Regional arts and craft
As you would expect in this 'Rainbow Region', a wide range of art and craft is available in the valley, and a variety of quality local galleries and studios are open to the public.
Read more on the Tweed Tourism website
Tweed River Art Gallery
Mistral Road, Murwillumbah
With magnificent panoramic views of the Tweed Valley, the Gallery's new home has an education/workshop centre, four exhibition spaces, performance space, library and a café. The Gallery collects works of two main themes: Australian portraits of all eras and media, as well as works by regional artists depicting the local area. There are now almost 100 portraits in the Gallery's Australian Portrait Collection, 35 being from the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 1988-2000.
Exhibitions change throughout the year and cover various artistic media. Its website lists the current and upcoming exhibitions and displays.
Birdwing Cafe & Curios
Birdwing Cafe & Curios symbolises the Tweed Valley: beautiful, simple, natural and pure. Its fresh, delicious food is locally sourced and grown: freshly squeezed juices, coffee grown in the hills of Bangalow, Madura Tea from Clothiers Creek, homemade cakes and slices made from the freshest rainforest ingredients – all in a great location. Sit back in air-conditioned comfort and admire the Tweed River on their doorstep with views stretching from Mount Warning to the McPherson Ranges.
Admire an eclectic collection of second hand goods, books, records, collectables and art works – (almost) everything is for sale. This is one of the special places in the Tweed Valley.
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Stokers Siding Pottery
224 Stokers Road, Stokers Siding
Housed in an historic building from the early 1920s, Stokers Siding Pottery is in the centre of the idyllic village of Stokers Siding, 40 minutes north of Byron Bay, or 8km south of Murwillumbah. A wide range of other pottery, glass, jewellery, paintings, zyladrums, cards and other craft items are available from local artists. In addition to his functional and decorative stoneware and porcelain, potter Bob Connery also produces spectacular pieces in Reduced Lustre, for which he is gaining an international reputation. Orders are taken for dinner sets and other special items.
Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music
Held each September, this festival has consistently engaged the area's finest classical musicians while also providing a forum for young developing artists. Over the weekend of the festival, the century-old hall pulsates with lyricism from solo dance to antiphonal brass choirs; from intimate soloists to a grand concerto finale.