SAM presents an exquisite Mother’s Day gift

Posted on 15 Apr 2013

Please note: this is an old article

It was published in April 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) presents a once in a lifetime Mother’s Day affair– A Japanese infused high tea, to be held at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, on Sunday 12 May.

Spoil Mum this Mother's Day, and enjoy a delicious lunch of savoury and sweet dishes, inspired by Japanese culinary traditions in the form of a traditional high tea! Whilst adults taste oysters with sake sorbet, gyoza pork dumplings and soya bean poached salmon amongst other dishes, children can enjoy tempura salmon and vegetables and yakitori skewers along with sweet Japanese pastries for all to share.

Be entertained by the beautiful sounds of Shakuhachi, the Japanese flute, with a performance by Anne Norman who will take you on a theatrical journey about the history of tea and the Japanese tea ceremony after experiencing The Golden Age of Colour Prints: Ukiyo-e from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Australian exclusive exhibition that can only be seen in Shepparton!

‘This is the perfect gift for Mum; an experience that can be shared with the whole family,' SAM Director Kirsten Paisley said. ‘It's like a trip to Japan, without the jetlag!'

Included in your ticket is:

  • A beautiful Japanese inspired high tea/lunch, with all drinks included
  • An exquisite hand-made ceramic tea bowl created by artist Angie Russi
  • A ticket to the Australian exclusive exhibition, The Golden Age of Colour Prints and
  • Copy of the exhibition catalogue

Tickets for this very special event can be purchased from the Riverlinks Box Office in the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, by phoning (03) 5832 9511 or online at

Adults $80, children under 12 years $45.

The Golden Age of Colour Prints consists of 96 ukiyo-e prints and is drawn from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, one of the most significant collections of Japanese prints in the world. The exhibition has previously only been seen in Japan, where it toured four venues in 2010/11. The Shepparton Art Museum is the sole and exclusive venue for the current tour, after which the works will return to Boston.

Further details of SAM's exhibitions and events can be found at:

The Golden Age of Colour Prints: Ukiyo-e from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is now on display at Shepparton Art Museum and continues until Sunday 2 June.
Opening hours are 10am - 4pm daily, public Holidays 1pm - 4pm.

Purchase tickets to view the exhibition from the Riverlinks Box Office, by phoning (03) 5832 9511, or online at Children under 5 are free and Greater Shepparton residents may visit free on Tuesdays throughout the exhibition.

SAM is proudly provided by Greater Shepparton City Council.

- Released 15 April 2013