Foundation gala dinner
On 17 March 2011, twelve guests from the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia arrived in Canberra [please link to AFNGA page]. Over the course of six days our American friends participated in a program of events in Canberra and Sydney that was designed to familiarise them with the Gallery, the national art collection and the visual arts in Australia more broadly. This group of committed supporters are great ambassadors for the National Gallery of Australia. Their goal is to raise awareness and attract further support by sharing their passion for Australia and her national visual arts institute with their American friends and colleagues.

The American Friends visit coincided with the fourth annual National Gallery of Australia Foundation Fundraising Gala Dinner, held on Saturday 19 March 2011. The evening began with French champagne and the unveiling of two exquisite Indian pichhavai (or shrine hangings) acquired with funds donated by guests and other generous supporters. One of the principal philanthropic events on the visual arts calendar, the Gala Dinner is an evening of fine art, good food and spirited good company.

If you would like to support the National Gallery of Australia through the Foundation please contact the Executive Director, Maryanne Voyazis on 02 6240 6691 or Maryanne.Voyazis@nga.gov.au
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