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Ben Quilty on Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

Archibald-winning painter, war artist and activist, Ben Quilty, is coming to Coffs Harbour as special guest speaker at the Friends’ gala fundraising dinner. Not afraid to speak his mind, Ben will share his thoughts on art; why it matters and the potential to enrich communities.

Ben Quilty: Believing in art’s capacity to drive change, Ben is a socially engaged artist whose work often responds to issues including human rights. 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 & Jazz: Enjoy dining while overlooking the spectacular Solitary Islands Marine Park from the Surf Club Restaurant & Bar. A special 3 course menu featuring the region’s best produce will be complemented by fine wines, beer and soft drinks. Georgie Chorley will lead her trio of talented musicians to deliver their distinct blend of cool jazz and silky vocals. It’s all included in your ticket price!

All funds raised on the evening will go toward the purchase of new artworks for the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

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Image: Ben Quilty Mittagong by Daniel Boud