Hawker Ball (Melbourne)


Asia Society Australia Centre Grand Opening

Hawker Ball Save the DATE


MELBOURNE 3 October 2019

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, Ambassador 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 6:30 pm 
Venue: National Gallery of Victoria 
Dress: Black-tie or National Dress

Tickets sales open Monday 17 June. Attendance by invitation only. More information to come.


The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria

Daniel Andrews MP
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Ambassador Josette Sheeran, Global President and CEO, Asia Society

Josette Sheeran
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More speakers to be announced.


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

Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India

Harinder Sidhu
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Alfira O'Sullivan, Artistic Director, Suara Indonesian Dance

Alfira O'Sullivan
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Professor David de Kretser AC, 27th Governor of Victoria

David de Kretser
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Darcy Vescio, Carlton FC

Darcy Vascio
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More speakers to be announced.



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Suara Indonesian Dance

Suara Indonesia Dance
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More speakers to be announced.


To find out about exclusive partnership opportunites, contact Asia Society Australia CEO, Philipp Ivanov on (02) 8199 9402 or pivanov@asiasociety.org.

Hawker Ball is presented in partnership with:

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Event Details

Thu 03 Oct 2019
7 - 11 p.m.

NGV International Great Hall, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004

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