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Tweed Valley. Photo Ryan Fowler.

If you are looking for the chance to explore a beautiful country town and region with a little extra on offer then Murwillumbah is the place to go. Home to colourful art deco buildings and steeped in a rich farming history Murwillumbah has also been making its mark as a place of innovation and artistic excellence.

Margaret Olley Centre, Tweed Gallery. Photo Ryan Fowler.

This has just been highlighted with the recently opened M’Arts precinct that has tongues wagging with its eclectic and open plan style. A disused industrial space is now home to shipping containers turned into stylish artist’s studios, a makers and finders market, Bacaro Italian eatery, Fitz and Potts modern bar and the ‘Gallery Downtown’ – a showcase of works from the Tweed Regional Art Gallery.

The region also plays host to many markets and festivals, weekly farmers markets, and annual food and art festivals including the highly successful Murwillumbah Arts Trail (MAT) and the good ol’ country Murwillumbah Show.

The jewel in Murwillumbah’s crown is the iconic Tweed Regional Art Gallery incorporating the Margaret Olley Art Centre. The gallery is perched high above the township with stunning views across to the Border Ranges. The latest offering at the gallery is Marion Hall Best’s: Interiors, a colourful travelling show of her designs.

Those who take the picturesque drive out to Murwillumbah can not only admire the beauty of the Tweed River and the vast open fields of sugar cane, but can now also enjoy the opportunity to take in all that the new M’Arts precinct has to offer.


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