IMA Winter Gala

Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Friday 14 June, 6.30pm–late

Announcing our 2019 Annual Gala and Benefit Auction.

We are excited to announce a partnership with The Calile Hotel to host our first off-site Gala and the hotel’s first-ever rooftop party.

The Winter Gala beckons you to feast on The Calile Hotel’s sumptuous grazing menu, and sip champagne against the Brisbane city skyline. The Gala will be a subtropical winter fiesta where you are invited to revel in a night of entertainment from Hannah Brontë and Radha (Shahmen Suku).

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy a night of luxury while raising funds to help Queensland artists realise transformative new projects at the IMA. Gala tickets, raffle tickets, and accommodation packages are available now!

Gala Committee

Rebecca Malouf, Katie MoubarakCourtney Norris, Sally Quayle, and Marie-Louise Theile.

Gala Ambassadors

Melissa Blight, Charlie De Deyne, Alison Kubler, Kirsti Simpson, Patricia Szonert, Takeshi Takada, James Tuma, and Michael Zavros

Entertainment and Performances

Hannah Brontë and Radha (Shahmen Suku)

For sponsorship opportunities contact Jenna Baldock: jenna(at)


Please note: ticket price does not include donation.

Your tax deductible donation helps artists realise ambitious new work.

Buy Tickets1

Single Ticket: $200 each

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Six Tickets: $1,100 (save $100)

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The Calile Hotel Luxury Accommodation Packages2

Poolside Room: $780

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  • One night stay in the resort-style Poolside Room and two Winter Gala tickets

Urban Room: $720

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  • One night stay in a luxe Urban Room and two Winter Gala tickets

Raffle Tickets3

1 Raffle Ticket: $50
5 Raffle Tickets: $200 (save $50)
10 Raffle Tickets: $350 (save $150)

Raffle Prizes include:

  • Custom Optiko design session (value: $1500)
  • Private Ceramic House hand building class for ten people (value: $1200) 
  • More to be announced soon…

Terms and Conditions

  1. In the event of bad weather the Winter Gala will take place in The Calile Grand Room.
  2. King or two double bed options available. Valet parking and late checkout included. Fully prepaid non-refundable at the time of booking. Please direct enquiries to
  3. Terms and conditions apply. Raffle will be drawn 14 June 2019, winners will be notified.
  • 2019 Winter Gala Performer Radha (Shahmen Suku)

  • 2019 Winter Gala Performer Hannah Brontë

  • The Calile Hotel Poolside Room

  • The Calile Hotel Urban Room

  • Raffle Prize: Optiko design session

  • Raffle Prize: Mas & Miek Ceramic House class

  • 2018 Annual Gala and Benefit Auction honouring Richard Bell


Gala Partners

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where the IMA now stands, and pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging.

Winter Gala Items