Event Fundraiser

Our annual fundraising raffle is on again!


The Collectors Start-Up Kit is Coraki Art Prize’s very own unique fundraising raffle, held on opening night!

This will be the third year the Start-Up kit Raffle prize has been on offer and comprises a suite of artworks by local artists who have established and successful national and international art practices. The collection is a broad and rich selection of works which is a fantastic  start-up kit for collecting Australian contemporary art.

This year is a little bit different as we have work donated by the winners of last years Coraki Art Prize on offer in the Start-Up kit, and is looking to be another fantastic suite of works to start your own local art collection. This is a great way to further promote the careers of the winning artists, who are either emerging national contemporary artists or are having significant successes within their art practices. The artists are: Annette Garland, Meredith Cusack, Sarah Harvey, Clare Twomey and Wendy Powitt.

Here’s a bit about FIRST PRIZE!



Painting by George Pardon


3rd Prize


An Easel and Watercolours


Kindly donated by Malcolm Austin


Northern Rivers Drawing & Drafting


4 Club Street Lismore 66214685


4th Prize


A Basket of Sewing Requites


Kindly Donated by Graeme


Ardour Women’s Clothing & Accessories & Giftware


25 Bloodwood Rd


Bora Ridge via Coraki 6683 2790


5th Prize


Bush Tucker Hamper


Kindly Donated by Playing with Fire


Quality Australian Native Foods, Ballina









Event Fundraiser News

Trivia Night 2011 a success

Thank You to all the Friends and Supporters of the Coraki Art Prize! The Trivia Night 2011 was another great success & provided some memorable moments.

Chief among them were Labor Senator John Faulkner singing ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ and the sight of Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell and her team mates all dressed in togas and wearing wreaths on their heads.

Romans applaud the Senator. Nora Fiddler Blanksby's team which always includes Mayor of Lismore Jenny Dowell and other luminaries love to dress for the occasion.
The Food!

Former Defence Minister Senator Faulkner hosted the fund-raising event and prepared the 72 quiz questions.

Senator Faulkner declared the event a great success, the best of the three he has hosted so far.  “They were such a great crowd, singing along and getting into the spirit of the show. This is something I look forward to each year,” he said.

The quiz night, which is the major fund-raiser for the art prize, to be held at the end of October, attracted a record crowd of more than 150 participants.

Apart from the fun-filled trivia quiz, attractions included a lucky door prize, a raffle with many prizes donated by local businesses, a silent auction of a still life painting by local Coraki artist Jan Nixon and a superb buffet.

Event Fundraiser News

Trivia Night is on again!

Due to popular demand Senator John Faulkner, Quiz master extraordinaire, is making a return appearance.

He loves Coraki and is always ready to help the Coraki Art Prize with its major fundraiser.

So everyone has yet another opportunity to enjoy this fun, entertaining night.

Put Saturday August 6th in your diaries.

Venue: Coraki Golf Club

Light Supper served at 7pm. Quiz starts 7.45pm

Entry is $20 which includes the light supper. Bar service is available

You can book a table (6, 8 or 10), or bring a friend or even come by yourself and meet new people.

Some people have told me that the Trivia night is the highlight of their social calendar, so don’t miss out. Book early as the last two years have been sell- out performances.

Bookings: Melva Thompson 66832729

RSVP: Thurs 4thAugust

Thanks to the supporters of 2010 Trivia Night.

Any donation for 2011 raffle  gratefully accepted. Contact Melva 66832729

Coraki 5 Star Supermarket   Coraki Bakery   Richmond River Meats                Coraki Pharmacy   Linda Saul/Integrity Candles   IGA Supermarket Evans Head         Blue Kitchen Products   Robyn Robson /Pete’s Plants                                     Seedling Warehouse Lismore and special thanks to the Coraki Golf Club for the venue.