Craft ACT’s DAC:CAC Wrap Party – the Bingo! Extravaganza…

8 09 2008

(above) Old Nanna Babs takes a break for a shandie at the Craft ACT Bingo! Extravaganza evening


Craft ACT turned the gallery into a bingo hall on Saturday night to wrap up this year’s Sketching-DAC:CAC program, hosting a full house of punters keen to vie for the classy spread of very superior booty. All the goodies were, it goes without saying, craft-centric and there wasn’t one item up for grabs that truly wasn’t worth coveting. We’re talking everything from textiles to jewellery to hampers (plump with gourmet comestibles kindly donated, that very morning, by all our favourite stallholders out at the Farmers’ Market at Epic.)

The evening was so well attended that the Nanna Pack had to scramble for more tables to accommodate the happy throng (…ah yes, all those naughty buggers who hadn’t booked…) and we could have catered for three times as many lolly bags we reckon, but never mind – there was plenty of homemade soup to last the distance (…just)

With Catherine Reid’s porcelain lights still gracing the space it was possibly one of the schmickest bingo halls you’re likely to stumble across – in fact the only tacky note on the night was Nanna Bingo’s repartee (but of course that  was to be expected…)

We’d like to reassure everybody that no real Nanna’s were injured during the course of play, nor gambling habits hooked by those attending.

For snaps of the genteel mayhem go here.