Travel draw 2014

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Travel Draw!

With over $116,000 raised for the acquisition of new artworks, we would like to thank everyone who participated in making this major fundraiser such a wonderful success.

The winning ticket numbers are:

*1st Prize 18352 * 2nd Prize 11032 * 3rd Prize 25180 * 4th Prize 17163 * 5th Prize 11651 * 6th Prize 24340 * 7th Prize 17905 * 8th Prize 22603 * 9th Prize 12904 * 10th Prize 4966 * 11th Prize 21225


The Travel Draw is an annual fundraising campaign organised exclusively for Gallery members. It is an occasion to honour members’ commitment to the Gallery and, above all, a way to help put art on the walls.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales does not receive any Government funding for acquisitions for the permanent collection and has not done so for 20 years. It is totally reliant on the generosity of individuals to raise money for artworks, through programs such as The Collection Circle, the Gallery’s Foundation and fundraising initiatives such as this.

This year, there are 11 luxury prizes worth more than $65,000 to be won. Please treat yourself, friends and family to as many draw tickets as you can manage. Our promise to you – ensuring every dollar raised from each ticket purchased goes towards helping the Gallery to acquire works for the collection.

Good luck and thank you for supporting the Gallery!


Hollywood sign

1st prize: American Holiday

Fly Qantas business class

Fly to Los Angeles with Qantas in the award winning business class Skybed, the ultimate in style and comfort. Qantas have been a sponsor of the Art Gallery of NSW since 1995, their support has included Yiribana Gallery which coincided with the painting of the Qantas 747 aircraft in Indigenous art. Qantas is now a proud principal sponsor of the Australian Art Collection.

Courtesy of Qantas

Arab Bank Australia account with $1000 balance

Choose an Arab Bank Australia transactional or investment account with an opening balance of AUD $1000. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of linking your account to an Arab Bank Australia Visa Debit Card to access your spending money worldwide. Arab Bank Australia is the proud sponsor of the Art Gallery Society of NSW Learning Curve Lecture Series.

Courtesy of Arab Bank Australia

Diana Eddy & Associates

Diana Eddy & Associates, specialist in a range of distinctive and independent hotels and villas, has arranged a total of six nights’ accommodation for two in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and San Francisco.

Diana Eddy & Associates

Los Angeles – the Los Angeles Athletic Club was established in 1880 by some of Los Angeles’ Famous Players. Built in 1912, The Clubhouse anchors the historic Seventh Street corridor and is within walking distance of many renowned LA restaurants and bars as well as a short walk from LA LIVE, downtown’s premier entertainment district. LAAC is a Platinum Club of America and again has been selected as one of the best private clubs in America. Seventy-two elegantly appointed Deluxe Rooms and Suites make up the Hotel atop the Club. Sit back and relax at Invention, one of the oldest bars in Los Angeles with its fan back chairs, an 80 degree view of downtown and floor to ceiling glass windows.

Courtesy of Los Angeles Athletic Club

Salt Lake City – with the opening of The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City in 2001, a new era of Western elegance was born. The Grand America Hotel, a true landmark in the city, is the only hotel in Salt Lake City to receive the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award. The world-class hotel was built to welcome the world to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Designed as a European hotel of American scale, the 24-story hotel overlooks a beautifully landscaped, 10-acre footprint in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.

Courtesy of The Grand America Hotel

San Francisco – located at Union Square, the Handlery Union Square Hotel offers the perfect San Francisco lodging for vacationers and business travellers. As a family-owned hotel, we create great experiences for our guests by offering personal service, comfortable rooms, and a warm atmosphere. Ideally located near main San Francisco attractions, including the world famous cable car right at our corner, the Handlery Union Square Hotel sets the standard in affordable luxury.

Courtesy of Handlery Union Square Hotel

Combined prize value $25,200


Portrait of Imelda Roche (detail) © Paul Newton

2nd prize: Portrait

Private portrait sitting with artist Paul Newton

Have your portrait drawn by highly renowned artist Paul Newton. His works hang in the permanent collections of The National Portrait Gallery and Parliament House Canberra as well as in numerous collections worldwide. Newton has been an Archibald Prize finalist on ten occasions and his portrait sitters have included singer Kylie Minogue, White House Chief Economics Advisor Steve Friedman, writer Bryce Courtenay, Governor General Sir William Deane AC KBE, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and ABC Chairman Donald McDonald AC . He is currently working on a project to paint 32 works for the Domus Australia chapel in Rome opened 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Courtesy of Paul Newton

Prize value $10,000


Diamond Ring

Stunning 18ct white gold hand finished tanzanite and diamond double halo dress ring features a 1.14ct pear shaped Tanzanite complemented by 66 round brilliant cut diamonds.

