James Nguyen, ON THE BORDER OF THINGS: RECONNECTING WITH AN ESTRANGED UNCLE WORKING AS A FRUIT-PICKER, AND THE FAMILY MYTHOLOGIES, RECOLLECTIONS AND PROBLEMS OF SETTING UP THE NBN (2018), performance documentation, commissioned by Next Wave Festival. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Anne Moffat.

Sasha Grbich and Kelly Reynolds, Urban Sun Project (2018), performance documentation. Courtesy the artists.

James Tylor, Tarnda Womma Southern Plain (2018), kangaroo, saltbush, quondong, Indigenous herbs & spices, 15x15x10cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide/Berlin. Image: James Tylor

Saturday 8 December 1pm-4pm

James Nguyen and
Nguyễn Thi Kim Nhung,
Jamie Lewis,
Keg de Souza,
Lucien Alperstein
Toby Chapman
James Tylor
Sasha Grbich and
Kelly Reynolds


Free, no bookings required

  • Wheelchair Access

Join exhibiting artists for an afternoon of Plenty. Responding to local and national issues and histories, this series of programs invites audiences to collectively reflect on how we produce, consume and sustain that which sustains us—food.

Savour contemporary Kaurna cuisine, engage with performance works and hear from artists about their research-based projects and works in development. Through a diverse array of programs, audiences are invited to reflect upon the central premise of Plentyhow do we know when we have enough?


James Nguyen and Nguyễn Thi Kim Nhung ON THE BORDER OF THINGS (PART THREE)
ON THE BORDER OF THINGS (PART THREE) is a bilingual performance presented in English and Vietnamese, that involves the artist and his aunty, Nguyễn Thi Kim Nhung as they explore the movement of people, agriculture and the environment. In this third iteration of James Nguyen’s ongoing performance and installation series, Nguyen re-interprets familial stories spanning from the Central Highlands of Vietnam to the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. With James’ Toyota Hilux as both central motif and backdrop, this performance delves into the mythologies and mysticism of modern food production, questioning journeys and narratives we all have to inadvertently swallow.

Jamie Lewis, Keg de Souza and Lucien Alperstein in conversation with Toby Chapman
Join exhibition curator Toby Chapman in conversation with artists Jamie Lewis, Keg de Souza and project collaborator Lucien Alperstein, as they discuss their respective processes of working with communities on projects that balance local relevance with broader social and political issues. Lewis and de Souza’s research-based projects will progress throughout the exhibition’s duration.

2pm until sold out
James Tylor, cooking food from Mai: Contemporary Kaurna Food
– Tarnda Womma/Southern Plains Seasoned kangaroo with saltbush and Quandong
– Yerlo/Sea Ocean fish, Australian coastal succulents and seaweed with finger lime mayo
James Tylor will deliver an artist talk about this work at 3:30pm.

Sasha Grbich and Kelly Reynolds Urban Sun Project.

With seeds gathered from countless kilos of Coles tomatoes, Sasha Grbich and Kelly Reynolds have planted, handed out and seed bombed more than 1000 seedlings into public and private spaces across the city. Enlisting the help of their community and using borrowed and found resources – sun, water, power, space, labour, time and all-important egg cartons – Grbich and Reynolds have drawn upon a range of perspectives on growth and care to create a robust crop of tomatoes. Now, the artists are inviting you contribute to the nourishment of these seedlings, experimenting with elements of sound, speech and vibration to encourage and sustain their growth.