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Art Auction and Fundraiser Dinner!



Olio Kensington Street - Photography by Lauren Commens

Bid fast like a pro, eat slow like a sicilian and drink wine like it's your last drop!

...and don’t let the hammer drop on your chance to score fabulous art at the inaugural Action: Chippendale Art Auction and Fundraiser Dinner

Dr. Stanley Quek, Executive Chairman of Greencliff, President Nicky Ginsberg and the Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) board of directors are delighted to be hosting an evening full of the CCP’s bread and butter; food, wine, entertainment and art!


Dr. Stanley Quek and Nicky Ginsberg at Olio - Photography by Lauren Commens


Together with Paul Sumner, Mossgreen Auction House and Olio Kensington Street, the CCP is raising funds to support the continued  growth of Chippendale as a thriving arts, food and culture destination.The CCP is the creative force behind Chippendale’s best loved year-round public events, gallery and history walking tours, the food safari program, and so much more. We support Chippendale’s galleries, curators and artists, promote the twenty art initiatives in Chippendale working closely with numerous local galleries, as well as running the Kensington Contemporary Gallery and curating pop-up art events in the Old Rum Store, Kensington Street.


Credit: Olio Kensington Street





This is your chance to get something for nodding as we auction outstanding works by 12 of Australia’s most celebrated artists including Janet Laurence, Sophie Cape, Fiona White, Nicole Kelly, Ian Strange, Ron Adams, Tracy Luff,  Jeannie Pitjara, Emily Pwerle, Magda Nakamarra Curtis and Ena Nakamarra Gibson.


Credit: 'Bush Medicine' (detail) by Jeannie Pitjara 2015, available for purchase on the night!


So get in quick because tickets to this five-course Sicilian feast paired with the finest Australian wines are walking out the door!


Date Tuesday 4th April 2017
Venue Olio Kensington Street
When 6-10 pm
Price $120 includes 5 course dinner with pairing wines
Dress Smart Casual

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$120 + booking fee

5 course dinner tantelisingly crafted by award winning chef Lino Sauro plus pairing wnes






We’ll meet you in Little Sicily at Olio Kensington Street’s charming Rooftop Terrace for some live jazzy tunes and aperivito! Here, you must choose which fantastic prize you’re going to win in the night’s limited RAFFLE!

Only 200 tickets so the odds are certainly in your favour with 20 prizes to be won!

Would you like to romance your loved one with three nights in a Boutique Singapore Hotel and tickets to the National Gallery of Singapore? A country getaway for two at Bowral’s boutique boudoir Peppers Craigieburn perhaps? Or are front row to Sydney Dance Company’s latest extraordinary lunar mystery Orb more to your taste?


Orb, Sydney Dance Company, 29 April - 13 May, Roslyn Packer Theatre


Speaking of taste…if food’s your focus then take your place at our shared banquet tables because Olio’s esteemed head chef Lino Sauro presents to you a spectacular seafood smorgasbord of local Australian fare as only a true Sicilian knows how!

Here’s the menu - sorry if it gets your tummy rumbling!





Canapes on the terrace

Citrus Cured Salmon, Avruga Caviar, Raspberry Gel
Buffalo Ricotta Mousse, Bell Pepper Mousse, Basil


Focaccia, Sourdough Bread and Pane Carasau
King Prawn, Garlic Vanilla, Coffee


‘Risone’ Pasta with Red Wine Braised Octopus and Bone Marrow


Grilled Australian Swordfish with Mixed Peppers and Pistaccio Crust


Chef Lino Signature Nougat Parfait with Toasted Noto Almond Sauce

Paired Wines

The Duchess Sparkling Cuvee NV
Tellurian Fiano 2015, Heathcote VIC
Nova Vita 'Firebird' Sangiovese Rose 2016, Adelaide Hills SA
Tellurian Nero d'Avola 2015, Heathcote VIC

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Citrus cured salmon with avruga caviar and raspberry gel


OH MY! So scrumptious we can’t decide where to salivate - on the food or on the art!





Decisions decisions…You better bid hard and fast because artwork by the likes of Sophie Cape and Ian Strange are sure to inspire bitter battles!


Credit: Sophie Cape


Cape is represented by the Olsen Irwin Gallery and is the recipient of the Portia Geach Memorial Award & People’s Choice award (2014) - don’t miss your chance on snapping up this expressive piece.


Credit: Ian Strange


If photography is more your thing, nothing could be cooler than internationally acclaimed Ian Strange’s epic photograph ‘Sixty-Two Walsey’. He recently showcased this body of work in ‘SUBURBAN’ in none other than New York City.


Paul Sumner of Mossgreen


Hold the phone - do you need to place a bid on one of our Auction Artworks but can’t make it on the night? Never fear, Paul Sumner’s your man! As the previous Managing Director of Sotheby’s Australia and London, Paul along with Amanda Swanson established Australia’s leading multi-department auction house Mossgreen in 2003.

Place an absentee bid with Paul until 4pm on Tuesday 4th of April to secure a chance at one of these unmissable artworks via paul.sumner@mossgreen.com.au.


BEAMS, 2016, one of the CCP's many initiatives


For ten years, CCP President Nicky Ginsberg has forged and cemented Chippendale’s position on the Sydney cultural landscape. Nicky and the CCP pride themselves on creating landmark events, including the BEAMS Arts Festival which drew approximately 30,000 people to Chippendale's laneways last year, the annual New World Art Prize, which offers the winner a prestigious residency program overseas, and the Chinese New Year festival in Kensington Street partnering with Greencliff the China Cultural Centre, which this year attracted more than 8,000 people to the vibrant laneway.


Nicky Ginsberg with Paolo Orso (far right), General Manager of Olio and Grant Jones (far left) former editor of the Daily Telegraph


Recent popular initiatives include monthly Explore Chippendale Gallery Walking Tours and Historical Walking Tours, Kensington Contemporary Gallery’s support of emerging artists, the newly-launched Food and Wine Safari program, and the production and distribution of the Destination Chippendale Guide.

Please join us for what promises to be an incredibly special evening.

For enquiries please contact:

Nicky Ginsberg, nickyginsberg@chippendalecreative.com.au 0417 494 317
Sally Lewis, sallylewis@chippendalecreative.com.au 0437 397 640


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$120 + booking fee


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Dr. Stanley Quek
Executive Chairman of Greencliff

Nicky Ginsberg
President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct

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