3rd prize: Diamonds

Diamond Ring by Matthew Ely

This stunning 18ct white gold hand finished tanzanite and diamond double halo dress ring features a 1.14ct pear shaped Tanzanite complemented by 66 round brilliant cut diamonds.
York Jewellers, established in Penrith since 1974, is an award winning jewellers owned and operated by Robert and Helen Ely. York Jewellers take great pride in the workmanship and quality of their work and are committed to high quality, handmade jewellery made with great attention to detail. York Jewellers are proud to feature two award winning jewellers in their team, brothers Matthew and Douglas Ely. Matthew and Douglas recently won awards in the Creative and Pearl design categories at the 2013 Showcase Jewellers International Design Awards.

Courtesy of Matthew Ely and York Jewellers

Prize value $6,999


Flightless Bird Blues 2012, acrylic on canvas 1120 × 760mm (diptych) © Louise Tuckwell.

4th prize: Painting and Sculpture

Louise Tuckwell painting

Louise Tuckwell is a Sydney based artist who has steadfastly worked the interpretation of hard edge abstract painting over the past few decades. With her third solo exhibition at the Damien Minton Gallery, Tuckwell has broken into a new phase using the formalist play of colour against colour and shape and edge meeting shape and line. Her work evokes a sense of harmony and poetry – seducing both the eye and the spirit. Tuckwell’s work is displayed in many private collections including the MCA, Artbank, New England Regional Art Museum and the corporate collection of the national law firm Allens. Louise Tuckwell is represented by Damien Minton Gallery, a commercial contemporary art gallery in Redfern exhibiting artists who engage with the Australian cultural landscape.

Courtesy of Louise Tuckwell / Damien Minton Gallery

Prize value $3,500

Dave Teer sculpture

Dave Teer has been represented by Defiance Gallery for 15 years and has been exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia since 1998. He is well recognised for his silver stainless steel works and painted mild steel sculptures. In 2005 Dave was chosen as the recipient of the Art OMI International Artist Residency in New York, USA and was the first artist to be selected for the Enid Ng Artist Residency in Paris, 2010. Dave Teer has three large outdoor sculptures on show at Defiance Sculpture Park at the Gate Gallery, Wollombi. Teer has developed a strong sculptural language confirming his place amongst a new generation of exceptional and significant sculptors in Australia. Dave Teer is represented by Defiance Gallery in Newtown, synonymous with innovation in exhibiting painting and sculpture.

Courtesy of Dave Teer / Defiance Gallery

Prize value $2,270

Combined prize value $5,770


5th prize: Glamour, Grace and Style

Johanna Johnson – Austen Cape

From the inception of the Johanna Johnson brand, the Sydney based designer has imbued her couture collections with a renowned simplicity, glamour, grace and style. Johanna Johnson gowns are now in demand the world-over, from the Hollywood red carpet to the royal palace of Monaco – with studios in Sydney and New York with London to open soon. From the happiest day of a woman’s life to a glamorous glide down the red carpet, Johanna Johnson has couture and bridal covered. Designer and director of the fashion and lifestyle brand, Johanna Johnson specialises in inspirational and elegant gowns, known for their old Hollywood sophistication and timeless appeal. For the ultimate in opulence the Johanna Johnson ‘Austen Cape’ can transform even the simplest of silhouettes. With multiple rows of signature Art-Deco inspired beading this fully silk lined cape fastens with a single vintage button.

Courtesy of Johanna Johnson

Prize value $4,200

TW Steel – His and hers watches

TW Steel stands unique amongst its rivals. Meaning ‘The Watch In Steel,’ it has rapidly established itself as a big, bold lifestyle brand and offers a defined sense of individuality with style and quality assured. Hers: three hand face, steel case with ceramic white bezel, mother-of-pearl face and white leather strap. His: chronograph face with gold accents, matt sandblasted PVD black-coated steel case, black dial and black leather strap.

Courtesy of TW Steel

Prize value $1,050

Combined prize value $5,250


6th prize: Elegant Home

Designer rug

Create a sophisticated and elegant focal point in your home with this exclusively designed “Oriental Lattice” Quince rug from the Robyn Cosgrove Alhambra Collection. Handknotted in Nepal from 100% Highland Tibetan wool it measures 190 × 275cm and is a perfect source of inspiration and colour direction for any room. Robyn Cosgrove has over 30 years of experience in the selection and design of fine handmade rugs. Regarded as Australia’s leading specialist handmade rug dealer, her reputation is built on integrity, dedication, knowledge and skill. Combining modern design movements and trends with an extensive global knowledge of traditional and contemporary craftsmanship, Robyn Cosgrove Rugs provides a unique platform of choice of the highest quality and standard.

