Talk & Tea with Emma Bass & Finn McCahon Jones

Emma Bass and Finn McCahon Jones

Currently adorning the ballroom at Alberton as part of the exhibition 'The Impossible Garden', are richly decorative artworks by Mt Eden artist Emma Bass - a celebration of colour and life-affirming natural abundance!  Inspired by 17th century Dutch and Flemish floral still lives and the joyousness of Matisse, they 'explore beauty though a manipulated lens'. Blurring the boundaries between photography, painting and collage, they beguile the viewer with their illusory, impossible perfection.

Come along for this Talk & Tea when Emma will be joined by special guest - decorative arts curator, former director of Te Toi Uku: Crown Lynn Museum and ceramics aficionado, Finn McCahon Jones, who will talk about some of the vases in Emma’s collection, which are a major source of inspiration in her signature floral portrait photographs.

Emma Bass is represented by Artis Gallery, Auckland.

Event Details


  • Saturday 1 August
  • 2.00pm

How Much?

Tickets: $15. Includes tea & scones and entry to explore the house.

Make a Booking

Bookings recommended as places are limited. Contact Alberton on or phone (09) 846 7367.


  • 100 Mt Albert Road
  • Mt Albert
  • Auckland
  • 1025

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Adults: $10 Children free Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.