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Surf Club Restaurant & Bar

23 Surf Club Road

Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

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The Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery are proud to present one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists: Ben Quilty.

Like his paintings, dinner with Ben Quilty is guaranteed to stir the senses. Not afraid to speak his mind, Ben will share his thoughts on art; why it matters and the potential to enrich communities.

BEN QUILTY: Archibald Winning Painter, War Artist & Activist

Renowned for making art meaningful, Ben Quilty is a socially engaged artist, whose work often responds to issues including human rights, the refugee crisis, Aboriginal representation and male identity. Ben’s portrait of Margaret Olley famously won Australia's most prestigious prize, the Archibald in 2011. As an official war artist in Afghanistan, Ben was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to capture the experiences of soldiers. A Trustee of The Art Gallery of NSW, Ben also works with corporate leaders to develop the gallery’s connection with audiences.

FINE FOOD & WINE:

Enjoy dining while overlooking the spectacular Solitary Islands Marine Park from Coffs Harbour’s Surf Club Restaurant & Bar. A special three course menu designed by executive chef Matt Donovan, will feature the region’s best produce. Each course is complemented by fine wines, beer and soft drinks; all included in your ticket price!

COOL JAZZ:

To further stimulate the senses, the captivating Georgie Chorley will lead her trio of talented musicians to deliver their distinct blend of cool jazz. The smooth sounds of the double bass, guitar and horn, will be enriched by Georgie’s signature silky vocals.

CHANCE TO WIN:

The Friends will announce the winner of a raffle to WIN a trip for two to Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne! Valued at $2500, the prize includes airfares for two, a 3 night stay in a 5 star hotel, plus breakfast each day. Stock up on your raffle tickets before the draw!

GIVE BACK: Support Your Gallery

All funds raised on the evening will go toward the purchase of new artworks for the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. With Coffs Harbour increasingly the centre for Still Life Art in Australia, there is no better time to support your Gallery. Why not book a table of ten and celebrate the evening with your friends and colleagues?

Don't miss this rare chance to see the brave, creative force that is Ben Quilty.


Thank you to our event sponsors: Bryant McKinnon Lawyers, Southern Cross University and Audi Bellbowrie.

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