Just wanted to say a personal thank you for all your work and a great night on Saturday. The event was great and went so smoothly, and what was reassuring was your composure and smiling faces throughout.You were a pleasure to work with, so thank you. –
Mark Hislop, Gallery Program Coordinator Monash Gallery of Art

Nestled at the top of Wheelers Hill, and known by many Melbournians as the ‘Home of Australian Photography’, the Monash Gallery of Art recently celebrated its silver anniversary with a glittering evening of celebrations. Fruitbowl Productions were delighted to be asked to provide an extensive range of services to help make the event the terrific success it was. ‘SilverLux’ – as the evening was titled – helped to showcase the gallery’s iconic collection and offered many stunning visual moments. Indeed, the dress code was designated as ‘black tie with a touch of silver’. Added to this, guests enjoyed a fine dining experience and then had the chance to lighten the weight of their wallets and purses in a successful fundraising auction.

Organising any such event is never without its challenges. In this case, the Monash Gallery of Art had undergone some staffing changes in the lead up to the evening. The Director had left the organisation, leaving their Partnerships, Marketing and Development Co-ordinator to take charge of this vital fundraising event.

With our long-time experience of organising a wide range of occasions, our Fruitbowl team were delighted to be asked to provide professional logistics assistance in the staging of this anniversary event. We helped across many areas, from budget, risk and contract management, to the styling and programming for the evening. Our input also covered the publicity and promotion needed to make sure that those interested in such an occasion knew all about it. We also helped manage the evening for the VIP guests.

Another key need was to secure backing to meet the substantial costs of such an occasion, and our Fruitbowl Productions Team made good use of our many contacts to help source and secure financial sponsorship. We also helped the gallery to gain in-kind support and to secure valuable prizes both for the silent auction and the event raffle.

Our team was delighted to be able to offer support to the Co-ordinator for this terrific community event. Let’s hope we’re all still around when their celebration turns from silver to gold! Meantime, if you have an upcoming event where our professional services could be of value, call us now on 1300 663 450 – or send an email message and we will contact you for a no-obligation discussion of your important occasion.