James Tylor, Yerlo Sea (2018), Snapper fish, Australian coastal succulents, Indigenous herbs & spices, 15x15x10cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide/Berlin. Image James Tylor.

Sasha Grbich, Kelly Reynolds and collaborators, Urban Sun Project (2018), installation view, ACE Open, over 1000 seedling grown from Coles tomato seeds, found waste materials, River Torrens water, booklet, LED signage, tomato season 2018 – 2019. Courtesy the artists. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

Jamie Lewis, Yesterday Tomorrow Here Today (2018), installation view, ACE Open, mixed media installation, audio recording, dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

Keg de Souza with Lucien Alperstein, The only rock we eat (2018), installation view, ACE Open, mixed media, and performative meal event. dimensions variable, Courtesy the artists. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

James Nguyen, in collaboration with Cong Ai Nguyen and Nguyen Thi Kim Nhung, ON THE BORDER OF THINGS (PART THREE) (2018), installation view, ACE Open, two-channel video installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artists. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

Plenty (2018), exhibition view, ACE Open. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

James Tylor, Mai Yarta (Food of the land) (2018), installation view, ACE Open, painting, indigenous edible plants, custom built planter boxes and QR codes, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide/Berlin. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

James Tylor, Mai Yarta (Food of the land) (2018), installation view, ACE Open, painting, indigenous edible plants, custom built planter boxes and QR codes, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide/Berlin. Image Sam Roberts Photography.

7 December—9 February

Sasha Grbich and
Kelly Reynolds (SA)
Jamie Lewis (VIC)
James Nguyen and
Cong Ai Nguyen (NSW/SA)
Keg de Souza with
Lucien Alperstein (NSW/SA)
James Tylor (SA)

Opening:

Thursday 6 December, 5pm

Public Programs:

Saturday 8 December 1pm-4pm
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Listening experience:

Jamie Lewis, Yesterday Tomorrow Here Today (2018)
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Performative meal:

Keg de Souza with Lucien Alperstein, The only rock we eat (2018)
Saturday 9 February, 1pm. Read more and book now

Access:
  • Wheelchair Access

Curated by Toby Chapman

What is enough? How do we know when we have plenty?

From contemporary Kaurna cuisine through to Supermarket Giant tomatoes, desalination, chemical impacts and migrant labour, eight local and interstate artists investigate what’s on our plate in Plenty.

Through installation, video, performance, recipes, walks and talks, this series of newly-commissioned work looks beyond mere gastronomy to the world of globalised food production. Emerging from each artist’s research-based practice is a series of ideas and prototypes that propose individual and collective action, in the Adelaide region and beyond.

As an exhibition that spans a summer in the driest state on the driest inhabited continent on earth, Plenty urgently maps and challenges the production, consumption, sustainability and security of our food.