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5 July 2024 – 17 November 2024


Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre,

Murwillumbah South NSW 2484

A section of an artwork.

Deirdre Bean's solo exhibition responding to three artist residencies: Hill End, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and the private home of Dr Timothy Liauw, Springwater.

To find inspiration in ordinary domestic settings, one begins by imagining the guardians of these spaces and the way they lived. It might be the kitchen bench, the drawing room table, a precious collection of china, or a collection of books. Each tells the story of those who inhabited and decorated their personal spaces. Margaret Olley left painted fingerprints and piles of washing up. Dr Liauw leaves very little; a vase of lilly pillies given to him by a neighbour. The cottage at Hill End holds virtually nothing of Donald Murray apart from the living history of his garden and the tiles behind the wood-fired stove.  

Once we leave our domestic space, our personal and private stories are told by the objects that are left behind.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

2 Mistral Road

Murwillumbah South NSW 2484

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