The oversized Caucus Race Cup and Saucer by Stephen Bowers is included in the current exhibition, Storm in a Teacup, on show until 27 September at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
Storm in a Teacup 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.
Storm in a Teacup features paintings, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and installation.
For further details: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EXHIBITIONS/Storm_in_a_Teacup