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Access the Photos

This event has now ended. Thank you to everyone who attended! Relive the day with the official event photos — check your post-event email or contact the Hellenic Museum for the password.

Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the HMLS 2023 Garden Party Raffle! All winners have been contacted.

1st Prize — Christina Papdopoulos
2nd Prize — Samantha Young 
3rd Prize — Monique Johnson-King
4th Prize — Mary Ghobrial
5th Prize — Nerilee Rockman
6th Prize — Effie Aivaliotis

The premier event of the Hellenic Museum Ladies' Society calendar returns! Join us for a leisurely afternoon of food and entertainment among a likeminded community, as we raise crucial funds in support of the Hellenic Museum's arts, culture and education initiatives.

Event Details



12–4PM Friday 24 November

Hellenic Museum courtyard

280 William St, Melbourne



Spring cocktail

$280 per person

Two-course seated lunch

Selection of desserts by Sweet Greek

Free-flowing sparkling and premium
wines from Levantine Hill Estate

Live entertainment over lunch

Exclusive gallery access

Take home gift ($250+ value!)

Door prize

Tickets include:


Our Biggest

Raffle Ever!

Every raffle ticket gives you a chance to win 1 of 7 spectacular prizes, worth a total of over $76,000. That's more prizes, value and chances to win than ever before!

Due to the incredible value of this year's prize pool, tickets are priced at $250 each. You can now pre-purchase books of 10 by contacting the Garden Party concierge, with individual tickets available to purchase on the day.

Permit No 10356/23 – Nafsika Stamoulis Hellenic Museum Ltd. 

Prizes up for grabs!

All raffle proceeds
support Australia's

only Hellenic Museum

and its transformational exhibitions, collections & initiatives — making
everyone a winner.







ANTON Jewellery Diamond Bracelet ($38,000)

Levantine Hill Helicopter Chairman’s Experience for 6 ($12,000)

Oglia-Loro Couture Outfit of Your Choice ($10,000)

Liberty Belle Skin Clinic Combined Voucher ($6,000)

Thermomix TM6 donated by Robyn Baillieu ($2,500)

The Royce Hotel 2 Nights with Breakfast ($2,500)

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From antiquity to today, there have been countless women artists who have left their mark on Greek history — blazing new paths and extending a hand to the generations of women to follow, building a collective artistic and cultural legacy which continues today.

In honour of these trailblazers and the formidable community of HMLS women whose support is critical to the Hellenic Museum's artistic and educational programs, this year’s event is a celebration of female artistry and empowerment.

Clio, Muse of History, capturing the passage of time on her scroll.

In support of trailblazers

Inspired by trailblazers

The face of this year's event is Clio, Muse of History. In Greek mythology, the nine Muses were sources of inspiration for the arts, science and philosophy – considered by some to be the origin of all creativity and inspiration. As the chronicler of great or heroic deeds, Clio is often depicted holding an open scroll, seated beside a chest of books, or holding the trumpet with which she heralds history's greatest events. Her name comes from the Greek kleô, to make famous.

An exclusive preview

Over lunch guests will journey from the ancient to the contemporary, with feature entertainment inspired by the mid-century opera darling and fashion icon Maria Callas. In honour of her would-be 100th birthday, the Hellenic Museum has partnered with ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) and emerging Australian opera stars to present a never-before-seen performance, which blends live opera with rare documentary footage of the starlet's colourful life. Guests of this year's Garden Party will be the first to experience a taste of this production, with an exclusive preview ahead of its Athenaeum Theatre debut the following week.

All proceeds from this event will directly support the Hellenic Museum to continue developing world-class exhibitions, programs and educational experiences, and create opportunities for arts and culture practitioners. Together we can platform artists and creative workers, and share the transformational power of Hellenic art, history and culture for generations to come.



Be the first to shop

Muse Mugs series two

This year's Garden Party coincides with the second and final release of Hellenic Museum Muse mugs, created in collaboration with illustrator Natalie Rompotis and lifestyle brand Salt&Pepper. Following a sold-out first release of Erato, Euterpe, Terpsichore and Urania, this second series completes the nine-piece collection with Calliope, Clio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia and Thalia.


Be among the first to shop the new series when it launches at Garden Party 2023!

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Hellenic Museum

Ladies' Society

The Hellenic Museum Ladies' Society was established in 2018 as a place for those looking to connect over art, philanthropy, business and unique cultural experiences. HMLS presents an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals at spectacular events, while raising funds in support of Australia's only Hellenic Museum.

These crucial funds support the Museum to continue delivering its diverse programming for the benefit of the community at-large, including world-class exhibitions, artist commissions and children’s education initiatives.​

About HMLS


We're here to help. For all enquiries regarding the event, raffle, ambassadorship and more, contact the Garden Party concierge:


This event is

brought to you by:

with Principal Partners

Presented by

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Major Partners

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Gift Partners


Donated by Robyn Baillieu


Hospitality Partner

Special Thanks


The Hellenic Museum gratefully recognises the work of the HMLS Committee members who have brought this event to life. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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