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Byron Shire
April 11, 2021

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Tweed Heads, Terri Bradley

I am wondering why people do not know about the art gallery that is at Garrick Street Kirra Hill. It is behind the iron Eagle which people also do not seem to know about. I am thinking they drive around with their eyes shut.

I have had an exhibition of my pastel art for two weeks there (May 20 to May 31) and have sat in for several hours a day to be able to talk to visitors but have been bitterly disappointed by the lack of visitors. I am wondering if it is due to Council not opening on a weekend when people usually look for somewhere to go or if it is a lack of advertising by GCCC.

There are exhibitions on every weekday by various local artists and it is a shame if people do not support us. Myself I have had notices in the local papers but perhaps I need to do more than that. I cannot afford large ads being a pensioner so I put notices where I can hoping they will be read.

A lot of work goes into setting up displays and take most of the day so it is very disappointing when nobody even comes to look. There is a lack of places where we can display in Tweed, I think Kirra is the only one. It is a lovely gallery and I had a professional hang my paintings so it does look good. Come on Tweed support the locals please.

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  1. Terri,
    Write again. What are the paintings about? They are landscapes are they? What of?
    To be near the ocean they need to be ‘ocean’ related as locals are there and live around there because of the ocean and the beach.
    Coolangatta is a nostalgia place, a place for transient people, but it is place of romance where people meet and drink and where they come and go and stay and then go away.
    To assist memory of where they holidayed and had a great time and met someone they need a painting to bring back the memories. Paint Coolangatta from the top of the hill. They will sell. And paint the sea eagle as it is a motif of the area.

    • Thank you Len for your response. I paint an assortment of animals, domestic & wild, plus landscapes. I also have painted some seascapes, turtles & coral on the reef. So there is something for everyone. People leave lovely comments in the book provided about the paintings but no takers. I am having another exhibition December 2 to 16 so will flood the area with advertising 2 months ahead & hope that will work.
      I wish Tweed Shire council would support a venue for local artists but that has fallen on deaf ears when the subject is raised. Murwillumbah seems to do more for their artists
      I have a website which I am still working on if anyone wishes to look. It is http://www.terribradley.org. I aim to work on it while I am laid up after my hip operation at the end of June.& upload the last 6 paintings I have done including the turtles.


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