The mix of ordered fruit and a rustic, haphazard crust encapsulates the French term, galette. Typically, the crust is made with plenty of butter so when it is baked, it becomes flaky and extra crusty. In France, a galette can be made either sweet or savoury with ham, eggs and cheese, otherwise known as a [...]

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Vincent van Gogh ? Bloody Mary

Vincent van Gogh, Still-Life with Mackerels, Lemons and Tomatoes, 1886 oil on canvas, 39 x 57cm, Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur Vincent van Gogh‘s Still-Life with Mackerels, Lemons and Tomatoes was painted the year the artist moved from Antwerp, where he had very little to eat and no money, to Paris where he lived with his brother Theo. While living in Antwerp, he spent much of his time studying the work of Peter Paul Rubens –...

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2014-04-02 11:30:13
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Lecture: Still Life Talk at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery

I have been invited to speak about the history of the still life at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 12 April at 2pm. The talk is special event for the exhibition The Last Supper by Ken + Julia Yonetani which features a 9-metre banquet table cast from salt. I will be speaking about the history of the still life with a focus on the depiction of salt and its use by contemporary artists. Other speakers include the artists and Michael...

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2014-03-29 20:50:10
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Further Reading ? 21 November 2013

+ VISIT: The Museum of Sydney presents Eat your History: A Shared Table until Sunday 9 March 2014. The exhibition “invites you to take a fascinating stroll through eight historic homes that capture the different ages of Sydney?s food culture from 1788 to the 1950s. From the farmhouse-kitchen comforts of Elizabeth Farm to the excesses of Regency dining at Elizabeth Bay House and the atomic-age modernity of the Rose Seidler House kitchen,...

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-11-20 23:30:07
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Henri Matisse ? Stuffed Eggplant

Henri Matisse, Still Life with Aubergines, 1911 oil on canvas, 116 x 89cm, Museum of Modern Art The 1911 painting Still Life with Aubergines by Henri Matisse exemplifies the characteristics of the Fauvist movement with the wild brushstrokes and incongruent colours. The painting was completed during a period of flux in Matisse’s oeuvre, During this time in his career he was influenced by travel to Algeria and a major exhibition of Islamic...

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-11-07 01:30:11
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Further Reading ? 2 November 2013

Shelley Miller, Velocity, 2013 (left: day 1, right: day 29) sugar, edible cake decorating inks, 120 x 102.5cm + VIEW: Today is the last day to view Shelley Miller‘s sugar mural Velocity on the facade of the 2 Danks building. Velocity was part of Sugar, Sugar and has been slowly disintegrating since it was installed on 1 October 2013. The mural depicts the history of the Australian sugar trade and features the ship named Velocity – a...

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-11-02 00:50:10
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Elizabeth Willing ? Pfeffernüsse

One of the focal points in Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery is the installation Goosebump, the 7-metre wall covered with over 300 pfeffernüsse biscuits. It took the Brisbane-based artist Elizabeth Willing over a day and a half to create the entire installation and visitors were invited to bite the cookies from the wall starting […]

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-10-17 03:30:06
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?Sugar, Sugar? at Brenda May Gallery

Using the beguiling substance of sugar as their medium, the ten artists of Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, engage notions of permanence given the transient nature of the material. With Shelley Miller’s ‘Velocity‘ exposed to all the elements, and slowly disintegrating, on the 2 Danks Street façade and Elizabeth Willing’s ‘Goosebump‘ being […]

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-10-15 01:00:10
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Mylyn Nguyen ? Sweet Tea

Only one more week until we install Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery! The work has started to arrive at the Gallery and I am incredibly proud of this exhibition, all of the artists are outstanding. The artwork below is one of the pieces included in the show and I was a bit more literal […]

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-09-23 20:10:11
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Janet Tavener ? Asparagus Pie

The Sugar, Sugar exhibition will be installed at Brenda May Gallery in about three weeks and in the lead-up to the show, I will be sharing a selection of the work that will be on view. You can see Mylyn Nguyen’s carved sugar cube in the current issue of Vogue Living. Janet Tavener, Asparagus Pie, […]

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-09-06 02:40:10
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Sugar, Sugar catalogue

The Sugar, Sugar exhibition catalogue is now complete and available for purchase. The 20 page book is available for $5 + postage and if you are interested, please send me an email (mfizell AT gmail DOT com). Payment accepted via paypal only. In addition to full colour reproductions of the artworks featured in the exhibition, […]

Posted on Feasting on Art on 2013-08-23 00:00:07

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