Architect Bud Brannigan with one of the art centre panels.
Architect Bud Brannigan with one of the art centre panels.

A chance to have your name linked with regional art

MANY people make their mark on the Tweed indirectly, but here's your chance to put your signature directly onto a piece of Murwillumbah history.

The Margaret Olley Art Centre will be built as an extension to the Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah and the Purchase a Panel project was being offered to allow people naming rights to colourful panels on the building's facade.

This means 14 2100 x 450mm panels can be signed for $5000 each, with a further 28 1500 x 450mm panels selling for $2500 each.

Gallery director Susi Muddiman said the panels provided a great opportunity for Tweed residents to show their support for the centre.

"These architecturally stunning, coloured panels reflect both the landscape and Margaret's palette on the very southern end of the new wing - a design feature offered by our architect Bud Brannigan," she said.

Mr Brannigan said that the panels depicted elements of Margaret Olley's paintings and personality.

"The new centre is seen as having its own colourful personality, much like Margaret Olley," he said.

"We included colours such as pale hyacinth blue, apple green, tangerine, hot pink and lemon - all vital colours in Margaret's palette and courtyard garden.

"The long slender panels are designed to provide shading to a number of windows on the southern wall, as well as form part of the handrail to the new veranda."

Five of the larger panels have already been sold and the art gallery expects they will have no trouble selling the naming rights of the other available panels.

The Purchase a Panel project will continue until the centre is constructed and interested parties should contact director Susi Muddiman on 02 6670 2792



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