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Banh Mi _Mechelle Bounpraseuth_Cropped


7 Feb 2024 – 27 Apr 2024

‘DISH’ is a major exhibition indulging in the beauty and complexity of food. Beyond mere sustenance, food binds us to family, friends and culture, shaping our identities, preserving traditions and igniting memory. 

An essential source of nourishment and a fundamental influence on our routines and decisions, food represents more than just the everyday. The artists featured in ‘DISH’ delve into the ways food allows us to share stories, explore creativity and feel connectedness. An examination of human connection to the world, this exhibition explores how we harness natural resources and how we engage with each other.

A dynamic celebration featuring contemporary crafts, sculpture, printmaking and stories, ‘DISH’ invites us to consider our layered relationships with food.

Featuring: Mechelle Bounpraseuth, ChiliPhilly, Zena Cumpston, Laetitia Olivier-Gargano, Callum Preston, Rasha Tayeh and Elizabeth Willing.

Image: Mechelle Bounpraseuth, ‘Bánh mì’, 2022, glazed earthenware, 12 x 19 x 14cm, image courtesy of the artist and Chalk Horse.

Gallery Details

Town Hall Gallery
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
T: 03 9278 4770
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Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4pm
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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.