Brisbane Nili Kotoka


This year, the major fundraiser for Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) will be an incredible night of cocktails, fun and amazing artwork in the iconic venue of Brisbane City Hall.

“We wanted to do something different than just a traditional dinner, something unique and creative that would help us to tell the story of the people we support in developing countries. This is the next best thing to actually being there.” Bren Arkinstall, CEO of Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia).

We hope you will join us on Friday 3rd November to view the beautiful images and amazing stories by photographer Mark Chew from his time in Nairobi with ERFA in June this year.  The Nili Kotoka exhibition will feature his photographic artwork along with a video installation by Archie Chew.

Your ticket purchase includes drinks and canapes with an opportunity to purchase Mark’s incredible work on the night.   Funds raised, including the proceeds of Mark’s work, will go directly to ERFA funded programs.



Over three million people live in the settlements of Mukuru and Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi. In terms of land area to population, they are perhaps the most crowded places on earth. Extreme poverty, malnutrition, HIV, cholera and sexual abuse are prevalent. But dignity and perseverance abound.


Nili Kotoka, (Swahili meaning “where I come from”) is an attempt to understand how despite the most desperate circumstances, community is fundamental, music permeates all aspects of life and above all, education is cherished.


Your ticket purchase to Nili Kotoka of $85, includes drinks and canapes with an opportunity to purchase Mark’s incredible work on the night.   Funds raised, including the proceeds of Mark’s work, will go directly to ERFA funded programs. 

Raffle tickets will be available on the night for $50 with the chance to win one of the fantastic artworks by Photographer Mark Chew (eftpos facilities available).

Your entry ticket(s) will be emailed to you upon purchase. Please bring these with you to the event as your ticket will be scanned at the door.

Nili Kotoka is located at the Ithaca Auditorium in Brisbane City Hall.  The auditorium is located on Level 2, with best access via Ann Street.  City Hall’s address is 64 Adelaide Street Brisbane.  Best parking for the event is King George Square with more CBD parking options available to view here

For any queries regarding this event, please contact Emily Faller on 07 3621 9649 or


Unable to attend the night but would still love to make a difference? 

You can donate directly to supporting the event and ERFA via the link below.  Every amount really does help to make a difference to ERFA funded programs and the people within them.

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Thank you to our sponsors



Book tickets here

The button above will take you to the Try Booking page to purchase your tickets.  Payment types Mastercard, VISA, AMEX (with 1.1%fee for AMEX only) are accepted.
Note: once tickets are purchased, your ticket will be emailed to you.  Ensure you bring this with you to the Cocktail party and that any guests you have booked on behalf of, receive their ticket to bring to the event.  All tickets have a QR Code which will be scanned – either via printed ticket or on your phone.

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