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Tauranga Art Gallery fundraiser

Dinner á la Art will raise funds for the Tauranga Art Gallery. Supplied image.

The Friends of the Tauranga Art Gallery are hosting an exclusive fundraising evening on Friday, June 25, in support of the Tauranga Art Gallery.

Dinner á la Art will be held at Elizabeth Café in the CBD with 80 guests treated to a three course meal, accompanied by bubbles on arrival and a glass of wine with the main course.

Award-winning painter and recording artist Jordan Barnes will talk to dinner guests about his art practice and his most recent painting; a hyper realistic portrait of his father, which will be on display at the event.

Jordan is also a successful recording artist who has had recent success placing five songs on the Emmy Award winning Fox TV Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Tauranga Art Gallery, the only public art gallery in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Tauranga Art Gallery delivers a broad range of art exhibitions, both within the Gallery and touring, art workshops, artist talks and its hugely popular Art for Kids programme.

Each year over 9500 local children travel to the Tauranga Art Gallery to take part in Art for Kids, a NZ curriculum art programme where they create their own artwork. The hope is these visits are the beginning of a life-long connection with the arts by helping foster a child’s creative mind and encourage children to apply critical, innovative, and reflective thinking to all areas of their life.

This service is kept affordable for schools thanks to the Gallery’s free ArtBus. It’s to help fund the ArtBus and other unique exhibitions that this event is taking place.

At the event, guests will have the chance to extend their support by bidding on an amazing array of silent auction items including a David Trubridge Light, a ‘Coffee a Day for a Year’ from Clarke Road Kitchen, a Repertoire voucher and styling session, and a magnum of Craggy Range Prestige Collection, among other luxury lifestyle items.

The Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery - Nga Mata Ratarata o Toi Tauranga are a group of art enthusiasts committed to supporting the Gallery socially, financially and as art advocates.

The Friends committee members use their collective industry knowledge to organise events such as Dinner á la Art for members and the public to enjoy, while generating support for the Tauranga Art Gallery.

For more information and to purchase tickets, https://www.artgallery.org.nz/events

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