When we think of regional art galleries we tend to conjure up images of historic white houses on the river – think again, the Tweed Regional Gallery is anything but that (although it did start its life as a white house on the river).

The gallery moved to its current home in 2004 and the build is contemporary in design, with vast valley views, perched high above the township of Murwillumbah. The Margaret Olley Art Centre wing was a welcome addition to the gallery and opened in 2011.

Boasting leading exhibitions such as the travelling Archibald Prize, Border Art Prize and more recently Brett Whiteley and International artist David Hockney.

The gallery has an exceptional reputation and was recently voted as one of the ’12 most impressive art galleries in regional Australia’ (ref:concrete playground).

Make a day of it, soak up the art, immerse in the natural charm of the valley and enjoy a fresh, locally sourced lunch on the Art Gallery Café deck – where views are magnificent from every vantage point.

www.artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au