Courtesy of Robyn Cosgrove Rugs

Prize value $2,950

Dinosaur Designs voucher

Dinosaur Designs is one of the most visible and successful design based businesses in Australia with all pieces handmade with love by a dedicated team of artisans in the Sydney studio. With this Dinosaur Designs gift voucher you’ll be able to select from an extensive range of resin homewares, accessories and jewellery to create a refined and unique look.

Courtesy of Dinosaur Designs

Prize value $300

Combined prize value $3,250


7th prize: The Artisan

Faber-Castell Art & Graphic collection

Unleash your creative talents with this exquisite Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Collection. Presented in a mahogany-stained wooden case the collection contains 36 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils, 36 polychromos pastels, 36 polychromos pencils, pitt monochrome artists’ pencils, charcoal and accessories. The Faber-Castell brand belongs to one of the oldest industrial companies in the world. In the hands of the same family for eight generations, it is now the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. Faber-Castell is a proud sponsor of Kids Club at the Art Gallery Society of NSW.

Courtesy of Faber-Castell

Eckersley’s fine art prize pack

Create a masterpiece with this Eckersley’s Fine Art Prize Pack. Featuring a limited edition 17 piece Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Colour Travel Set, a freestanding Winsor & Newton Windrush Sketch Box Easel made from seasoned beechwood, featuring a convenient storage area for your art tools; and a $200 Eckersley’s Gift Card to use in-store or online.

Courtesy of Eckersley’s Art & Craft

Pearsons school of floristry course for two

Let your passion bloom during this fabulous and fun one day floristry course for two from Pearsons School of Floristry. You and a friend will learn florist’s tips and tricks to create your own beautiful floral designs. No experience necessary.

Courtesy of Pearsons School of Floristry

Tom Bass introduction to sculpting for two

Release the inner sculptor with this Tom Bass 'Sculpture in a Day’ workshop for two at the renowned Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in Erskineville. This fun and relaxed workshop will introduce you and a friend to the world of sculpting where you can let your artistic talents flow to create your very own masterpiece. No experience necessary.

Courtesy of Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School

Combined prize value $2515


8th Prize: The Entertainer

Symphony subscription for two

Enjoy the very best of Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2014 with this double A-reserve Mondays @ 7 series subscription comprising five concerts at the Sydney Opera House. In 2014 you’ll see the new Chief Conductor David Robertson conduct Richard Strauss’s psychodrama Elektra – a riveting opera in the concert hall with stellar singers, dancers and choirs. You’ll also relish the romantic warmth of Brahms’s Third Symphony, Lalo’s vibrant Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra, Simone Young conducting a delightful concert based round the harp, and the majesty of Brahms’s First piano Concerto and Mahler’s monumental First Symphony.

Courtesy of Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Belvoir 2014 subscription for two

Experience ‘the city’s most exciting and beloved theatre’ (The Sydney Morning Herald) with a 5-play subscription to Belvoir’s 2014 Season. Australia’s best theatre-makers bring 13 great works to the stage featuring a wealth of Australian talent. Visit belvoir.com.au for full details on Belvoir’s 2014 Season.

Courtesy of Belvoir

Palace Cinemas ticket book

Indulge time and time again with a Palace Cinemas ticket book of 15 double passes and never miss the latest art-house hit again. Palace Cinemas presents a diverse program of carefully-selected, quality films from around the world. Indulge in premium wines, coffee and desserts and enjoy the adult ambience of Sydney’s finest cinema destinations.

Courtesy of Palace Cinemas

Sydney Chamber Choir 2014 subscription for two

Savour the sounds of Sydney Chamber Choir with a 2014 subscription for two. One of Australia’s finest vocal ensembles, Sydney Chamber Choir performs and records repertoire from the crystalline purity of 16th-century polyphony to the exuberant energy of contemporary works.

Courtesy of Sydney Chamber Choir

Combined prize value $2445


9th prize: Weekend Retreats

Bells at Killcare

Enjoy two nights and breakfast at Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa – a luxury coastal retreat, only 90 minutes drive north of Sydney. With an authentic regional restaurant featuring the cuisine of renowned Italian chef Stefano Manfredi, the property has won multiple awards since opening in 2007. Surrounded by untouched national park and many secluded and pristine beaches, Bells at Killcare offers 25 private cottages, designed for adults, each decorated in classic Hamptons blue and white style with whitewash shutters, Ralph Lauren furnishings and luxurious bathrooms. Guests can unwind by the lap pool, enjoy a signature treatment in the relaxing Bells Day Spa, or bushwalk through the national park.

Courtesy of Bells at Killcare

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Relax for a night in a luxurious Prestige Suite at the five star, heritage listed Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, located in the heart of Sydney and only a stone’s throw from the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. Awake to full breakfast for two in the Garden Court Restaurant and begin your day relaxed and refreshed. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is a proud sponsor of the Art Gallery of NSW.

