Artist Dinners


‘I like to paint Wathaurung stories, to hand down to future generations’
- Marlene Gilson

Aunty Marlene Gilson is a Wathaurung (Wadawarrung) Elder living on country in Gordon, near Ballarat. Discovering painting later in life, Aunty Marlene’s work explore Aboriginal myths and stories of the Goldfelds. Her work is marked by a naive style which references her Indigenous and European ancestry. She is a descendent of King Billy, and Indigenous tribal leader of the Ballarat region at the time of the Eureka Stockade, and his wife Queen Mary.

BOAA’s chef Gavin Draper is once again stepping up to the plate to interpret Marlene’s powerful artistic style into a scrumptious meal.
Gavin is a French trained chef who has worked internationally at numerous 5 star hotels. Gavin has a penchant for David Bowie and is the author of cook books Omg Gluten Free Gourmet and Omg Plant-Based Gluten Free Gourmet.

Reservations are a MUST
Tickets can be purchased here

Artist Dinner - Marlene Gilson
7pm, Thursday 1st November
The Mining Exchange