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An afternoon of art and wine education through a rose-coloured glass

Michelle Taylor 2 December 2019
Reg Mombassa

Come see the amazing, iconic work of Reg Mombassa. Image: Supplied.

Rosé and art will collide in a unique event on Sunday, 8 December – An Aussie Pink Summer Afternoon.

Organiser Fran Marshall of The Food and Wine Marshall, says “Years in the public service made me want to get into wine. Now I’m into wine! I’m all about showcasing the local Canberra wine region and working with women in wine in lots of different ways. Running events that promote small boutique wineries is my favourite thing to do, especially when we team up with fantastic food providers. It’s all about bringing new and exciting food and wine to people who love good food and wine”.

Fran, in collaboration with aMBUSH Gallery, would like to extend an invitation to spend a hot summer afternoon wandering through the very cool space that is the aMBUSH Gallery in the Kambri Precinct. Sipping on a local chilled pink, while indulging in some psychedelic artwork and discussing the finer points of what makes a good rosé. The most fabulous pink is being poured by 15 Canberra region winemakers including Surveyors Hill VineyardsMcKellar Ridge Wines and Sapling Yard Wines (to name a few).

Fabulous pink on show

Fabulous pink on show. Photo: Supplied.

Iconic Australian artist, the inimitable Reg Mombassa, will have his exhibition, Psychedelic Realism, on show for the first time in the gallery.

The exhibition features a selection of over 70 of Reg’s favourites, taken from both his allegorical and Mambo pieces, as well as his Australian landscapes. Meander through the exhibition and treat your senses with the intrinsically Aussie art style of one of Australia’s most loved and renowned artists, while tasting the prettiest blush from the Canberra wine region, along with sumptuous grazing tables laden with cheese and charcuterie.

Meet Canberra’s winemakers and learn why rosé is not just a lovely pink wine that we sip when it’s hot, but just how many different varietals and styles there are across the Canberra wine region, and why rosé should be a preferred choice all throughout the year. “This is an educational afternoon not to be missed,” says Fran.

Afterwards, head out into the warm summer evening and discover the vibrant and lively food vendors that are dotted throughout the Kambri Precinct for an early bite to eat before heading home.

Tickets are $55 p/p and include four hours of wine tasting and grazing platters.

When: 8 December, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: aMBUSH Gallery Kambri, Tangney Road, Acton

Buy tickets: Click the links to book on Eventbrite or on Facebook.


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