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We Eat We Are

Exhibition Date

20 Sep – 26 Oct 2019

Exhibition Type

We Eat We Are curated by Sarah Pirrie

We Eat We Are celebrates food as a form of social sculpture that unites, nourishes and renews. Artist and curator Sarah Pirrie explores the relational experience of food as a cultural determinant, as a sacred language and as a vital environmental resource at the heart of community. Bringing together new work by leading, mid-career and emerging Northern Territory artists, and featuring artworks and collectives influenced by the Territory’s food culture. We Eat We Are presents a visually immersive and interactive exhibition experience.

We Eat We Are is the second exhibition to be produced as part of the SPARK NT Curator Program, an Artback NT initiative which supports an independent or emerging curator, residing in the Northern Territory, to develop an exhibition project for tour. SPARK is designed to foster critical thinking in art and curatorial practice and provide artists from the Territory with opportunities to showcase their work within a curated touring exhibition.

This project was funded by the Northern Territory Government, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Image Credit: Kainan Na:  Let’s eat until or bellies are full, 2018, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper




TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 12.15 – 1.00pm

Bring your lunch and relax in air-conditioned comfort to enjoy a short presentation about the exhibition.

This is a free community event.


SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 11am – 12 noon

Bring your favourite shopping bag to a storytelling show and tell session. Selected items may be included in the exhibition.

This is a free community event.


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