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A fundraiser last weekend featuring author Bruce Pascoe resulted in almost $80,000 being raised for his organisation, Black Duck Foods.

A portrait of Bruce Pascoe by local artist, Craig Ruddy, is among the finalists in the NSW Archibald Prize 2020 regional tour, and is currently at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

Mr Ruddy says while the Sunset Session with Pascoe sold out quickly, he and his partner Roberto Meza ‘joined forces with Blair Beattie to create an additional event that expanded into a discussion panel and fundraiser to help Bruce’s organisation, Black Duck Foods’.

A discussion panel saw MC Charlie Arnott, Ella Noah Bancroft and Damon Gameau, yarnup with Pascoe.

Fundraiser sold out twice in hours

He says, ‘The event sold out twice in hours, and is testament to Bruce’s powerful words and the current social momentum towards regenerative agriculture and a willingness to transform old ways’.

‘The discussion panel with Damon Gameau, Ella Noah Bancroft and MC Charlie Arnott instigated an enlightening and dynamic yarn with Bruce Pascoe.

‘Robert Bleakley chimed in to host the fundraising auction, which contributed to purchase key equipment for Black Duck Foods’.

Mr Ruddy added, ‘The atmosphere in the room was phenomenal’, and further similar events, are planned.


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