Where a love of food and creativity combine to produce magical culinary experiences and funding to enrich the community through art.


Our Mission

Gate to Plate events celebrate and support food and drink producers in the Clarence Valley and the wider Northern Rivers region of NSW. Our events portfolio includes a sparkling array of degustation lunches, food and wine tastings, masterclasses, evening banquets, food trails, art exhibitions, demonstrations and guest speakers in a highly enjoyable, social setting.


“It’s immensely gratifying to support both food and art cultures in our region.”

— rod watters, the gallery foundation


Gate to Plate events also function as fundraisers run by The Gallery Foundation, which since 2005 has supported the growth and vibrancy of the Grafton Regional Gallery, its infrastructure and collection. Organised by a passionate Board, with a professional events team and the valuable input of business sponsors, Gate to Plate events deliver beneficial marketing opportunities for partners, while enabling the Grafton Regional Gallery to realise its cultural, social, educational and economic potential.

How to support the Foundation →

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Next Event

Art in the Paddock at Yulgilbar Castle

Each year artists from around the region are invited to set up in an outdoor location somewhere in the Clarence Valley where the views inspire and feed the soul. Guests pay an entry fee to attend and are treated to a day of fine arts on display, which are available for purchase, along with great food and wonderful music.



hand-picked artists


tickets available


acre property in the Clarence headwaters

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Get Involved

Gate to Plate events are among the most enjoyable social occasions of the year, so it stands to reason people VOLUNTEER their time to support our fundraising activities. We regularly work with educational institutions, community groups and charities, where the donation of labour is exchanged for realising the objectives of each organisation. Many individuals get involved merely for the fun of it and to support the arts.

Find out about volunteering →

Event SPONSORSHIP is perhaps the most powerful promotional device known to marketing managers, as it provides opportunities to fully participate in ‘presenting’ the enjoyable and memorable elements of an event. The partnerships we create with our sponsors often include bespoke features that add mutual value to the relationship. If, as a business owner you feel you are connecting with your target audience, chances are, we are too. So get in touch today to discuss your marketing objectives and explore how partnering with Gate to Plate events help you realise them.

Sponsorship opportunities →