Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:00 PM

Hawker Ball

National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3006

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:00 PM

National Gallery of Victoria

180 St Kilda Rd

Melbourne, VIC 3006

In partnership with the Victorian Government, we are bringing our global community together with local members and supporters for a night of celebration.

Inspired by the Hawker centres of South East Asia where flavour, culture and ideas collide and coexist, Hawker Ball will celebrate the rich diversity of heritage, story, sound and taste that make up Asia and the deep personal ties that connect Australia to this region.
 
Over 400 guests will be addressed by the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews; Asia Society Global CEO and President, Ambassador Josette Sheeran; Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu; Australian political and business leaders, and game-changers of Australia-Asia engagement under the stained-glass ceiling of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall.
 
Hawker Ball is set to the backdrop of NGV’s Winter Masterpieces, a dual presentation of the ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Views of the exhibit will be available to guests on the night.

 


Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Time: From 7:00 pm 
Venue: National Gallery of Victoria 
Dress: Black-tie or National Dress

  For further information on this function please contact the Asia Society team at: [email protected] or on +61 3 9690 0629. 

 

A note on table purchases:

Please note only one name is required at checkout to purchase a table. Our team will be in touch after you’ve secured your tickets to confirm the names and details of your table guests. 
In partnership with the Victorian Government, we are bringing our global community together with local members and supporters for a night of celebration.

Inspired by the Hawker centres of South East Asia where flavour, culture and ideas collide and coexist, Hawker Ball will celebrate the rich diversity of heritage, story, sound and taste that make up Asia and the deep personal ties that connect Australia to this region.
 
Over 400 guests will be addressed by the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews; Asia Society Global CEO and President, Ambassador Josette Sheeran; Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu; Australian political and business leaders, and game-changers of Australia-Asia engagement under the stained-glass ceiling of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall.
 
Hawker Ball is set to the backdrop of NGV’s Winter Masterpieces, a dual presentation of the ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Views of the exhibit will be available to guests on the night.

 


Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Time: From 7:00 pm 
Venue: National Gallery of Victoria 
Dress: Black-tie or National Dress

  For further information on this function please contact the Asia Society team at: [email protected] or on +61 3 9690 0629. 

 

A note on table purchases:

Please note only one name is required at checkout to purchase a table. Our team will be in touch after you’ve secured your tickets to confirm the names and details of your table guests. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:00 PM

National Gallery of Victoria

180 St Kilda RdMelbourne, VIC 3006
SPEAKERS
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria
Ambassador Josette Sheeran
Global President and CEO, Asia Society
Li Cunxin AO
Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet
Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu
Australian High Commissioner to India
Alfira O'Sullivan
Artistic Director, Suara Indonesia Dance
Darcy Vescio
Carlton FC
L-FRESH the LION
Suara Indonesian Dance
AGENDA

Remarks

8:05 PM — 8:55 PM

Formal remarks to officially launch the Asia Society Australia Centre in Melbourne.

  • The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
    The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
    Premier of Victoria
  • Ambassador Josette Sheeran
    Ambassador Josette Sheeran
    Global President and CEO, Asia Society

Stories

9:05 PM — 9:55 PM

Ties that bind - how Asia has shaped the lives of:

  • Alfira O'Sullivan
    Alfira O'Sullivan
    Artistic Director, Suara Indonesia Dance
  • Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu
    Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu
    Australian High Commissioner to India
  • Darcy Vescio
    Darcy Vescio
    Carlton FC
  • Li Cunxin AO
    Li Cunxin AO
    Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet

Performance

10:05 PM — 10:55 PM

Entertainment to delight.

  • L-FRESH the LION
    L-FRESH the LION
  • Suara Indonesian Dance
    Suara Indonesian Dance

AGENDA

Remarks

8:05 PM — 8:55 PM

Formal remarks to officially launch the Asia Society Australia Centre in Melbourne.

  • The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
    The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
    Premier of Victoria
  • Ambassador Josette Sheeran
    Ambassador Josette Sheeran
    Global President and CEO, Asia Society

Stories

9:05 PM — 9:55 PM

Ties that bind - how Asia has shaped the lives of:

  • Alfira O'Sullivan
    Alfira O'Sullivan
    Artistic Director, Suara Indonesia Dance
  • Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu
    Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu
    Australian High Commissioner to India
  • Darcy Vescio
    Darcy Vescio
    Carlton FC
  • Li Cunxin AO
    Li Cunxin AO
    Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet

Performance

10:05 PM — 10:55 PM

Entertainment to delight.

  • L-FRESH the LION
    L-FRESH the LION
  • Suara Indonesian Dance
    Suara Indonesian Dance

National Gallery of Victoria

180 St Kilda RdMelbourne, VIC 3006