The Big Picnic Feast: Artful Conversations on Comfort Food

Welcome back to campus with a Smoking Ceremony and BYO Picnic event!


Where: RMIT City Campus, Alumni Court by the Old Melbourne Gaol
Boon Wurrung Elder Steve Parker will host a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country to launch the event.

Registration will be essential via Eventbrite.

Artists are commonly inspired by how food plays meaningful aesthetic, social and cultural role in our everyday lives. School of Art students and staff are invited to a participatory art picnic on campus on Wednesday 14 April. Bring your own (BYO) lunch representing your comfort food. This could be a favourite family recipe or the food which nurtured you through the trials of 2020.  

Together we will lunch on picnic blankets to have conversations about why your meal is meaningful to you. Recipes will be collected at the event and the lunch spectacle will be documented — both contributing to a collective art project.  

We will also hold an online version ‘The Big Digital Dinner Party’ in coming weeks for students and staff unable to join us in person. Details to be announced soon.

Image: JR, Migrants picnic across the border wall, Tecate, Mexico and USA, 2017