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


The Gallery Foundation operates Gate to Plate events as fundraisers to support 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.

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Next Event

The Gallery Foundation presents Bendigo Bank Gate to Plate, Grafton

Gate to Plate is flagship food event showcasing everything the Clarence Valley and River has to offer. When it comes to growing, producing or manufacturing food the Clarence region has an impressive range of produce from organic beef and pork to wild caught seafood, many varieties of fruit and vegetables, macadamias, heritage tomatoes and blueberries.

This fundraising event, presented by The Gallery Foundation, is sponsored by Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch.


Sunday 29th September

200 Long Lunch tickets

Food and grower’s market

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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.

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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.

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