Exhibition | A Tea Journey

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on July 5, 2019

Richard Collins, The Tea Party, 1727
(London: Goldsmiths’ Company)

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From Compton Verney:

A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, 6 July — 22 September 2019

Visitors will follow the tea leaf from plant to pot, beginning with its roots in Chinese culture through to its adoption and appropriation into British society. A Tea Journey raises questions about what the humble cup of tea has evolved to represent in international, social, philosophical, and visual cultures. The exhibition combines rare, historic teaware from China, Japan, and India with responses by contemporary artists including Robin Best, Adam Buick, Phoebe Cummings, Charlotte Hodes, Takahiro Kondo, Ian McIntyre, Bruce Nuske, Selina Nwulu, Bouke de Vries, Hetain Patel, Paul Scott, Julian Stair, and Edmund de Waal. Visitors are also invited to explore The Tea Sensorium, which offers a multi-sensory appreciation of tea, from the leaf itself and art inspired by tea, as well as becoming a sight for artist-led workshops and discussions.

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