NGVWA Presents ‘Art of Tea’

Thu 6 May, 11.30am–1.30pm (AEDT)

Past program

NGV International

Great Hall
Ground Level

Booked out

Connection, Community and Culture

Join NGV curators, Amanda Dunsmore and Kate Ryan, for an in-conversation presentation as they explore the history and social etiquette of drinking tea in the eighteenth century. Discover the NGV’s rich collection of tea wares from England and the Continent that illustrate the social importance of this golden elixir during the period.

Enjoy a glass of Yering Station sparkling wine on arrival and ‘high tea’ served to you on fine Wedgwood porcelain. High tea includes tiered stands of savoury and sweet treats, ribbon sandwiches and scones with jam and cream, specially prepared by Andreas Gober, Head Chef, Restaurant Associates. Guests will each take home a canister of signature blend Monista Tea.

The event features a raffle, and beautiful floral table centrepieces created by Flowers Vasette that will be available for purchase on the day.

You are welcome to organise a table of friends or attend individually.

Tickets (no GST)
$130 individual / $1,040 table of eight

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Booking enquiries
03 8662 1573 10am–5pm Monday to Friday

This is an NGVWA fundraising event. All proceeds including ticket sales, support art acquisition at the NGV.

This event observes the latest Government health advice. See Information for your visit


Drawn 1.15pm Thursday 6 May 2021
NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Tickets $20 each or $50 for 3


A two-night mid-week stay for up to 8 people at Beechmont Garden Retreat, Olinda, includes a continental breakfast hamper. Prize is courtesy of Flowers Vasette. Black-out dates apply, including weekends, public holidays and peak holiday seasons. Accommodation valid 12 months from date of issue and to be redeemed in full in a single booking, subject to availability. Voucher is not redeemable for cash. No refunds or reimbursements will be provided for unused portions. Valued up to $1,500


Wedgwood Renaissance Gold Tea Set. A classical design with a modern touch, the Wedgwood Renaissance Gold has intricate gilded detailing and a neoclassical laurel border. The set consists of a teapot, 4 cups and saucers, 4 plates, a cream jug and a covered sugar bowl. Valued at $1,306


Minimax Instore Gift Card. The gift card can be used for multiple purchases up to the total value of the card at Minimax over a three-year period, expiring 5 May 2024. Valued at $1,000

Prizes cannot be converted into cash, transferred, or altered. The Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is declared a community or charitable organisation, number 45330. All proceeds support art acquisition at the NGV. Results will be published NGV.MELBOURNE Friday 7 May 2021.

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