Ralph Wilson “South Gorge” painting announcement
We invite you to check out this generous offer to help festival funding!
Dear Festival Supporter
The Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival welcomes you to a new year. Full details of our 2019 festival program – with musical curiosities, old favourites and a stunning line-up of players – will soon be released so that you can prepare for another great weekend from 26 to 28 July. As last year, subscription tickets will go on sale through 4MBS mid-April. This will be followed by the sale of single-concert tickets from mid-May.
We have some wonderful news! Renowned Brisbane-based contemporary landscape painter Ralph Wilson is generously offering a painting dedicated to helping the festival raise funds. “South Gorge”, pictured above (original size 90 cm × 60 cm), is for sale with a reserve price of $12,000. When I saw the photo of this beautiful oil on board painting, it made me pine for the island. I could swim in it! This is much needed help. All proceeds go directly to the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival.
Expressions of interest can be sent to the festival committee via Jocelyn Wolfe <email@example.com> and the painting may be viewed by appointment from February 11 to February 15. Bids commencing at $12,000 can be sent to Jocelyn with the subject “South Gorge Painting Bid” up until 6:00 pm on February 20, with the highest bid making the purchase. In the meantime, if you have a query, or if you wish to arrange to inspect the painting, please contact Jocelyn.
The festival exists only with your support – buying tickets, cakes in the holidays, raffles, and volunteering your services. Tax-deductible donations to the Public Fund are another vital form of support. I appreciate everything you all do to keep the festival flourishing and Ralph’s offer is a welcome addition to that.
Please stay in touch. We will be back shortly.
Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival