Producer: Elbowroom - The Moving Gallery.
Property partner: Prime Property
Space: 17 Whitmore Street.
Times: 7 - 14 December 2014. Wednesday - Friday 12-5pm and Saturday - Sunday 11-4pm.
An experimental collaboration between food and art, this is the second innovative take on the exhibition format by moving gallery Elbowroom. The first Nothing But Precious (see here for images) led to the tenancy of Peter McLeavey Pop Up Gallery at the corner of Webb Street and Torrens Terrace.
Concoction works across arts disciplines to provide a playful and interactive dining experience. Elbowroom brings together emerging and established artists, designers and chefs to deliver contemporary artworks, furniture design and food. It's a platform to explore critical discussion about food and power. This discussion ranges from the lighter issues of our daily rituals around eating and the characters and narratives of the dining table, to the heavier social implications of how we consider food and the complex issues of distribution, power and agency.
Concoction consists of emerging to established artists, designers and chefs from Wellington and abroad. They include artists Kathryn Tulloch, Samin Son, Riah King-Wall and Cedric Barford; furniture designers Duncan Sargent, Matt Fanning, Tim Larkin, Derek Winwood and David Aravena and Chris Winwood; with chefs Maria Hunt, Amber Sturtz.
The opening of Concoction on December 6 is for a limited number of people and revolves around the dinner table, with multiple ‘courses’ that work alongside, or exist as an artwork. See the project website for more information.