Non-Aldermanic Shrieval Candidate, Gwen Rhys, Founder & CEO of Women in the City (WiC) recently presented The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley with a gift of artwork by Alex Mckenzie and an “e-payment receipt” of a donation to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
The artwork has been placed in the auction for the Appeal’s Grand Finale Dinner to be held at Guildhall on 7 November. If you’re attending, please give generously.
The Artwork and the Artist
The artist Alex Mckenzie was commissioned by Wine Australia to produce a large piece of work (1m x 3m) entitled “Bouquet” to celebrate the Australian Women in Wine Awards which were announced in London for the first time in September this year.
The Australian Women in Wine Awards
On the evening of 26 September, a date that neatly co-incided with this year’s City Giving Day, 150 women and men from the WiC community joined 50 Australian female wine makers and principals for Sips in the City, an evening wine tasting hosted by Wine Australia in partnership with Women in the City and held at Australia House.
A similar piece of artwork to the one presented to the Lord Mayor was raffled on the evening with the proceeds (£600) given to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.