An immersive art and food exhibition will open at Caloundra Regional Gallery on Friday, November 15.

The Elizabeth Willing: Pith exhibition features newly commissioned work that prompts viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the food they eat, where it comes from and how their own eating habits impact on the land which produces it.

Queensland artist, Elizabeth Willing’s multi-sensory exhibition includes sculpture, collage, video, wall-paper and a live performance celebrating the produce of the region.

Now based in Brisbane, but having grown up on the Sunshine Coast, Willing said that through this exhibition, “I am trying to think about my relationship (a female body and as a child growing up on this site) to the land and the food that grows on it. This opens up a space to consider my memories and experiences exploring the land and the agriculture that covers it.”

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the gallery was pleased to have the opportunity to showcase this Elizabeth Willing: Pith exhibition.

“Elizabeth Willing is seen as one of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists whose current practice stems from an intriguing intersection of art and food,” Cr Baberowski said.

“With people’s attitudes changing towards what they eat, where it comes from and how it is processed, in addition to the concept of the ‘slow’ movement across food, fashion and lifestyle, Willing’s work explores the deep connections between the consumption and production of food.”

The exhibition will be on display until January 12, 2020.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Free, self-guided activities will be available in the Artroom for the duration of the exhibition.

Bookings for public programs can be made via the gallery website – gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Programs-and-Events

Exhibition walk-thru and Gallery 2020 exhibition presentation

When: Friday, November 15, 3.30pm          

Cost: Free

Walk and Talk exhibition tour with Elizabeth Willing and Hamish Sawyer

When:Saturday, November 16, 12.10pm    

Cost: Free

Walk and talk tours of the exhibition

When November 19, November 30, December 3, December 14, December 18 and January 8, 11am 

Cost: Gold coin entry, light refreshments available. Registration appreciated.

Exclusive The Degustation Journey – Fine Food, Art, Culture in the Gallery

When: Wednesday, November 27, from 5.30pm     

Cost: $285

Tickets: Only 24 seats available at this exclusive 7-course dinner

Details: Surrounded by the stunning exhibition, this premium art and food event offers a unique dining experience that will excite, entice and enrapture lovers of art, culture and fine food. An exclusive event co-presented by Caloundra Regional Gallery, Spicers Clovelly Estate, artist Elizabeth Willing and the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation. Guests will be directed through a degustation journey via a multi-sensory experience in a live-art performance, developed by Elizabeth Willing in collaboration with leading local chef, Chris Hagan, from The Long Apron. A custom menu for exceptional ingestion that Spicers – Long Apron are renowned for, has been developed by Chris Hagan to compliment the custom tableware that has been designed and production coordinated by the artist with the intention to engage the diner in a multi-sensory experience with both food and tableware. Willing’s art tests the viewers’ stamina through a ‘taste with your eyes, see with your mouth’ approach to her performative works. This event is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Degustation Journey – Fine Food, Art, Culture at Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville

When: Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, January 12, from 12pm

Cost: $195

Tickets: Only 24 seats available at each of these 7-course lunches

Details: Set at Spicers in Maleny, this premium art and food event offers a unique dining experience that will excite, entice and enrapture lovers of art, culture and fine food. An exclusive event co-presented by Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation, Spicers Clovelly Estate and Elizabeth Willing. Guests will be directed through a degustation journey via a multi-sensory experience in a live-art performance, developed by Elizabeth Willing in collaboration with leading local chef, Chris Hagan, from The Long Apron. A custom menu for exceptional ingestion that Spicers – Long Apron are renowned for, has been developed by Chris Hagan to compliment the custom tableware that has been designed and production coordinated by the artist with the intention to engage the diner in a multi-sensory experience with both food and tableware. Willing’s art tests the viewers’ stamina through a ‘taste with your eyes, see with your mouth’ approach to her performative works. These events are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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