jumpstART event at Paynesville Wine Bar raises $2500



Left-to-right-Heather Morrison, Mel Daws

Big thanks to the effervescent Helga Ruffles her wonderful organizing team Stella Sakkeus and Miranda Paech and to all the generous patrons who came along to the fabulous arty afternoon fundraiser at Paynesville Wine Bar that raised an amazing $2500 that goes towards East Gippsland Art Gallery employing an education officer. Big thanks to all the local business who supplied fantastic prizes for this event.

Cool Crooner, Jeff Parkes entertained the guests with music and song. Margaret Salt from the National Gallery of Australia gave an insight into the children’s activities and programs in the nation’s capital. The fabulously funny MC for the afternoon, was Peter Markwell and Jacqui Reed from Foxglove Art Studio engaged and inspired guests with a hands-on mono print workshop. Big thanks to Paynesville Wine Bar for hosting the event and supplying the cosy venue.

Help us jumpstART Creative Learning in East Gippsland!

East Gippsland Art Gallery is passionate about engaging, inspiring and growing the next generation of artists and art lovers from the ground up. Art shouldn’t be a luxury. All children no matter what their situation should have access to being creative.

Our successful free programs for Creative Kids (ages 5-12yrs) and Young Creatives (12-25yrs) grew from a very real need in the community to access free creative learning opportunities. These programs have now outgrown their foundations and need a dedicated art education officer to run art workshops and take art outside the Gallery walls and into the broader community.

East Gippsland Art Gallery has been given an amazing opportunity to make our vision a reality through Creative Partnerships Australia. Our jumpstART campaign is raising money to employ an education officer and for every dollar raised Creative Partnerships will match


The power of art can transform lives and increase opportunities for East Gippsland children and young people. Please support this great project by donating today.All donations to jumpstART are tax deductible


You can donate here or by credit card over the phone 03 5153 1988. In person at East Gippsland Art Gallery. EFT to East Gippsland Art Gallery with your name as reference paid to Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000 Account number 113 274 75

2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875
+61 03 5153 1988


Gallery hours:
Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
Sunday-Monday CLOSED

FREE Admission

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Thanks to all the local business who supported this great event:

Paynesville Wine Bar, Bulmers House and Kitchen Gift Shop Bairnsdale, Sam's Fashion Boutique, Aroma Bakery, Jax Bakery Eastwood, TS Fashion Shop, Bairnsdale, Paynesville Pharmacy, Paynesville Dentistry, Matching Pair Footwear Bairnsdale , AJ Footwear, Seven Sunday Homeware Bairnsdale, Potted Pear Garden Court Bairnsdale