From the 9th to 19th November, Hidden Harvest boldly brought the issue of food waste to a new audience with their vibrant and thought-provoking ‘Art of Food Waste’ exhibition. Held at Globe Lane’s Moving Mountains Gallery, the exhibition featured art made with (and about) surplus and ignored produce that would have otherwise gone to waste. The ‘Art of Food Waste’ featured works from around 20 local Sydney and Illawarra artists and included paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and interactive works. While Hidden Harvest has made a name for itself for its lively, informative events, the group wanted to reach a wider audience by utilising a different medium to push the food waste conversation in the Illawarra even further. The exhibition opened on Thursday 9th November, with Hidden Harvest serving an array of delicious upcycled preserves made from otherwise wasted food. On opening night, the Hidden Harvest team even held their own interactive installation, with volunteers turning heads by bathing in a tub filled with food scraps! Overall, the entire exhibition was a huge success and by presenting the issue in a new light, it has helped to further awareness among new audiences in the Illawarra.
A Different Kind of Exhibition