Artist proposals may consider the production and consumption of food; traditional cultural practices of food preparation and enjoyment; and/or issues of food sustainability and security. The new works will be exhibited at Bankstown Bites festival which attracts over 10,000 people each year. Bankstown is a mecca for diverse tastes and flavours and has a rich history of market gardens and a community of growers. Foodies from Sydney and beyond visit Bankstown Bites to take part in guided food tours and cooking demonstrations.
Bankstown Arts Centre is interested in artists who want to explore the overlooked aspects of the food we eat. It is inviting proposals from artists who work in a range of mediums: photography, video, sculpture, new media, sound, writing, performance, digital art and design to develop temporary site-specific work. Use of recycled materials is encouraged.
Three artists or artist groups will be selected to develop new site-specific artworks for one of three opportunities at the Arts Centre.