The Great Takeaway is a chance for visitors to dine amongst some of the finest materials, textiles, glassware and ceramics produced in the Ballarat region – and then be able to take the handcrafted materials home with them. A ticketed event, the Great Takeaway is an exclusively tailored dinner for up to 60 guests who will be seated in the exhibition display of Craft Lab in the heritage venue of the Mining Exchange to enjoy a three-course meal with drinks and entertainment.
The six tables will be individually dressed by commissioned high-profile local ceramicists, each supplying a handcrafted main and side plate. The plates are coupled with glassware made by Nick Doran. The ceramicists are Koji Hoashi, Peter Pilven, Barry Wemyss, Minna Graham, Neville French and Ruby Pilven. The table settings are curated by Craft Lab curator Amelia James.
Diners will be seated at random at the dining tables, allocated a specific curated cutlery, plates and glassware set.
Each of the six tables has a different menu designed by chef Douglas Kerr and Dan Tesoriero of Peasant Ballarat, responding to the design styles of each of the makers.
The dining settings and tables will be on exhibition during the first weekend of Craft Lab 23 where diners will be able to see the collections.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Wheelchair access via front entrance, other access point is at the rear of the building. One disabled toilet
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Ballarat Mining Exchange 12-16 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350