The Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to join us for an exclusive culinary journey up the Mekong, as we celebrate the Chippendale...

Chippendale New World Art Prize: Mekong Banquet


2008 NSW




Dr Stanley Quek

Executive Chairman, Greencliffe Pty Ltd and Arts Benefactor

Stanley Quek is an arts philanthropist and benefactor. The former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and the current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd, he is highly influential in the property development industry.

Stanley has long been a supporter of Chippendale, and in 2007 he purchased Kensington Street with the dream of turning it into a lifestyle destination. 

In 2008, in his capacity as chairman of Frasers Property Australia, he donated The Old Rum Store to the Fraser Artist Residency Program, which operated for four years. Providing free work space and subsidised rehearsal space for local artists and musicians, allowing creativity and collaboration to grow in the Chippendale Precinct.

In 2013, Dr Stanley Quek generously donated a $100,000, 10-year art prize to the Chippendale Creative Precinct. 


Wayne Tunnicliffe

Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wayne Tunnicliffe is the head curator of Australian Art at the Gallery of NSW and before that, was the curator of the Australian Contemporary Collection at the gallery since 2001.

Tunnicliffe has been responsible for recent exhibitions; Wilderness, Tim Johnson: painting ideas and Adam Cullen: let’s get lost at the Art Gallery of NSW, as well as over 70 Contemporary Project Space exhibitions.


Pat Corrigan

Art Collector

Pat Corrigan is a renowned art collector, businessman and arts philanthropist, collecting sculptures, painting, photographs and Aboriginal artworks for his expansive collection.

He has funded many scholarships for artists and musicians, as well as supporting national and local galleries and museums. His collections have been displayed in regional galleries such as the Penrith regional gallery and the Lewers bequest in Emu Plains. His businesses include Corrigan’s Art Express and Better Read Then Dead, a Newtown bookstore.

His passions include art, philanthropy, sport and music.


Janet Laurence


Janet Laurence is an internationally renowned Australian artist whose work explores the architectural and the organic in site-specific installations and environmental sculptures.

Her works blend science, imagination and memory becoming a transcending experience.

Janet is exhibited and part of permanent collections both nationally and overseas at locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, London and Germany to name a few. She has received Rockerfeller, Churchill and Australian Council Fellowships as well as other awards.

Event Details

The Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to join us for an exclusive culinary journey up the Mekong, as we celebrate the Chippendale New World Art Prize and its winner with a Banquet Dinner on Thursday 2 June, 8PM – Late, at Kensington Street, Chippendale's latest culinary venture, Mekong.  

Delight in chef Tiw Rakarin’s extraordinary cuisine stemming from the crisp, mouth-watering flavours of Indochine. With a menu designed for sharing, you will be transported on a culinary journey up the Mekong River, meandering through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. It promises a unique dining experience, brought to life with a theme of sensory cuisines, adventure and sharing with loved ones.

Esteemed judges Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW; Dr Stanley Quek, the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd, and the prizes benefactor; Pat Corrigan, the renowned Australian art collector and arts philanthropist; and Janet Laurence, internationally celebrated Australian artist will join our travelling feast and engage us with talks on philanthropy and the art of collecting.

This event is presented by Chippendale Creative Precinct.

Related events: Chippendale New World Art Prize: Opening Night and Chippendale New World Art Prize: Spice Alley Lunch & Walking Tour


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