Council’s two leading cultural facilities, Tweed Regional Gallery and Tweed Regional Museum, have both been honoured at last week’s NSW Local Government Arts and Culture Awards.
Gallery Director, Susi Muddiman, received the award for ‘Leading Arts and Culture: Enduring Staff Contribution to Arts and Culture’, recognising her seven years of devotion to developing the Gallery and “defining the cultural landscape” in the Tweed.
Earlier in the ceremony, held at NSW Parliament House in Sydney, Tweed Regional Museum representatives were presented with the award for ‘Places for Arts and Culture: Improved cultural facilities’.
The Museum was recognised for its success in bringing together three historical societies to form Tweed Regional Museum, the creation and upgrading of facilities to house the collection and new processes to improve the care and display of collection items.
Its milestone achievements in 2012 and 2013 included renovating and expanding the historic Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah, commissioning a new collection storage facility and implementing a new collection management system.
The ceremony was told Ms Muddiman had played a key role in establishing Tweed Regional Gallery as a “complex with historic and contemporary relevance that will serve the arts community ‘without borders’ for many years to come”.
The Gallery has become a regional destination in its own right, a status further enhanced by this year’s opening of the Margaret Olley Art Centre.