Tales in a Teacup
Tuesday 13 October
The Gallery's collection of international decorative arts is renowned as one of the finest holdings of its kind in regional Australia. The design of these objects and the skill involved in their craftsmanship is outstanding but more often than not it is the stories they hold that make them unique.
Every artwork in the Gallery's collection holds its own story, some more interesting than others, but nonetheless they all hold secrets, tales and mysteries that cannot be told by simply looking at the object. Uncovering details of their origin, period of production or design often reveal tales relating to remarkable subjects; historical owners, times of war or eccentric artists to name a few.
This is also true of people's treasured artworks at home. An artwork does not have to be in a gallery to hold a fantastic tale or life span. Treasured family objects are often passed down through generations and with each transition gathering more anecdotes as time passes.
Tales in a Teacup was imagined to allow an opportunity for people's treasured works of art to take centre stage and let their stories be told. Gallery staff will reveal some of the wonderful stories associated with the works on display while visitors are encouraged to also share their own tales.
Tales in a Teacup will be held at Hamilton Gallery on Tuesday 13th October at 10:00am as part of the Southern Grampians Shire Seniors Festival. A light morning tea will also be provided.