Ruth Downes: Lunch for the Trades, in the Art Factory

Ruth Downes Mechanics minestrone (detail), 2007, mixed media 30 x 30 x 200 cm

Lunch for the Trades is a quirky look at lunch for people in the trades and includes ‘Micro Fiche ‘n’ Chips for the Computer Technician’ and ‘Tongue and Salad Sandwich for Shoemakers.’ Downes is known for her quirky artwork; having won the People’s Choice in the National Sculpture Prize at the National Gallery of Australia in 2001 with Tea Party in the Mayoral Garden, a fun look at the notion of ‘taking tea.’

 In the project space:

 a selection of interactive, playful responses to Ruth’s exhibition by local artists and designers.

Deluxe Hamburger by Adam Kelly and Karen Kelly

foreground: Deluxe Hamburger by Adam Kelly and Karen Kelly. Wall mural : Cherry Sundae by Clare Hodgins and Amie Galanos
foreground: Deluxe Hamburger by Adam Kelly and Karen Kelly. Wall mural : Cherry Sundae by Clare Hodgins and Amie Galanos

Food Fight by Sean Roche

Cherry Sundae by Clare Hodgins and Amie Galanos