Fit for a King: Vincent Jenden reimagines the Johnston Collection

To celebrate the much-anticipated Australian Royal Tour by King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and the accession of King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark the interiors of historic East Melbourne townhouse, Fairhall, have been theatrically reimagined by guest curator Vincent Jenden.

Taking centre stage is a glamorous evening banquet set with Georgian glassware and a glittering array of important silver from The Roger Brookes Bequest. Champagne is on ice, a State Bedroom has been prepared, and treasures of British and European fine and decorative arts from The Johnston Collection have been carefully placed throughout the house in anticipation of the royal visitors.

Interior designer Vincent Jenden has a passion for cleverly combining old with new. His creative re-arrangement blends contemporary styling with beautiful objects from the seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries to evoke a sumptuous sense of occasion Fit for a King.

About the Guest Curator:

VINCENT JENDEN is a New Zealand-born, Australian-based interior designer. As founder of Vincent Jenden Design (VJD), his thirty-year career has taken him from New Zealand to London and then to Melbourne.

Event dates

Event Details

192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria

As a heritage organisation located in a residential area, all visitors to The Johnston Collection are required to arrive via our courtesy bus. We kindly ask all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne 15 minutes before the event and take public transport where possible.


10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 25, Children $ 10, Concession $ 23
Prebooking required 3 9416 2515
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: