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The Community Picnic & Artist Paint Out is set for Sunday 30 June from 2 – 5 pm. Photo K Holmes.

It’s that time of year again when your baguettes and olives are embraced alongside your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

The community is invited to an inspiring afternoon of artmaking, live music and creative activities for all ages. 

This popular event will take place from 2pm to 5pm on Gallery grounds, offering spectacular views of the Tweed Valley looking towards Wollumbin/Mt Warning and beyond.

Free activities for children

There will be creative activities for children led by local illustrator Leith Walton from Nurtured Creations on offer at the annual Gallery picnic. Photo K Holmes.

Artists of all skill levels are invited to bring their own materials to work en plein air (French for ‘painting outdoors’), while taking in some live music, with fine food and free activities for children on offer.

Guest artist Monica Rohan will be on hand to mentor artists and chat with participants who can also enjoy watching her work in response to the stunning landscape. Her work will also be on show inside the Gallery in exhibitions A Delicate Terrain and Margaret Olley from the collection.

Children are can take part in fun creative activities led by local illustrator Leith Walton from Nurtured Creations.

Music, food and art

Relax in the beautiful surroundings and experience live music from Felicity Lawless and Phil Howell. Bring your own picnic or delight in the delicious food options available for purchase in the picnic grounds from Apex Dining.

No bookings are required, just turn up and nestle into a wonderful day of art and community connection.

Artist Paint Out: Artists are invited to come along and set up to work en plein air overlooking the stunning Tweed River and Wollumbin. Be prepared to share your experiences with the public and spruik your work – sales and commissions are always possible – Information for Artists.

For more information on events and workshops at the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre, visit: gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/whats-on.

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