Just thought I would update everyone on the progress of the GCCC’s Documenting Public Art Program. In this initial phase of the project I have mapped and photographed the area from Coolangatta to Currumbin and have begun working my way through Palm Beach. In little over 3 months, for about 8 hours per week, I have driven, walked and cycled through every street on the map discovering hidden treasures along the way.
I have also documented the houses and signage as I went along. I plan to document this work on another blog because the subject is far to big to collate under here and is slightly off topic anyway.
Hope you have enjoyed the journey so far.
The beautiful Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah is only a 20 minute drive from the NSW border. Opened in 2004, this architecturally designed building perches on the side of a hill over looking the Tweed Valley and Mt Warning. In addition to its predominantly contemporary collection the gallery supports an art trail that winds through the Tweed Shire visiting over 44 sites including heritage buildings, artists workshops, public sculpture, commercial galleries and public museums.
The brochure can be downloaded from http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/ArtGallery/LocalGalleries.aspx . If you are in the area try and pick up a hard copy brochure as the online edition doesn’t include photos.