Gallery wants your treasures

Tweed Daily News

“NO trash, just treasure” is what the Friends of the Tweed River Art Gallery are looking for.

The Murwillumbah group will hold a fundraising art auction next Tuesday and is currently calling for donations.

“We're looking for paintings, prints, antiques, quality glass and china, and other precious items,” president Jo Nugent said.

“This is the first time we have ever done anything like this.”

Donated items should be delivered to the Tweed River Art Gallery on Mistral Road today and tomorrow between 10am and noon.

“We have already received a few donations, including a beautiful antique suitcase and china,” Mrs Nugent said.

“One man donated a stunning crystal glass, which he said belonged to his mother.

“We have even had local artists offer some works.”

Mrs Nugent, of Murwil- lumbah, said they have not set a fundraising goal but are just aiming to raise as much money as they can.

“All monies raised will be used for the acquisition of artworks for the gallery's collection and the promotion of artists through exhibitions and competitions,” she said.

“The gallery has no acquisition funds, so it relies on Friends of the Gallery and artists to donate works.”

Mrs Nugent encouraged everyone to come along to the “No Trash, Just Treasure” auction and pick up a bargain artwork or collect- able.

“I have even had a couple of local antique dealers express interest,” Mrs Nugent said.

Auction day, April 21, will include a champagne morning tea.

A preview of all items for auction will take place at the gallery at 9.30am.

Auctioneer Bernie Quinn will get the auction under way at 10am.”

Contact Mrs Nugent on (02) 6672 3327 or Marilyn Haan on (02) 6672 3529.

Pony club's gear on the move

Murwillumbah Pony Club have welcomed their new equipment trailer.

Murwillumbah Pony Club welcomes new equipment

Marine Rescue leads to life of memories at sea

BON VOYAGE: Bernie Gabriel reflects on his time in the Marine Rescue NSW Service.

Bernie Gabriel looks back on early days.

Local Partners

Elsa Pataky turns snake wrangler

CHRIS Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky proved she is capable of dealing with Australia’s wildlife when she confronted a snake inside the couple’s Byron Bay home.

Jilted MAFS spouses break silence

MAFS contestants Tracey and Dean break their silence.

Tracey and Ryan break silence after affair is exposed.

Kate Middleton’s BAFTAs dress slammed

Stars don black in again to show solidarity with the #MeToo and Time's up campaigns...

Date set for Gold Coast Logies

Samuel Johnson with the Best Actor award at the 2018 Logies. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Nine has finally announced the date for 2018 awards.

Kylie reveals ‘nervous breakdown’ over split

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse split in February last year causing Minogue a ‘nervous breakdown’. Picture: Mark Milan/GC Images

'My physical system was compromised. I think it’s called a nervous breakdown'

I’m a Celeb outrage: ‘You’ve hit rock bottom’

David and Lisa Oldfield pose for a portrait at their home in Belrose.

VIEWERS vent their anger and disappointment at the latest intruders.

Shock twist: MAFS affair explodes

A mess.

The final decision left everyone stunned.