IT is a rare event that combines an evening of fine food, fine wine and appreciation of the arts.
However, Gympie Regional Council, The Gympie Times and J Smith and Sons have united to provide such an opportunity through the Art of Investment function to be held at the Gympie Regional Gallery on July 31.
Gympie Regional councillor and Gympie Regional Gallery Focus Group chair Rae Gate said this black tie event had been some months in planning and promised to enlighten and entertain fine food and art lovers alike.
“Special guest speaker Tiffany Jones, gallery director of the Sunshine Coast’s Premier Investment Fine Art Gallery, will provide information about making wise art selections and how to choose art works for their investment potential as well as their beauty,” Cr Gate said.
A selection of quality investment art works from Tiffany’s gallery will also be on view, including original works by prestigious artists Margaret Olley, David Boyd, Norman Lindsay, Hugh Sawrey, Robert Dickerson and Pro Hart. Guests will have the opportunity to bid for a quality miniature artwork by well-known and highly regarded local artist, Ken Gailer.
The ticket price of $75 per person includes all food and beverages and will help contribute much needed funds to assist in the purchase of additional items for the gallery, which can only be obtained through fundraising efforts.
“Gympie Regional Gallery is regarded as a showpiece for our region through its hosting of major exhibitions and also for the role that it fulfils in helping foster and develop art and creativity,” Cr Gate said.
“The sponsorship provided by The Gympie Times and Kerren Smith of J Smith and Sons is also very much appreciated for this prestigious function.”
Bookings are to be received by Friday, July 16 to Gympie Regional Gallery or on 5481 0733.