The Art of Dining is a triennial fundraiser held in Melbourne for the National Gallery of Victoria. This year’s gala was inspired by Tiepolo’s ‘The Banquet of Cleopatra’, an evocation of lavish excess and one of the museum’s prize possessions. Forty tables are presented by Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers for a lavish and wildly creative masked gala held in the Great Hall at NGV International. Martyn Thompson Studio was thrilled and honored to be asked by gallery director Tony Ellwood and design curator Simone Leamon to create the head table for the NGV. Be sure to check out Martyn’s full portfolio and Martyn Thompson Studio.