Cultural Collections

Tea: The Global Infusion

Tuesday 20 March-Friday 15 June 2007

Essay | Catalogue of Exhibits | Exhibition Images | Symposium and Opening Images | Acknowledgements

An exhibition in the Baillieu Library by Art in the Library and Special Collections, curated by Andrea Hurt, Morfia Grondas, Tracey Caulfield and Pam Pryde.

View a slide show of the installation.

Planned to coincide with the 2007 Melbourne Wine and Food Festival, Tea: The Global Infusion draws from the local and wider community.  A range of Cultural Collections items are on display, along with art works created especially for the exhibition.  A number of aspects of this everyday pleasure are explored, including the history of tea, its social importance, medicinal uses, tea growing, tea trade and tea merchants.


Andrea Hurt, 'The Art of Tea: A Global Ritual' in The Voice, vol. 1, no. 1, 19 March-2 April 2007, p.6

'Tea: the Global Infusion', Art Events Ideas, Issue 1, 2007, p. 7

Rohan Trollope, review of 'Tea: The Global Infusion' exhibition, The Age, 5 May 2007, A2 p. 4

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