Local businesses will come together to plate up an unforgettable experience at the upcoming Ink in the Lines Artist Table Dinner on Saturday 16 July at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
A fusion of art, food and music will take over the Gallery One space at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, as guests enjoy food from local 4670 BBQ and beverages from Ballistic Beer.
Surrounded by the artwork that makes up the Ink in the Lines exhibition, Lewis McKee will set the scene with his soulful music while guests will enjoy a relaxed dinner of slow-cooked meats, paired with a bespoke beer tasting led by Brett Doss from Ballistic Brewing Company.
Each of the craft beers tasted will be chosen specially to compliment the smoky, slow-cooked meats, and Brett will take guests through the brewing process behind these local beers.
There will also be exclusive access to the exhibition and the opportunity to hear more about the artworks from the Gallery Director.
Bundaberg Regional Council Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said this exclusive event was a fantastic opportunity to see the Australian War Memorial’s Ink in the Lines exhibition in a different light.
“The Ink in the Lines exhibition is an incredibly moving exhibition which will be accompanied by great music and fantastic food and beverages in what is set to be a fantastic event,” Cr Learmonth said.
“There is so much to learn from this exhibition as it tells a range of stories about those who served for our country and the stories they have to share.
“I encourage anyone who can attend this event to do so, as you will not be disappointed.”
Artist table dinner celebrates Ink in the Lines
The Ink in the Lines exhibition was curated by the Australian War Memorial and explores themes around identity and belonging, mateship and family, loss, grief, commemoration, and healing.
It explores the personal stories of 22 people from all branches of the Australian Defence Force, with their explanations providing an interesting and varied insight.
Australian War Memorial photographic curator Stephanie Boyle said the veterans’ identities were inscribed on their skin.
“I hope this exhibition helps visitors to engage with the Australian military in a way they probably haven’t before, so that they see that everyone has an important story to tell, and that some stories can be written on skin,” Stephanie said.
Tickets for the event are limited, with prices including dinner, dessert and a drinks package and can be booked here.
The artist table dinner is an 18+ event.
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