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We Eat We Are


A Spark NT exhibition curated by Sarah Pirrie
Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Artback NT

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. 

The SPARK NT program is an Artback NT initiative which supports an independent or emerging Northern Territory curator to foster critical thinking in art and curatorial practice, to develop an exhibition project for tour, and provide artists from the Northern Territory with opportunities to present their work within a curated touring exhibition.


Tea Tales Workshop
Saturday 14 March, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Join curator Sarah Pirrie and local artist Alison Hittmann to create a smorgasbord of ceramic bowls and cups at Central Craft.

No need to book - drop in for an hour or stay for the whole day. Finished works will be fired and displayed as part of the exhibition.

The Story Larder
14 March - 26 April, Daily from 10am - 4pm

Drop in anytime during the exhibition to participate in The Story Larder, an interactive area of the exhibition for the whole family. Make a Foodie Flip Book, share a Tasty Morsel food story on a recipe card or add a Food for Thought drawing to the chalkboard

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund.


hands holding green kakadu plums hands holding red rosella flowers hands holding orange red chillies hands holding white and purple water lillies with green stalks

Image: Emma Lupin, (left to right) Kakadu Plums in Hands, Rosellas in HandsChillies in Hands, Water Lilies in Hands, 2019, digital print on paper.


13 March 2020 - 26 April 2020


Official Opening and Floor Talk
Presented by SPARK NT Curator, Sarah Pirrie
Friday 13 March, 6.00pm

Open daily 10am - 4pm

Public Programs
Tea Tales Workshop (at Central Craft)
Saturday 14 March, 10am - 4pm

The Story Larder
14 March - 26 April, daily from 10am - 4pm




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