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Tweed Regional Gallery marks 30 years with significant purchase

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Cressida Campbell, Hallway with kilims, 2017-18, unique woodblock print, 120 x 80cm © Cressida Campbell. Image courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.

Tweed Regional Gallery have made their biggest acquisition with the purchase of the woodblock print Hallway with kilims 2017–18 by renowned Australian artist Cressida Campbell.

A fundraising appeal was launched at the commencement of the exhibition Three Decades: celebrating the Tweed Regional Gallery collection that opened in August 2018. Marking the year of the Gallery’s 30th anniversary, the exhibition traces the development of the Gallery’s collection since 1988.

Installation view, Three Decades: celebrating the Tweed Regional Gallery collection. Image David Toyer.

‘The exhibition includes significant works of art that acknowledge the Gallery’s reputation in the arts sector and recognise the talent of artists living and working in our region,’ said gallery director Susi Muddiman OAM.

A fundraising appeal was launched at the commencement of the exhibition by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd to purchase the work valued at $110,000. The appeal got off to a tremendous start through a generous pledge of $70,000 by the Foundation.

‘I am pleased to announce the success of the fundraising appeal. This was the most ambitious acquisition in the Gallery’s history and it would not have been possible without the generosity of the Foundation and our visitors. The work will be a significant asset to the collection. If you have not been to visit the Gallery lately, I would urge you to come and see this beautiful work, said Ms Muddiman.

Three Decades: celebrating the Tweed Regional Gallery collection is on display until Sunday 30 June.

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