News: The Quilty Verdict
“The way to make a community healthier and a better place to grow, build upon and celebrate is through the arts.” Ben Quilty, Coffs Harbour.
What a night we had with Ben Quilty! Over 200 people packed into the Surf Life Saving Club to hear Ben’s insights on art at our fundraising dinner on October 23rd. The positive response has been overwhelming since Ben spoke to us with his stories of growing up with creative ambition in a country focused on sports rather than arts’ education.
“There are little boys and girls like that here in this community who have nothing to aspire to except a core key group of people trying to run a little, tiny gallery against all the odds to impress on boys like me that there is more to the world than sport,” said Ben.
The evening was topped off with the announcement that Ben will donate two of his works to the Regional Gallery’s collection. A valuable addition to any collection and is sure to be a popular drawcard for visitors.
Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible:
Audi Bellbowrie, Bryant McKinnon Lawyers & Southern Cross University.
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