Retford Park's signature annual event - Retford Park Rehung - is on again in Bowral this November.
This year's springtime refresh will be provided by Justin Miller from Justin Miller Art.
This year's Retford Park Rehung theme is: 'The Art of Collecting' and features many of Australia's best known artists including Boyd, Smart, Gascoigne, Preston and Whiteley - to name just a few - with a rare opportunity to purchase all works on display.
This highly anticipated annual event welcomes guests into the former home of the late Mr James Fairfax AC to be immersed in experiences that bring art, collecting, giving and creative expression to life.
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Guests are able to choose from various experiences including day tours, sunset tours, dinner for 40 people and two intimate dinners for 10 people.
"The interest from the public in the vast array of events we hold at Retford Park has been wonderful," Scott Pollock from the National Trust said.
"Since 2016, we have developed a program of events that have brought the community to this wonderful place incorporating theatre, music, gardening symposiums, themed dinners and exhibitions - most have sold out or close to it.
"James Fairfax left a legacy of giving and respect for art and creative expression and it is our job to help keep that legacy alive. "
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"It is an honour and a privilege to be able to provide the opportunity for guests to enjoy Australia's finest art as advised by Justin Miller, and in such unique event formats like our intimate dinners for 10 people," Scott Pollock said.
"Working with Justin Miller ensures the calibre of this exhibition meets the high standard of James Fairfax AC's collection."
Justin Miller has secured a diverse and impressive range of art to display for the Retford Rehung exhibition, all of which are available for purchase and include the work of some of Australia's most renowned artists:
- Rosalie Gascoigne
- Sidney Nolan
- Margaret Preston
- Brett Whiteley
- Grace Cossington Smith
- Jeffery Smart
- Arthur Boyd
- John Olsen
- Tony Tuckson
The selection of these artists specifically and the connection to Retford Park is important because James Fairfax's collection also contains works by the artists on display in the exhibition.
"This exhibition is truly reflective of Fairfax's philanthropic legacy and we are very excited to be able to showcase this to art admirers, and their friends and family, and welcome people to a four-course degustation and wine-matching dinner surrounded by the decorated walls of this stunning Victorian Mansion," Mr Pollock said.
Retford Park is one of 30 National Trust properties across New South Wales.
Retford Park Rehung is a must-do for those wishing to celebrate spring, appreciate incredible Australian artwork, and spoil themselves - with a rare exhibition experience.