July 24 – September 27, 2015
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Victoria, Australia | curated by Wendy L. Garden.
This group exhibition reflects upon tea drinking in Australia. Introduced by the British colonials, the afternoon tea party was an attempt to ‘civilise’ the land. Beginning with elegant paintings of the afternoon tea table from E. Phillips Fox and Arthur Streeton, the exhibition goes on to explore the darker side of tea drinking and the social and environmental impacts of the humble cup of tea. The exhibition features paintings, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and installation by 34 artists, including Charles Blackman, Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Julia deVille, Julie Dowling, Rosalie Gascoigne, Adam Hill, Danie Mellor, Darren Siwes and Anne Zahalka.
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