What a fabulous time we had at last night’s Dining with Art fundraiser in the Arts Project Australia gallery!

With a delicious menu lovingly prepared by Merricote’s Rob Kabboord, the perfect wine to accompany it from Delatite Wines, and an entertaining address from our special guest Denise Scott the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all 51 guests.  With an opportunity to preview our forthcoming exhibitions – Signature Style and Cam Noble Solo – the guests enjoyed being able to purchase works ahead of Saturday’s opening and to take part in a raffle and silent auction.  Thanks to artists Alan Constable, Julian Martin and Chris Mason for donating works for the auction – all were sold to very happy purchasers.  This stage it looks like we raised around $15,000 to support our innovative studio program.  Thanks so much to all the guests, donors, and sponsors of this great event – we simply couldn’t do it without you! Just some of the feedback we’ve received already today.

Wonderful atmosphere, great people, amazing art work, delicious food, wine……Thanks for an incredible night. Thank you all!

It was an amazing night! Thank you to all artists and staff at Arts Project Australia.

It flowed so smoothly and there was such a lively, happy and positive feeling….  The food and drink were great and Denise was the perfect person to have.

Make sure you get in early to book for the next Dining with Art!

Many thanks to all our supporters:

Merricote, as well as local traders Delatite Wines, Monoprint, Art Guide AustraliaThird Drawer DownFowlers FlowersAndrei DavidoffSOFITEL Luxury Hotels, Leonard JoelHarper and BlohmRefresh Hospitality  Flinders Island Meat, Stir Crazy and The Coffee Hawker and Denise Scott.

And thanks to those artists that donated artworks and the following organisations and individuals who donated to our raffle prizes:
Alan Constable, Julian Martin, Chris MasonEckerley’s, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne International Comedy Festival,Delatite Wines, Melbourne Theatre Company, National Gallery of Victoria, Barbara Ajzenberg, Bernie Bedford and Heidi Victoria MP.

A beautiful set up thanks to the Arts Project and Merricote team, ready and waiting for guests!
Thanks to Arts Project supporter Delatite Wines for providing drinks for the evening.
Thanks to local florist Fowlers Flowers for providing beautiful decorations to the gallery.
The Arts Project and Merricote team.
Delicious food provided by Merricote.
Thanks to all the generous Arts Project supporters for providing some excellent prizes for the Dining with Art raffle.
Arts Project artist Megan Sloane with Ruth and Ralph Renard.
Arts Project Executive Director Sue Roff with Denise Scott and John Lane.
Catherine and Bruce Easton enjoying the art.
Merricote Head Chef Rob Kabboord working his magic.
Arts Project Chair Bronwyn Johnson thanking everyone for their support.
 A fabulous evening thanks to all the generous Arts Project supporters and hard working staff!