terrcotta warrior


Please join us at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition for 2019: Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality and Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape at the National Gallery of Victoria. 

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality is a large-scale presentation of the Qin Emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, which were discovered in 1974 and are regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century; widely described as the eighth wonder of the world. This presentation features more than 150 exquisite treasures of historic Chinese art and design.

Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, sees the contemporary artist create all new art works inspired by his home country’s culture and its enduring philosophical traditions.  Cai has collaborated on the exhibition’s design, creating breathtaking immersive environments for the presentation of both his work and the Terracotta Warriors.

DATE: Tuesday 27 August
TIME: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
LOCATION: Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PRICE: VRC Members* $95 (or 1,700 Racing Rewards points)
Members Guests* $125 (or 2,200 Racing Rewards points)

* Please note – there is a limit of 5 guest tickets per member and a limit of 4 Racing Rewards redemptions per member. Members are required to attend with their guests to member events.

The evening will include:

  • A cocktail party with beverages – beer, wine (red, white & sparkling), soft drink and canapés
  • Door prize draw
  • Live entertainment in the Great Hall
  • Private exhibition viewing
  • Introduction to the exhibition from an NGV curator
  • NGV guides throughout the exhibition



Armoured military officer
Qin dynasty 221-207 BCE
190.0 x 56.0 x 58.0 cm
Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum
Site Museum, Xi’an (002758)