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Bankstown Arts Centre will launch its new exhibition, Plate, at the Bankstown Bites food festival on Saturday 29 July.
Plate explores personal experiences of food, its cultural context and rituals through six artists’ imaginations presented as performance, ceramics and multimedia works.
The multi-sensory exhibition features an innovative auditory experience by Sydney-based artist George Catsi.
“The exhibition Plate was an opportunity for me, as a media artist, to try and evoke a sense of place that sits around the physical artworks in the gallery space,” Catsi said.
“Food orders, a bit like coffee these days, are full of caveats. Everyone has a consideration that needs to be expressed.
“We all respond to the sounds, smells, and visuals of food…. Plate conjures up moments of togetherness and moments of aloneness.”
As part of the food festival, the Bankstown Arts Centre has also created a full program of artist performances, artist talks, jewellery stalls and costume displays.
Other highlights of the Bankstown Bites food festival include a cake decorating competition, dozens of food stalls, free face painting, “kids in the kitchen” activities for youngsters, roving entertainers, live performances and much more!
Join Diana Chan, television host, cook and winner of MasterChef 2017 and fan favourites Arrnott and Fuzz, from My Kitchen Rules 2022, as they cook up a storm on the main stage.
The popular Bites Food Tours will also return this year, where groups will be escorted around Bankstown to receive samples from the best food joints in town.
To check out the Plate art exhibition, visit cb.city/plate.
For more information about the festival, visit cb.city/BankstownBites
About Bankstown Bites
The famous Bankstown Bites food festival will be held on Saturday 29 July, from 10am-4pm.
Taste the world with us at this exciting multicultural event. Experience tantalising tasting tours and watch cooking demonstrations with our celebrity chefs, plus plenty more.
Join Diana Chan, television host, cook and winner of MasterChef 2017 and fan favourites Arrnott and Fuzz from My Kitchen Rules 2022, as they cook up a storm on the main stage before making your way through the drool-worthy food stalls.
The festival is proudly sponsored by:
This will be a plastic-free event. Water bottle refill stations are being provided by our Hydration Partner, Sydney Water.
How to get thereThe event will be held on Olympic Parade, Bankstown. Limited on-street and off-street parking is available within walking distance. Public transport is recommended. The closest railway is Bankstown Station (450metres).
Media requestsInterviews with City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek, the celebrity chefs, stallholders and local restaurants are available upon request. Stills and footage of previous years’ events are also available.All media requests are to be made to email@example.com
26/07/2023 8:43 AM