Food for Thought

Food for Thought embraces the notion that a revolution can start at the dinner table. Drawing inspiration from Judy Chicago’s seminal artwork ‘The Dinner Party’, LEVEL Artist Run Initiative will host a series of dinner party events in order to create vibrant discussions concerning the role of women and feminism in the twenty-first century.

About the Artist

Courtney Coombs is a Brisbane based Artist, Independent Curator and Founding Co-Director of the Artist Run Initiatives, No Frills* and LEVEL. Coombs graduated in 2008 with a BFA Honours (First Class) and is currently a PhD candidate (practice-led research) at Queensland University of Technology. Coombs has exhibited extensively throughout Brisbane in both group and solo shows with her most recent solo exhibition, I fucking love you (2011) at Metro Arts, as well as nationally, including Artspace’s recent Artist-Run exhibition Eastern Seaboard (2011) with No Frills* and internationally in Ceci n'est pas un Casino! (Luxemburg and Esslingen) in collaboration with Antoinette J. Citizen.
Rachael Haynes is a Brisbane-based artist and writer. She has completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts at the Queensland University of Technology and her current interests include gender politics, performativity and relational art practice. Rachael has exhibited her work in Brisbane and nationally, and was awarded the Melville Haysom Memorial Scholarship (Queensland Art Gallery) and the Eddie Hopkins Memorial Drawing Prize (Queensland College of Art). She has been involved with artist run initiatives in Brisbane since 2003 and is a founding co-director of LEVEL.
Alice Lang is a visual artist based in Brisbane. Her current practice explores the interconnection of sculpture, painting and performance to examine the relationship between material, body and space within contemporary installation. She has been the recipient of awards such as the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (2006) and the Queensland Art Gallery Melville Haysom Scholarship (2009), completed residencies in Canada and New York and will undertake a 3 month residency at RAID projects in LA in 2013. Lang is a founding co-director of LEVEL artist-run-initiative.
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Food for Thought exhibition

Dates: 19-27 May (opening Friday 18 May)

Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street,  Footscray

Times: 10am

Duration: 7 hrs

Ticket prices: Free

This event is also part of Day Pass 5 and Day Pass 8

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Warnings: Coarse language, Adult themes

 

Food for Thought talks

21 May – Catriona Moore reflects on “Women and the arts”

23 May – Virginia Fraser reflects on “Generations: plurality and difference”

25 May – Pamela Turton-Turner reflects on “Women in the media”

27 May – Deborah Kelly reflects on “How can art contribute to political change for women in the 21st century?”

Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street,  Footscray

Times: 12-1pm

Ticket prices: Free

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Warnings: Coarse language, Adult themes

 

Food for Thought dinner parties

Dates: 20, 22, 24, 26 May

Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street,  Footscray

Times: 7pm

Duration: 2 hrs

Ticket prices: Bookings are now closed

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

18 + event

Warning: Coarse language, Adult themes

 

      


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