Get in Quick | Artstate Dinner Tickets Selling Fast!

23 Oct 2018 /

This year’s Artstate Dinner is proving to be a hit, and tickets have been flying out the door! Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on Thursday 1 November, or until sold out. You can purchase your Artstate Dinner ticket as a merchandise item when purchasing your registration. Already registered? Send us an email at or meet us at the registration desk at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Thursday 1 November, and we’ll organise you a spot!

Image: Rusty Nails, photo courtesy of the artist.


The Carrington is the venue for the Artstate Dinner. Built in 1889 as a Masonic Hall this Italianate style building with stuccoed and decorated surfaces is an opulent setting reflecting the historical architecture of Bathurst. Delegates will be welcomed and entertained by Bathurst’s favourite cabaret act, Rusty Nails (Kate Smith). Relax and enjoy a celebratory dinner at the end of the conference program. Hear from our special guest, the Hon. Don Harwin MLC who will reveal where Artstate 2019 will be held!


Rusty Nails is Bathurst’s very own alternative cabaret Queen extraordinaire. After a whistle stop tour of caravan parks and RSL club across the region she is thrilled to be hosting the Artstate Conference Dinner, as well as squeezing in a special appearance at the Festival Club the night before.
Rusty’s tales of life, love, the universe and everything expose a unique if slightly deluded take on reality. Known for her love of power ballads, high-octane jazz dancing and sharp witted one-liners, Rusty has strutted her stuff for central west audiences for ten years and counting… get ready for a treat or two from Rusty and her fabulous band, featuring local Rob Shannon and Tiff Mason.


Saturday 3 November | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Carrington, 99 Keppel St, Bathurst
Tickets $125 – including all food, wine and entertainment.
Please note dietary requirements on your registration.
Register Here