This June Adelphi is changing up its happy hour – it’s inviting you to come down and paint the town red (literally) as its lobby transforms into a pop-up live art studio from June 14 to July 1. You can spend the afternoon sipping on delicious wines and getting your daily dose of artistic inspiration from featured local artist Renae Geddes.

Tuesday to Friday during the pop-up, hotel guests and visitors can enjoy complimentary antipasto and an extended happy hour from 4.30pm to 6.30pm while discussing all things art and culture in and around Melbourne with Renae.

Adelphi managing director Dion Chandler said the hotel has always enjoyed featuring Australian artists, with current works including those of Dan Wenn, Matthew Dampney and Barry Drinan.

“We’re incredibly proud of our current collection and our guests are always interested to know more about the artists we feature,” Dion said.

“When we met Renae we thought what better way to feature her work than to have her in house where people can ask questions and really engage with her art.”

With a background in graphic design, Renae now works with oil paint, oil sticks and creates flow art and illustrations – preferring not to limit herself with a single discipline.

Renae’s work shows a passion for living in the moment, saying her state of mind is the key to creating beautiful and positive work.

“There is great suffering and hardship in this world and our minds are drawn to negative emotions easily. We must not let this become us,” Renae said.

“My work aims to harness the love and peace I have for life and the joy I feel of the world so that others may experience this energy whilst in the presence of my creation.”

Renae is also creating a painting just for the Adelphi, which will be on display in the foyer.

Adelphi’s live art sessions will run 4.30pm-6.30pm, Tuesday to Friday from June 14 to July 1. Visitors will enjoy an extended happy hour featuring half price oysters, $15 glasses of Louis Roederer and complimentary antipasto.

For more information call on (03) 8080 8888 or visit, and for Renae Geddes please visit

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