The Royal Historical Society of Victoria organises and hosts exhibitions throughout the year which showcase some of the fascinating items in its collection. The Society also exhibits travelling exhibitions from other organisations. The Past Exhibitions page contains information about recent RHSV exhibitions.

‘Portraits of a Tea Cosy’
7 April – 14 May


Stories of family, tradition and the immeasurable consequence of making and passing on hand made objects are all brought to life at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s colourful new exhibition, Portraits of a Tea Cosy.

Created by yarn artist Loani Prior and photographer Mark Crocker, Portraits of a Tea Cosy is a celebration of family, history and cultures. It is also an ode to the taking of tea, the making of friends and the keeping of memories. The exhibition will be held weekdays from 10am–4pm, concluding on Thursday 14 May 2015.

About the exhibition:

Exhibition:       Portraits of a Tea Cosy

Showing:         weekdays until 14 May 2015

Open:             10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Venue:             Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

Cost:               Gold coin donation

Enquiries:        (03) 9326 9288   e: office@historyvictoria.org.au


About the project:

Portraits of a Tea Cosy is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy – an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments – and by Arts Queensland.  It has also been assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts.

About the RHSV:

Formed in 1909, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) is committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria. Housing the most extensive single information resource on the history of Melbourne and Victoria, collections are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. The RHSV is a community organisation that relies on membership subscriptions. Join today and help promote and preserve the history of Victoria – www.historyvictoria.org.au. You can also keep up to date with the past via the RHSV’s Twitter http://www.twitter.com/historyvictoria and Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/historyvictoria.