21 April - 31 May 2009
Elizabeth Willing's practice explores the material, sensual and ephemeral aspects of using food to make artworks.
The artist is interested in the way food can be formed through various methods of preparation and cooking, how it can be exhibited as art, and how it is transformed by the processes of time or consumption during its display. Her works aim to challenge the way the viewer might encounter food, by presenting it as an art object as well as something to be potentially consumed. Willing is fascinated by the way viewers might be either seduced or repulsed by the idea of food as art.
Aside from her interest in the ephemeral and transformational nature of the materials she uses, Willing also explores the aesthetics of food and display; ideas relating to formlessness and the sensual aspects of food; notions of relational art; as well as the role of craft and domesticity in art practices.
Elizabeth Willing is studying Honours in Visual Arts and has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with QUT.
This exhibition is part of the Staff/Student exhibition program.