artists work at Murwillumbah Art Trail


Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May 2024

Experience the vibrant artistic community of the Tweed at the Murwillumbah Arts Trail (MAT). This unique event allows art enthusiasts to explore private studios, meet artists, and witness the creative process. Engage with local artists, participate in activities, and purchase unique pieces. The trail winds through Murwillumbah, showcasing the region’s diverse talent. Enjoy a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes, discovering hidden gems like Murwillumbah Potters and Community Printmakers. Don’t miss the outdoor sculpture exhibition at Husk Distillery and the artists at The Belle Riverhouse.


margaret olley portrait at tweed regional gallery

Galleries, makers and music

A signature space, the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, delivers constantly changing inspiration in its six exhibition spaces that showcase local artists, travelling exhibitions and significant art awards and prizes. It also has a gorgeous Gallery Shop, research library, inviting cafe and the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. 

A must for visitors to the Gallery is some time spent in the Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) and Memorial Gardens, a tribute to one of Australia’s most-loved artists, known for her paintings of still life and interiors, who grew up in the NSW Northern Rivers region. 

man looking at art in a gallery-Visit Tweed NSW

In Murwillumbah, housed within an industrious and eclectic hub known as M|Arts Precinct, is a spectrum of artists who are makingshowing and selling their work out of re-purposed shipping containers. There are creative workshops on offer, art supplies on sale and film inspiration at the iconic art deco Regent Cinema. 

band playing live music at kingscliff beach hotel

From coast to countryside, you’ll also find an array of small but impressive galleries popping up, celebrating the works of talented local artists from painters and ceramicists to jewellers and printmakers. 

Take in live music across the region from regular bands at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel to national and international touring performers at Twin Towns in Tweed Heads. Be sure to mark our arts and music events in your calendar, from the Murwillumbah Art Trail each May to the long-running Tyalgum Music Festival in September.