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Marti Guixe: Fake Food Park Kids Exhibition at NGV

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Brand New Kids Exhibition Opening at the National Gallery of Victoria

Are you sad that the Studio Cats: Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei kids exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has now closed? Don't be. More exciting kids exhibitions are in the works, the first being Marti Guixe: Fake Food Park, which opens on 11 June, 2016.

Marti Guixe: Fake Food Park Kids Exhibition at NGV


Martí Guixé is an innovative Spanish designer, known for his left-of-the-middle approach to interior and food design.

Over the past decade, he has reinvented food products and culinary traditions in ways you would least expect. In 2009 he constructed a banquet in New York City with micro-snacks and hand-drawn instructions prompting visitors to interact with strangers.

Now, Martí Guixé creates a play space designed just for kids. Expect to see the designers graphics as well interactive activities in the theme of fake food, for your children to enjoy.

‘Fake Food Park will ask budding young designers to think about the future of food and reconsider familiar food items, from inventing snacks which can be eaten underwater to drawing novel combinations of everyday ingredients.’ says Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV.

Your kids will get to enjoy some interactive kitchen action in the centre of the exhibition. Here, they can build their own 'meal' using a collection of materials, which are then photographed and magically transformed into a composite image of real food items. Much like other exhibitions held in NGV's kids gallery, the exhibition space will also feature themed wallpaper, in this case made up of Guixé’s drawings and illustrations of fruit and vegetables.

As with the other kids exhibitions presented at the NGV, the Marti Guixe: Fake Food Park will be FREE for all to enjoy.

Fake Food Park is accompanied by a range of public programs including a special Meet the Designer event on Saturday 11 June, especially for teenagers aged 13-17, which will see Guixé discuss his pioneering work in food and product design.

Where: NGV International, Ground Level, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006
When: 11 Jun 16 – 11 Sep 16
Website: HERE
Cost: FREE

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