Starry Starry Night

On the evening of Saturday 21 August, the Art Gallery of Western Australia was transformed into a Venetian wonderland. The masquerade ball mirrored the heritage of Director Dr Stefano Carboni and was a truly star-studded event. Supermodel-actress Jerry Hall graced the red carpet in a gown by local designer Ruth Tarvydas. Dr Carboni welcomed her with the gift of a pair of Peggy Guggenheim sunglasses to celebrate the upcoming exhibition, Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice.


Starry Starry Night embodied the fascinating juxtaposition between Venice and Perth, old and new, tradition and technology. This was reflected by stunning performances from the ballet, a projection of old Venetian films, dance, opera, actors, and exclusive access to the Patricia Piccinnini: Relativity exhibition.


Starry Starry Night is one of many successful events that the Art Gallery has coordinated in 2010, and it was the highlight of the Foundation’s social calendar. Events such as Art Bar, exclusive exhibition previews for Foundation members, the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, teacher previews, National Science Week and school holiday programs provide something for everyone in our culturally rich city.


Many thanks to Foundation members for their ongoing support. We hope to see the Foundation community continue to grow.


Art Gallery of WA Foundation Special Event - Starry Starry Night - 21st August 2010


Event Sponsors

Sponsor - Realmark



Sponsor - Tassell Park Wines - Margaret River


Sponsor - Pol Roger Champagne


Sponsor - Brush Fork & Pencil



Sponsor - VanKempen


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