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IMA Annual Gala and Benefit Auction 2023

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Join us at the IMA on Friday 5 May as we transform our galleries into an exclusive, immersive art experience. This event is held in honour of Quandamooka artist Megan Cope, whose striking site-specific sculptures, installations, paintings, and videos explore issues relating to place, the environment, and identity.

Join us in the IMA Galleries for a three-course dinner by Agnes, enjoy curated performances from South-East Queensland’s most experimental artists, and revel amongst covetable works from Australia's leading contemporary artists in our Benefit Auction. 

After dinner, join us for a raucous After Party in the IMA Courtyard. 

All funds raised by this exciting event directly support the IMA's future exhibitions and artist commissions, and help the IMA continue to support Queensland and Australian artists at pivotal points in their practice.

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Three-course dinner by hatted restaurant Agnes

Benefit Auction
Place your bids in our Benefit Auction and take home works from Australia's leading contemporary artists. Bid now via our online auction platform. Purchase works, win exclusive raffle prizes, and make a donation to help support the IMA's fundraising goal. Bidding closes on the evening of the Gala, Friday 5 May, at 10pm.

After Party
Celebrate with us in the IMA Courtyard from 9.00pm. Purchase your special After Party only ticket to enjoy dessert by Agnes and complimentary drinks from our generous sponsors Bird in HandCoopers, Fever-TreeMalfy Gin and Olmeca Tequila. Party with us until late with exciting DJ sets and performances by dameeeela, Joseph Botica, Emma Gow, Seren Wagstaff, and VoiIID Collective.

Image: Megan Cope, Kinyingarra Guwinyanba, 2022, Burogari (Cyprus Pine), Kinyingarra (Sydney Rock Oyster) shell, and stainless-steel trace wire. Photo: Cian Sanders.

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