If I could sum up what living in Queensland is like, taste lie sunshines nails it. Welcome to life in Brisbane. This beautiful exhibition explores the flavoursome side of Brisbane’s character and reveals its rich and evolving food story through contemporary art, personal stories and historical documents, and images. Only a local could really understand the feeling of opening the fridge days before Christmas to see a deep pink watermelon taking up valuable space, the smell of the outside air before a Queensland afternoon storm, sticky fingers wrapped around a waffle cone while gazing at a torquoise sea or the piercing tang of that first bite from a strawberry fresh rom the Caboolture farm.
“How we engage with food is a reflection of our culture, background and aspirations. Our region’s Aboriginal food culture and the influence of immigration have impacted not just our city’s food palate, but how we live. Tastes Like Sunshine explores the rich history of our city’s iconic produce markets, Brisbane’s pivotal role in launching the state’s sugar industry, and how the introduction of new crops had domestic cookers experimenting with new methods and creations.” – MOB.
It was fun to photograph this one. Here’s a few of my faves from the night.