The Way We Eat

Exhibition and Shows

15 May 2021 to 1 Jan 2022 Daily Event

Celebrating food through Asian art

The Art Gallery of New South Wales presents ‘The Way We Eat’, a new exhibition bringing together works of Chinese art related to food – that ancient source of inspiration, pleasure and tension.

The exhibition features more than 100 historical treasures and dramatic contemporary artworks drawn from the Gallery’s extensive holdings of Asian art alongside loans from private collections, including the White Rabbit Collection.

‘The Way We Eat’ presents artworks and objects in a range of media under four themes: ‘Essential’, ‘Exchange’, ‘Excess’ and ‘Enchanted’. These consider how food is made, stored and consumed; the evolution of culinary items; cultural exchange through food and food wares; and the ritual and symbolic meanings of food in Chinese culture.

Exhibition highlights include objects dating from 4000 years ago, through to contemporary works by artists based in China and Australia, including Ah Xian, Tianli Zu, Jason Phu and Guo Jian, which incorporate references to food in diverse and remarkable ways.

‘The Way We Eat’ is presented at the Art Gallery of NSW from 3 April 2021 to 2022.

Facilities

Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Rates

Free Entry

Event Dates

Daily Event

15 May 2021 to 1 Jan 2022

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Waterloo - Exterior

Meriton Suites Waterloo

Waterloo, Sydney

Hotel Exterior

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Sydney

Meriton Suites Pitt Street Sydney

Meriton Suites Pitt Street

Sydney

Executive Room

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard

Sydney

Hotel Entrance

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

The Rocks, Sydney

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Double Bay, Woollahra

Contact Us