MAC Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Fundraising event for the Museum of Art and Culture Society

Give your mother the gift of giving. Treat her and yourself to an afternoon of delicious goodies!

If you plan to arrive early, you can begin by enjoying the art currently on exhibition in MAC. Then join us for our special afternoon tea created by local pastry masterminds Covered in Crumbs. Each ticket raises funds for the MAC Society.

The event includes:

  • A special modern afternoon tea served with coffee and tea.
  • Musical accompaniment by guitarist Ray Cairney
  • Presentation of a special art work gift to the Museum of Art and Culture by the MAC Society.
  • Drawing of Mothers Day Guessing Competition Prize winners

Tickets $50 each, Group bookings (2 or more) $45 each.

Proceeds contribute to the MAC society's fundraising to support acquisition of art works.

Book with Dine and Discover Vouchers

You can use your Discover Voucher at this venue

To use your discover voucher for this event please select the Discover ticket type. You will be required to present your voucher on the day of for redemption. Please note, if you are unable to present a valid voucher you will be liable for the discount amount ($25 per person) which can be paid using cash or card at the visitor services desk.

For the safety and well-being of all participants, safe-distancing and social gathering measures will be practiced and contact details for traceability will be kept. All attendees will be reminded to follow health advice and safe physical distancing by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing hands, and not attending if they feel unwell. Council reserves the right to cancel the event if deemed in violation with safe COVID practices.


With over 17 years in the hospitality industry, Gareth has gone from being a kitchenhand in a small cafe in his hometown in New Zealand, relocating to London, to work as a Pastry Chef at The Ivy before moving to Michelin starred restaurant La Chapelle. He moved to Newcastle to work in some of our most refined restaurants alongside some of the region’s most talented chefs. This included a role at Subo and becoming Head Pastry Chef at Restaurant Mason. Gareth now runs his own PATISSERIE Covered in Crumbs in Mayfield.


The MAC Society aims to stimulate interest in art locally, to support the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang (MAC) and to assist financially with the acquisition of artworks.

The Society's fundraising activities have included art excursions, movie nights, wine tastings, dinners, high-tea afternoons and pop-up art markets. Since Covid has constrained some activities, the MAC Society has adapted and now holds a monthly Second Saturday event at MAC — a social occasion usually featuring a local artist. Recent significant fundraiser initiatives have centred on guessing competitions run over several months, with major art-related prizes as incentives.

Events and activities of the MAC Society are open to both society members and the general public. (Society members usually benefit by being offered a special members’ rate.)


  • Saturday, 08 May 2021 | 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM


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