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Travel Draw 2020

Win luxury prizes and support the Gallery

The annual Travel Draw is exclusive to Art Gallery Society of New South Wales members. It offers great prizes in recognition of members’ commitment to the Gallery, and above all, it helps put art on the Gallery’s walls.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales relies on the generosity of individuals to raise money for works of art through fundraising initiatives such as this.

There are 10 fantastic prize packages from 37 supporters in this year’s Travel Draw. First prize includes a cabin for two people on an exclusive expedition to Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Cyprus. Our promise to you is that we will ensure every dollar raised from ticket purchases goes towards helping the Gallery to acquire artworks for the collection.

Good luck, and thank you for being a Gallery member.

1st prize: Exclusive expedition to the ancient world

First prize includes a cabin for two people on The birth of civilisation, an exclusive expedition to Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Cyprus with renowned archaeologists Julian Droogan and Iain Shearer, courtesy of our travel partners Renaissance Tours and the Art Gallery Society of NSW.

Embark on a private cruise from 10 to 21 November 2020, exploring over 5000 years of
civilisation. Board the luxurious motor super yacht Crystal Esprit in Cyprus and depart for Israel to tour the key archaeological sites of the Holy Land before sailing through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea to view the ancient pyramids in Egypt before arriving in Jordan to explore its crowning jewel of Petra.

This luxury cruise includes all meals and unlimited select fine wines, premium spirits and beers, free unlimited Wi-Fi while on board, comprehensive sightseeing on shore, and one way group flight for two people from Aqaba to Amman, Jordan.

Receive a transactional account with an opening balance of AUD $1000 to spend while on your travels, courtesy of our generous sponsor Arab Bank Australia.

Prize value $58,000

2nd prize: Entertainment

Have the ultimate Sydney Symphony Orchestra experience with this fantastic prize package. Experience the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s new ‘Symphony Hour’ series at the Sydney Town Hall with A-Reserve double passes to two concerts. It’s the perfect way to unwind and hear stunning symphonies from Brahms and Mahler. Also delight in the wonders of smaller-scale orchestral masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras with A-Reserve double passes to three concerts in the ‘Classics in the City’ series at City Recital Hall. Plus, enjoy A-Reserve double passes to three additional concerts of your choice from the 2020 season.

Enjoy some of Australia’s best theatre with a five-play subscription for two to Belvoir’s 2020 season, one of Australia’s most celebrated and acclaimed theatre companies.

Catch a wide range of films with a Palace Cinemas ticket book of 15 double passes and a double pass to the 2020 Spanish Film Festival.

Be captivated by the historic epic production of Aida at the Sydney Opera House with an
A-Reserve double pass courtesy of Opera Australia.

Experience three flavours of dance in one diverse production with two tickets to The Australian Ballet’s production of Molto.

Savour the beautiful sounds of the Sydney Chamber Choir, one of Australia’s leading choral ensembles with a 2020 subscription for two.

Prize value $4422

3rd prize: Fashion

The Daily Edited is all about creating products where form meets function. Go on a $2000 VIP shopping experience at The Daily Edited flagship store in Westfield Sydney as their team guides you through the store and personalises your purchases on the spot!

Write with style using the Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Grenadilla propelling ball pen. Combining the natural warmth of grenadilla wood with the cool elegance of platinum plated surfaces.

Bianca Spender is forging a reputation for intriguing modern clothes with a fiercely independent attitude. Receive a $600 voucher to spend on her unique and stunning range of clothing.

Dinosaur Designs, one of Australia’s leading design stores creates unique resin pieces by hand in their Sydney studio. Select from an extensive range of resin jewellery and accessories with a $300 gift voucher.

Enjoy a touch of luxury with a 100% silk scarf with hand rolled edges from a French high fashion luxury brand. This essential accessory will complement any outfit.

Prize value $4270

4th prize: Home

Sydney design store planet furniture that is simple, sustainable, streamlined and built to last. planet combines the unique resources of sustainably grown solid Australian hardwoods with the tradition of highly skilled timber craftsmanship and is designed by Ross Longmuir. Receive a $3000 voucher to spend on their high-quality aesthetic furniture and homewares.

Learn how to design and create a beautiful sculptural work for your home with a workshop for two with Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School.

Jones & Co create feel-good homewares that focus on optimistic design and quality handmade finishes. Receive a $350 voucher to spend on their unique collection of pottery, ceramics, baskets and lamps – full of fresh designs to create joy in your home.

The Gallery Shop has generously donated a Margaret Preston prize pack that is perfect for any home. The prize contains a copy of Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art and homewares which include, two placemat sets, two coaster sets, a pair of mugs, a pot stand and a tea towel that all feature works by the artist.

Prize value $3920

5th prize: Creative expression

Get creative with a Billy Blue College of Design three-day Adobe publishing suite course for two. Billy Blue’s Studio Sessions ignite fresh thinking with short courses covering all areas of design.

Learn how to speak, read and write beautiful French with a course for two at the Alliance Française de Sydney, the most renowned French centre in Sydney for over 125 years.

For centuries, artists have documented their journeys and ideas in their sketch books. In this workshop for six people, artist Sheila Posner will introduce you to this concept in her Woollahra studio.

Eckersley’s Art & Craft is one of the largest fine art, craft and design supplies retailers in Australia. Receive a $300 voucher to spend on any art materials or craft supplies in store or online.

Prize value $3534

6th prize: Luxury escapes

Experience a true city escape getaway at Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa – a boutique coastal retreat only 90-mins drive north of Sydney. Enjoy two nights (any nights of the week) in a delightful Villa or Suite, including hot breakfast, unlimited Wi-Fi and movies.

Enjoy two night’s accommodation in a one-bedroom stylish and spacious suite featuring separate living, dining, bedroom and study areas, courtesy of Fraser Suites Sydney.

Prize value $1874

7th prize: Pampered

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

The Beauty Chef inner beauty product range works synergistically to support your health, beauty and wellbeing – from the inside, out. Enjoy their delicious range with the Glow Getter prize pack which includes the Glow Inner Beauty Essential, Gut Primer Inner Beauty Support, Collagen Inner Beauty Boost, Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost, Hydration Inner Beauty Boost, Flora Fix Balm, Probiotic Skin Refiner, Body Inner Beauty Support, Well Spray and a copy of The Beauty Chef Gut Guide.

Be pampered with Jocelyn Petroni’s Complete JP Experience package. Experience an unrivalled relaxation treatment with three beauty artisans working together in simultaneous harmony to provide you with The Heart Chakra Signature Facial, The Chanel Polish Manicure and The Chanel Polish Pedicure.

Prize value $1480

8th prize: Fine dining

Kitchens on Kent is bringing new culinary excitement, theatre and extravagance to the city. The elegant open-kitchen buffet experience features an array of interactive and live cooking stations. Enjoy lunch or dinner for two people with a two-hour regional wine package valued at $280.

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 eight tickets to your choice of exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Revel in the art on the walls as you dine at Lucio’s Italian Restaurant with a $250 voucher. Lucio’s has a reputation for exceptional food, as well magnificent Australian art, and has received numerous awards and accolades.

Enjoy dinner at the Garden Court Restaurant located at the five-star, heritage-listed Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with a $150 voucher.

Prize value $1130

9th prize: Sommelier selection

The Robert Oatley Signature Series draws on a remarkable portfolio of vineyards nurtured by the winemaking talent of Larry Cherubino. Receive a mini cellar of 12 bottles each of the 2017 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Chardonnay and the 2018 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.

Go behind the scenes with a tour and tasting of the Manly Spirits Co. distillery for four people. Also be spoilt for choice with two of the Manly Spirits gin trio gift packs which includes the Double Gold winning Australian Dry Gin, Coastal Citrus Gin and Barrel Aged Gin (Whisky 02).

Indulge with a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée Champagne, from one of the few remaining family owned and run Champagne houses, Bollinger’s NV is known for its dry and assertive style.

Prize value $912

10th prize: Indulgence

Allen & Unwin have put together the perfect book collection with 17 fantastic titles for you to read, including Mumu Mike Williams’ Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody, Andrew McGahan’s The Rich Man’s House, Heather Rose’s Bruny, Charlotte Wood’s The Weekend, Bri Lee’s Beauty, Leigh Hobbs’ Mr Chicken All Over Australia and David Leser’s Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing.

Haigh’s Chocolates is Australia’s oldest family owned chocolate maker. Haigh’s have been making chocolate in Adelaide since 1915 and are committed to the art of premium chocolate making. This $150 chocolate hamper is filled to the brim with a selection of the finest milk and dark chocolates.

Delight in a luxurious sparkling afternoon tea for two people at Gunners’ Barracks. Enjoy a set selection of sweet and savoury pastries, finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones with preserve and cream, tea or coffee and a glass of Australian sparkling wine.

Prize value $719

Terms and conditions

Tickets for the Art Gallery Society of NSW Travel Draw 2020 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 5pm, Friday 3 April 2020. 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 16 April 2020. The winners will be publicly announced at the Art Gallery of New South Wales at 6pm, Wednesday 22 April 2020. Winners will be notified by telephone and email/post, and details published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday 23 April 2020 and in Look magazine Jul/Aug 2020. GOCAU/2226 issued under the provisions of the Lotteries and Art Union Act 1901. Art Gallery Society of NSW Travel Draw Art Union is in aid of the Art Gallery Society of NSW. No. 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.

Travel Draw 2020 full terms and conditions (PDF 538.0 KB)

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


$7 each | 5 for $30 | 10 for $50 | 20 for $80 | 35 for $120

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Entries close 5pm, Friday 3 April 2020

Winners will be announced in a Members e-newsletter on Wed 22 Apr and in Jul-Aug Look magazine.