SERENE IMAGE: Sculpting artist Marie-Frace Rose prepares her Uki studio for Tweed Fusion Festival.
SERENE IMAGE: Sculpting artist Marie-Frace Rose prepares her Uki studio for Tweed Fusion Festival. SCOTT POWICK

Tweed Fusion highlights region's culture

THE region's best art, music, culture and food will be on show when the Tweed Fusion Festival commences later this month.

The October 23-30 festival will feature a variety of events highlighting different aspects of the Tweed.

Among the planned activities is a cultural day, tour of a number of venues including the Margaret Olley Art Centre and the Caldera Art Gallery.

"The Tweed Fusion cultural day is a full day out for any lover of art," event director Anne Duke said.

"We'll also be going to a beautiful property in Uki to meet sculptor Marie-France Rose.

"We'll then enjoy a lovely lunch cooked with produce fresh from the garden at Marie-France's gorgeous home and studio."

The day will wind up at the Caldera Art Gallery, where gallery director Andy Reimanis will host a tour of the finalists of the Caldera Art Prize.

The cultural day out will be staged on October 23, beginning at the Tweed Regional Gallery at 10.45am. Tickets cost $75.

For bookings visit tweedfusion.com.au.