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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW NIGHT | Fit For a King: Vincent Jenden Reimagines The Johnston Collection


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW NIGHT | Fit For a King: Vincent Jenden Reimagines The Johnston Collection

Thursday 29 Feb 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email visitorservices@johnstoncollection.org or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.

Join The Friends for a first glimpse of — FIT FOR A KING: Vincent Jenden Reimagines The Johnston Collection.

Interior designer Vincent Jenden has a passion for cleverly combining old with new. His creative re-arrangement blends contemporary styling with beautiful objects from the seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries to evoke a sumptuous sense of occasion Fit for a King.

The much-anticipated Australian Royal Tour by King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and the accession of King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark herald an exciting year. To celebrate, the interiors of historic East Melbourne townhouse, Fairhall, have been theatrically reimagined by guest curator Vincent Jenden.

Taking centre stage is a glamorous evening banquet set with Georgian glassware and a glittering array of important silver from The Roger Brookes Bequest. Champagne is on ice, a State Bedroom has been prepared, and treasures of British and European fine and decorative arts from The Johnston Collection have been carefully placed throughout the house in anticipation of the royal visitors.

Early booking is recommended. Tickets are limited for this event.


PLEASE NOTE | All Guests must arrive via the courtesy bus departing at 5:50pm from the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Image:
Installation view of THE REAL DEAL | WILLIAM JOHNSTON: His Residence & Collection, 16 March 2022 - 11 September 2022. The Johnston Collection, East Melbourne. Photo: Adam Luttick | Luts Photography

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