A Taste of Brisbane: Food & Art
Food is on our minds right now. We’re seeing people around the world turning to food as a source of comfort, familiarity and security in the face of a crisis, from bulk buying pasta to making their own bread at home and growing their own vegies. With international borders closed, a rallying of support for local businesses, and a move to avoid crowded supermarkets, more and more people are looking local – conscious of where their food is being produced and how, and the waste that it contributes.
What better time than now to explore how artists work with food as subject matter and inspiration today?
Banner: Sean Rafferty (Galway, Ireland b. 1979), Cartonograph (Market Place) (detail) 2017, cardboard fruit cartons, timber and fixtures. Photo: Carl Warner, courtesy the artist. | Image: Elizabeth Willing (Mornington, VIC b. 1988), Passed Down: an (un)familiar landscape (strawberry) 2017, collage of cookbook images, glue. Gift of Elizabeth Willing 2018, Museum of Brisbane Collection.