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Budapest sunset. Photo: Steve Daggar Photography © Getty Images

Travel draw 2017

The annual travel draw is exclusive to Gallery members. It offers great prizes in recognition of members’ commitment to the Gallery, and above all, it helps put art on the walls.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales does not receive any government funding for acquisitions to the collection and has not done so for three decades. We rely on the generosity of individuals to raise money for works of art through fundraising initiatives such as this.

There are 10 luxury prizes worth almost $100,000 in this year’s travel draw. Please treat yourself, friends and family to as many draw tickets as you can manage. Our promise to you is that we will ensure every dollar raised from each ticket purchased goes towards helping the Gallery to acquire works for the collection.

Good luck and thank you for being a member and supporting the Gallery.


Karlskirche, Vienna, Austria

1st prize: European holiday

One lucky winner and their companion will travel Emirates business class to Europe. Fly Emirates, the multi-award-winning airline world renowned for its superb levels of service, with over 2500 channels of in-flight entertainment, free WiFi* and gourmet cuisine.

Join a magnificent seven-night classical Danube tour with Lüftner Cruises. Fall in love with the Danube’s charming small towns, scenic beauty and lively cities. Begin the cruise in Passau, Germany and then travel downstream along the Danube through Regensburg, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Esztergom, concluding in Budapest, Hungary’s exuberant capital.

Enjoy four nights’ accommodation including breakfast for two in four-star superior hotels in Munich and Budapest, courtesy of our travel partners Renaissance Tours.

Thanks to our generous sponsor Arab Bank Australia receive a transactional account with an opening balance of $1000 to spend on your travels.

Prize value $39,180

*All Emirates A380 and most B777 aircraft offer 10mb of free WiFi data, thereafter a US$1 charge applies for 500mb. Offer subject to change.


Paul Newton at work

2nd prize: Portrait sketch

Paul Newton is offering one of our most popular prizes – one lucky winner has the opportunity to have a private portrait sitting for an oil paint portrait sketch.

A distinguished Australian artist, Newton has works in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and Parliament House, Canberra. His portrait sitters have included singer Kylie Minogue, writer Bryce Courtenay, radio broadcaster Alan Jones AO, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and ABC chairman Donald McDonald AC. Newton has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize 11 times, winning the People’s Choice award and Packing Room Prize (twice). He has also twice won first place in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition.

Prize value $34,000


Left to right: Imola chair, Orson & Blake cushions and throws

3rd prize: Interior design

Designed by Henrik Pedersen, the Imola chair is a BoConcept Danish design icon. It’s the perfect example of BoConcept’s decades-long commitment to design, quality and functionality. Inspired by the lines of a tennis ball, the Imola features graceful sweeping curves combined with high-quality construction and materials for sublime comfort.

Stretch your creative muscles with a Billy Blue College of Design three-day introduction to interior design course for two people. Billy Blue’s Studio Sessions have been created to meet the needs of the design industry and to ignite fresh thinking with short courses covering all areas of design.

Orson & Blake search the globe for craftspeople and artisans who create beautiful furniture, interior accents and textiles. Two sumptuous, contemporary, hand-built, chunky wool throws and two luxurious faux-fur pillows bring texture and comfort to any space.

Style your home and wardrobe with a $300 voucher from Dinosaur Designs. Choose from an extensive range of resin homewares, accessories and jewellery to create a refined and unique look.

Prize value $7061


Clockwise from top: Graf von Faber-Castell Cisele pen, Eckersley’s Art & Craft prize pack

4th prize: Creativity

Contact Sheet is a creative space which teaches, develops and mentors photographers of all levels. The lucky prize winner has a choice of selecting a one-on-one photography development mentorship program or attending a photographic workshop with a group of nine friends.

This stunning Graf von Faber-Castell Cisele anthracite fountain pen, made of resin, engraved and hand-polished, is distinguished by its individual craftsmanship, thanks to our generous sponsor Faber-Castell Australia.

Enjoy plein-air painting with this Eckersley’s Art & Craft prize pack, including a Mabef basic field easel, Winsor & Newton Series 7 kolinsky sable brush set and professional water colour collection set.

Learn how to speak beautiful French with a course at the Alliance Française de Sydney, the most renowned French centre in Sydney with over 116 years of experience in teaching French to Sydneysiders.

Design and create your own piece of art with a workshop for two with Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School where you will be introduced to the world of sculpting.

Prize value $4915


Left to right: Peter Kingston MV anytime 2012, linocut, black and coloured inks on thin cream Japanese tissue, framed, 30 × 30 cm; Ulvi Haagensen Apple 2010, painted steel, framed, 21 × 21 cm

5th prize: Art collection

Platform72 is one of Sydney’s leading destinations to start collecting art. The Curated Process package with founder Juliet Rosser is a seven-step journey to transform your home with quality, unique, original Australian artworks that speak to you, your family and your home. Plus receive a $1000 gift voucher to put towards your choice of art.

As prize winner, you’ll acquire two works for your collection: MV anytime 2012 by Peter Kingston and Apple 2010 by Ulvi Haagensen.

Peter Kingston has exhibited since 1978 in Sydney and New York and has been included in several group exhibitions including the Gallery’s Dobell, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.

Ulvi Haagensen has exhibited in many group exhibitions in Estonia and Sydney and seven solo exhibitions to date. He is represented by Defiance Gallery in Newtown, synonymous with innovation in exhibiting painting and sculpture.

Prize value $4315


Sydney Symphony Orchestra

6th prize: Entertainer

Enjoy five inspirational Monday evening concerts for two people at the Sydney Opera House in 2017 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australia’s flagship orchestra.

Indulge time and time again with a Palace Cinemas ticket book of 15 double passes and enjoy a diverse program of quality films from around the world.

Experience Australia’s best theatre-makers – Belvoir – with a five-play subscription for two people to their 2017 season.

Savour the beautiful sounds of the Sydney Chamber Choir with a 2017 subscription for two people.

Uber has your transport covered with a $250 credit to use on travel. Uber is a smartphone app that connects riders with drivers with the touch of a button.

Prize value $2938


Bells at Killcare

7th prize: Luxury escapes

Relax in style and comfort with a luxury package for two at Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa – a luxury coastal retreat, only a 90-minute drive north of Sydney. Enjoy two nights of comfort in a charming cottage including breakfast, a three-course dinner on the first evening and a Manfredi at Bells five-course degustation dinner on the second evening. Plus feel pampered with a 60-minute Signature Kodo massage for two at Bells Day Spa.

Have a short getaway with Fox and Co Hotels, a collection of regional, luxury, boutique, self-contained apartment hotels. Enjoy one nights’ accommodation including breakfast at either Perry Street Hotel, Mudgee or The Houston Suite, Wagga Wagga.

Experience a night of luxury in a superior room with a full buffet breakfast for two at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, a heritage-listed, five-star, French hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s shopping and business district.

Prize value $2735


Mon Purse bag

8th prize: Fashion

Made in Europe and worn around the world, Mon Purse enables you to design your own handbag. Receive a $600 voucher to spend online or in-store and choose from a wide range of quality leather handbags personalised with your very own monogram.

Be pampered with a $500 voucher to spend with one of Australia’s foremost leaders in hair and beauty, Joh Bailey.

Spoil yourself with a range of merchandise from the Gallery Shop, including a silk scarf with hand-rolled edges by Sydney photographer Sophie Robertson and a range of art and design books.

The Elk Gehry short plate necklace and bracelet has been handmade using a mixture of resin and wood, with each bead handcrafted into a unique formation.

Prize value $1460


The Bridge Room

9th prize: Fine dining

Indulge with a $250 voucher for lunch for two at CHISWICK at the Gallery, run by leading Australian chef and restaurateur Matt Moran. Also receive six tickets to experience your choice of exhibitions at the Gallery throughout the year.

Enjoy lunch or dinner at hottest restaurant in Australia – The Bridge Room with a $250 voucher. Chef Ross Lusted’s menu evolves constantly, influenced by his travels throughout Asia and Europe, with many dishes prepared over binchotan charcoal. The interplay of vivid flavours and textures is a feature of his unique cooking style.

Revel in the art on the walls while dining at Lucio’s Italian Restaurant with a $250 voucher. Established in Paddington in 1983 by Lucio Galletto OAM, this family restaurant has enjoyed a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food, magnificent Australian art and has received numerous awards.

Prize value $910


Allen & Unwin publications

10th prize: Indulgence

Your reading list is sorted with a great range of fiction and non-fiction titles covering art, design, poetry and nature, plus beautiful notecards, notebook and wrapping paper, from Allen & Unwin, Australia’s leading independent book publisher.

Enjoy a case of six bottles of the 2014 Taylors TWP Bordeaux blend, an interesting mix of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and cabernet franc grapes, courtesy of our sponsors Taylors Wines. The wines in the Taylors Winemaker’s Project (TWP) range are meticulously crafted at the Taylors Clare Valley winery.

Spoil yourself with a delectable hamper packed with some of the finest chocolates from The Lindt Master Chocolatier.

Prize value $661


Terms and conditions

Tickets for the Art Gallery Society of NSW Travel Draw 2017 are only available to current members of the Art Gallery Society of NSW at the time of the draw. Art Gallery Society councillors, employees and their families are not permitted to enter. Entries close midnight, Friday 24 February 2017. The draw will be managed by the Society’s auditors and will take place at the Art Gallery of New South Wales at 2pm on Thursday 9 March 2017. The winners will be publically announced at the Art Gallery of NSW at 6pm, Wednesday 15 March 2017. Winners will be notified by telephone and details published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday 16 March 2017 and in Look magazine May/June 2017. GOCAU/1835 issued under the provisions of the Lotteries and Art Union Act 1901. Members Travel Draw Art Union is in aid of the Art Gallery Society of NSW. Number of tickets to be sold: 50,000. Promoter: Ron Ramsey – Executive Director, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000. All prizes, certificates and/or vouchers provided by prize sponsors and donors are subject to individual sponsor and donor terms and conditions and are non-refundable, non-transferable and nor redeemable for cash or other goods or services.

Full terms and conditions for all prizes (PDF 617.6 KB)

The Art Gallery Society of NSW recognises the generous support of our sponsors and prize donors.

Tickets available now

$6 each | 5 for $25 | 10 for $40 | 20 for $70 | 35 for $100

  • Buy online
  • Tel: 02 9225 1878 (7 days a week, 10am–5pm)
  • In person: at the members lounge

Entries close Friday 24 February 2017, midnight
Winners announced Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6pm

Winners announcement

Join us for drinks and canapés when we announce the winners. The event is free, but bookings are required.
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