Artist: Elizabeth Willing
24 August 2019 – 3 May 2020 | Mary Benedict’s Room
Social Enterprise Partner: OzHarvest
As an OzHarvest volunteer, Elizabeth Willing was transfixed by the scale of food-waste rescued by the organisation daily. ‘It makes me sad and frustrated at the problems inherent in our industrial food system’. It was a natural progression for Elizabeth, an artist who works with food as both the object and subject of her art-making, to explore the issue of food waste in parallel with people in our society who are in need of food.
The Other Plate explores three aspects of OzHarvest’s work; the scale of food waste, the ingenuity of re-using food and the human factor in the food chain. The Other Plate encourages us to pause and think about how we use and dispose of food and consider what actions we can take to contribute to lasting change.