BAM Art Dinner Series Presents Lindy Lee
Join Byron Arts Magazine and influential Australian artist Lindy Lee for an exclusive evening of conversation, food and wine at Newrybar Hall on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Lee will be ‘In Conversation’ with artist and curator Glenn Barkley. Guests will hear about her practice, international success and the survey exhibition Moon in a Dew Drop at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (until 28 February 2021).
Selected works from Lee’s Fire series will be hung in the Newrybar Hall with banners from another group of works titled Process/Journey (2007). These were made to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Australia-Chinese relations at the Australian Embassy, Beijing.
A highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of a collaborative work between Lee and local ceramic artist, Greg Furney (Villa Rustica Ceramics). This unique artwork will be auctioned on the evening to raise funds for ART BYRON, a new contemporary visual arts festival celebrating creativity, culture and diversity across the Byron Shire, to premiere October 1-4, 2021. Artworks donated by Glenn Barkley, Hiromi Tango and other Art Byron artists will also be auctioned at the dinner.
Furney has also handcrafted Asian-inspired ceramic dinner settings to showcase the three course menu designed by Annie Lee of Sydney’s iconic Fu Manchu restaurant. The menu will include Fu Manchu’s signature BBQ pork (from the local Clunes butcher), an entrée of sang choi bao, Asian greens in oyster-sesame sauce and coconut-sago pudding with gula melaka and local fruit.
Leslie Ford, owner and co-founder of Red Ginger emporium will style the event with furniture from her private collection and has generously offered to supply the tea service and Red Ginger’s “Buddha’s Tea”, a nod to Lee’s study of Buddhism. Guests will enjoy a Brookie’s gin cocktail on arrival and matching wines.