Courtesy of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

De Russie Suites Mudgee

Escape to the Blue Room at de Russie Suites Mudgee for an indulgent weekend for two with breakfast. Built within the historic 1862 Mechanic’s Institute, de Russie Suites is Mudgee’s only boutique, self-contained apartment hotel. With its imposing two-storey structure it is home to 13 stunning suites styled with a distinctly modern, urban influence. de Russie Suites Mudgee’s luxurious rooms are all non-smoking, feature king beds and come with continental breakfast. Guests can enjoy a range of activities right on the doorstep including local golf courses, award winning wineries, sophisticated dining options, historic Gulgong and Mudgee’s renowned Botanical gardens.

Courtesy of de Russie Hotels

Combined prize value $2154


10th Prize: Creative Expression

Australian writers’ centre beginner’s course for two

Boost your creativity with a Creative Writing Stage 1 course at the Australian Writers’ Centre in Milsons Point. Whether you’re a total novice or already have some writing experience, this course is the ideal starting point. Everyone has a story to tell and this course aims to harness your ideas, thoughts and drafts into a story that’s worth reading. Learn how to kickstart your creative writing, tap into your imagination and bring your stories to life. The Australian Writers’ Centre is Australia’s leading centre for writing courses, with courses held in Sydney, Melbourne or online.

Courtesy of Australian Writers’ Centre

Signaturephoto beginners photography course for two

Take winning shots every time by getting creative with your DSLR camera thanks to this one day hands-on photography course. Comprising theory and practice around various Sydney city and harbour locations you and a friend will learn camera handling skills, digital photography fundamentals and the creative and compositional process of taking great photos – landscapes, portraits and close-ups – in both outdoor and indoor lighting locations. You’ll gain confidence to get the most out of your camera and never go back to Auto mode again!

Courtesy of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses

Art Gallery of NSW shop voucher

Gather inspiration for your creative endeavours with this Gallery Shop voucher. Go shopping in the newly refurbished space where you’ll find the most comprehensive range of art books in Australia – from the practical to the inspirational. The Gallery Shop also has a broad range of gift ideas to suit all tastes and ages.

Courtesy of the Gallery Shop

Combined prize value $1580


11th Prize: Indulgence

Cheese masterclass with Alison Brien

Enjoy an evening of pure indulgence with this private cheese and wine masterclass at the Art Gallery of NSW presented by leading cheese expert and Channel Cheese host, Alison Brien, featuring cheeses from Sydney’s best cheese shop – Ocello in Surry Hills. You and up to five friends will taste your way through a special selection of local and imported artisan cheeses, learning about different cheese styles and how to match them with different wines. Hear the stories behind classic European cheeses, and discover some new favourites along the way.

Courtesy of Alison Brien and Ocello

Taylors wines St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Sit back and unwind with a case of six bottles of the Taylors St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. True reflections of their terroir, the St Andrews range of wines are premium wines, sourced from single vineyards on the Taylor family estate that exemplify the very best of handcrafted Clare Valley winemaking and continue the St Andrews tradition of fine Australian wines since 1892. The St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon is complex and elegant, offering rich fruit characters of cassis and blackcurrant with earthy nuances. Taylors Wines is a proud sponsor of the Art Gallery Society of NSW.

Courtesy of Taylors Wines

China Doll experience for two

With its spectacular vista of the city skyline, China Doll elegantly resides at Sydney’s historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo. Offering a balanced menu of generously portioned, modern Asian dishes from the talents of Chef Frank Shek, China Doll delivers the ultimate Sydney dining experience of stylish food, cocktails and a glamorous waterfront location.

Courtesy of China Doll

Lindt & Sprüngli luxury chocolate hamper

Enjoy the Lindt & Sprüngli experience with this luxury chocolate hamper packed with some of the finest Lindt & Sprüngli products. The Master Chocolatiers at Lindt & Sprüngli have dedicated 160 years of passion to create the most luxuriously smooth and extra-refined chocolate masterpieces.

Courtesy of Lindt & Sprüngli

High tea and an exhibition

Indulge with a glass of champagne and a high tea experience for two at the Gallery – the perfect finale to an afternoon perusing the current exhibition.

Courtesy of Trippas White Group

Combine prize value $1435


Terms and conditions

Tickets for the Art Gallery Society Travel Draw 2014 are only available to current members at the time of the draw. Art Gallery Society councillors, employees and their families are not permitted to enter. The draw will be managed by the Art Gallery Society’s auditors and take place at the Art Gallery of New South Wales at 4pm on 05/03/2014. Winners will be notified by telephone and details published in Look magazine 05/2014 and in the Sydney Morning Herald on 11/03/2014. Lottery Permit No GOCAU/1488 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. No. of tickets to be sold: 40,000. Promoter: Craig Brush – Executive Director, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000. All prize 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, nor redeemable for cash or other goods or services.

Full terms and conditions for all prizes (PDF 120.2 KB)

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