Food as Sustainable Creative Medium with Elizabeth Willing

19oct12:00 pm1:00 pmFood as Sustainable Creative Medium with Elizabeth WillingEducator Webinar


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Event Details

12pm – 1pm  Thursday 19th October 2023 

For the past 14 years Elizabeth has worked with edible materials in her practice. Her artworks

range from sculpture, installation, video, collage, and performances where she enacts ‘hospitality’.

In this webinar the artist will discuss:

  • ephemeral materials through the lens of sustainability
  • the ethics of food waste
  • the use of recycled materials across the various branches of her practice.

In this webinar Elizabeth will draw on examples from her own art practice to explore the complexity of issues around sustainability.

This workshop is suitable for teachers, artists and anyone interested in learning about sustainability in the arts.

Please Bring

Flying arts recommends having note taking materials on hand. Any resources will be shared online prior to the workshop. Please bring questions that you may have for Elizabeth.

Additional Information

This online session will be held via ClickMeeting a webinar broadcasting room. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to Flying Arts’ YouTube after the program concludes.

To discuss specific access needs, please contact

Image: (Detail) Moviprep. Sherbet straws. 2020. 400x400cm. Image courtesy Elizabeth Willing and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. Photograph by Andrew Curtis

Additional Information

About your facilitator:

Elizabeth Willing is a Brisbane based visual artist whose works are performative and often participatory explorations of food and hosting. Primarily working in sculpture, installation, and performance, Elizabeth’s work additionally takes the form of performance meals.

Elizabeth has undertaken professional development mentorships in New York with Janine Antoni (2011), with the Experimental Food Society in London (2012) and then with Thomas Rentmeister in Berlin (2014). In 2019 she completed a Masters of Fine Art at Queensland University of Technology.

Elizabeth has undertaken residencies at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (2014), Helsinki International Art Program HIAP (2015), New England Regional Art Museum Armidale (2018), The Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide (2019), Museum of Brisbane (2020), Urban Art Projects (2022) and Metro Arts (2023).

Exhibitions of Elizabeth’s work have been held in Australia and overseas at The Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Trapholt Museum of Art and Design Denmark, Tinguely Museum Basel, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Musee Beaux Arts Angers France, and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

Elizabeth is represented by Tolarno Galleries Melbourne