A smorgasbord of food, skills and conversations about food culture will come to life when the Food for Thought exhibition launches next month.
The exhibition at Mundaring Arts Centre will showcase results from skill sharing workshops between master artists and the local community and will kick off with an Open Day on Saturday 5 June from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Shire President, John Daw, said the exhibition would launch with an array of activities on offer at the Mundaring Arts Centre and Mundaring Adult and Creative Learning Centre.
“Visit the quaint and historic setting of the Mundaring Adult Creative and Learning Centre on Craigie Place. Wander through as local artists such as the well-respected Bernard Kerr open their studios to showcase the courses on offer and what participants have been creating during the Food for Thought project,” he said.
From 10.30am to 2.30pm there will be a cake decorating demonstration with pastry artisan Natasha Brownfield. This will complement the Devonshire Tea available on the Verandah Café and the display of cakes from the Great Bake Off.
“Natasha will share a range of decorating techniques showing how to create natural colours and present a cake with fresh flowers and fruit. She will show us buttercream piping tips to ensure our cakes have that wow factor,” added Cr Daw.
The Mundaring Arts Centre will also offer chocolate tastings with Elements Chocolate, a Kung Fu Tea Ceremony with Carol Natalotto, and a Bush Tucker Demonstration and tasting with Dale Tilbrook.
Residents can take part in The Great Bake-Off, celebrating the tradition of the CWA cake competitions. Sign-up by entering online before the event and delivering your cake to the Mundaring Adult Creative Learning Centre on the open day to be in the running for great prizes.
“There will be a range of great prizes including $200 cash, two CWA cookbooks and an apron for first place. There’s $100 cash and two CWA cookbooks for second place, as well as spot prizes throughout the day for those attending,” added Cr Daw.
Cr Daw said the Shire was proud to work with, and for, its community to deliver inclusive cultural programs such as the Food for Thought program.
“The Shire has a rich art and cultural heritage,” he said. “We are delighted to support the leadership shown by our community organisations to foster cross-cultural education, active community engagement and connection for all ages and skill levels.”
The exhibition will feature the creations from over 60 sessions with local artists and residents across a variety of media including ceramics, upholstery, wood, creative writing, sewing and more.
The Food for Thought exhibition will run from Saturday 5 June until Sunday 1 August at the Mundaring Arts Centre.
About Food for Thought
Beginning in February, Food for Thought has seen community members come together to share food, skills and conversations about food culture through art.
The Food for Thought program is proudly sponsored by the Shire of Mundaring through a $50,000 Culture and the Arts WA Outer Metro Arts grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and in partnership with the Mundaring Arts Centre.
The program is also supported by Mundaring Adult Creative and Learning Centre and Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre.