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To celebrate the opening of the new Margaret Olley Art Centre in 2014, Tweed Regional Gallery proposed the creation of a garden space in honor of Margaret and her love of gardens.

As the existing regional gallery outdoor space is limited, the proposal designated a southern section of the site, nearest and relating to the Margaret Olley Art Centre within the original gallery.

The design was a gentle spiral down to a contemplative spot, with commemorative plaques and information along the way and culminating in a seating structure with views extending up the Tweed Valley and river toward Mount Warning.

The vegetation and wall design evoked and highlighted Margaret Olley’s connection to and love of nature so evident in all her work. The space is a testament to Olley’s impact and presence on the Australian art scene over her tenure.

Location: Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah  NSW

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