Bank Art Museum Moree to celebrate 30th anniversary with Pearls, Paintings and People fundraising event

SUPPORTER: Moree artist Nick Osmond will have a number of his paintings for sale at the 30th anniversary celebration.
SUPPORTER: Moree artist Nick Osmond will have a number of his paintings for sale at the 30th anniversary celebration.

Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special fundraising dinner this later this month.

The Moree Cultural Art Foundation (MCAF) board invites members of the Moree community to help them celebrate the milestone at the exclusive Pearls, Paintings and People event, to be held on Friday, August 24.

“As this is our 30th year of operation, we wanted to celebrate all our achievements and give our supporters a glimpse into our future,” BAMM director Vivien Clyne said.

“The evening will feature an exhibition of works by local artist Nick Osmond and jewellery by Jan Logan. Seeing as the 30th anniversay gift is pearls, we are very excited to have Jan, who is originally from Narrabri, up from Sydney to support us.”

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The Moree Cultural Art Foundation was established in 1988 to raise funds for the then Moree Plains Gallery.

Originally operated by Moree Plains Shire Council, MCAF took ownership of organisational operations in 2001 making BAMM one of the few regional arts organisations in NSW not owned and operated by local government.

The Pearls, Paintings and People event, which will involve a sit-down dinner in the gallery, is this year’s major fundraiser for MCAF.

As well as paintings and jewellery for sale there will be a silent auction running throughout the evening.

Commission from sales and funds raised at the auction will go directly to the MCAF, which manages BAMM with generous support from Moree Plains Shire Council.

“The Foundation grew from a community groundswell of support for a regional art gallery in Moree,” Ms Clyne said. 

“Our 30th birthday party is aimed at thanking our existing members and hopefully gaining some new supporters.”

Jan Logan’s jewellery will only be available to purchase on the night itself, so Ms Clyne encourages those who wish to buy some pearls to get a ticket to the event to avoid missing out.

Tickets are $200 which includes drinks and dinner catered by Relish. 

Ticket sales have been extended until Friday, August 17. Please call 6757 3320 or email vclyne@bamm.org.au to reserve your tickets.