Eat My Culture

Eat My Culture aims to make visible the nuances of cultural relationships by partnering New Zealand artists of Asian, Pasifika and Māori descent with Asian restaurants and takeaways in Central Wellington to create shop-front window art installations based on their interactions. 

As an exploration of local identity, it also highlights differences and commonalities mediated by food and exchange. Food is essential to the preservation of culture. It sustains us and brings us together. Beyond its commercial purpose, the Asian restaurant presents an opportunity to communicate (and for customers to access) a spectrum of intangible traditions, histories and cultural customs on offer.

Eat My Culture presents the following collaborations:

Dylan Herkes with Golden Gate Takeaways 1 - 24 September

Ross Liew (Oscar Low) with R & S Satay Noodle House 3 - 24 September

Simon Kaan with Big Thumb Chinese Restaurant 7 - 24 September

Salome Tanuvasa with Grand Century 7 - 24 September

Steven Qian at Ozeki Restaurant 7 - 24 September

Bhavesh Buthadia and Abhi Topiwala with Great India 7 - 24 September

Madelin Cheng with Regal Chinese Restaurant 20 - 24 September

 Simon Kaan,  Paua and Chopsticks,  2018

Simon Kaan, Paua and Chopsticks, 2018