I've been going to the gallery after work last night and tonight, trying to get everything sorted with my exhibition. I've had to drill some holes on the wall to install my pieces - took me a while to figure out how to change the drill settings to unscrew. I just stared at the drill, trying hard to remember what the husband taught me about drills... and finally remembered. Phew! (It does pay to kind of half listen to the husband after all)
So Chi Da, the AFY group leader emailed me earlier today saying SBS TV is going to the opening night! They are going to interview us and see the food we're bringing to the exhibition. Because the exhibition is Multi Sensation with artists from 20 countries, each of us is supposed to bring food from our country. I had some snacks that I've already prepared but now that SBS wants to film it, it's just not good enough!
Panic, panic, panic! I really can't just bring a plate of banana snacks to represent Indonesian food, can I?
Got home quite late from the gallery, called my sister in Perth who gave me some ideas: get some cakes from the Indonesian shops around where I work, get a big plate covered with banana leaves, cut up cakes and layer them on the plate. Sounds easy, except that I'm in Sydney and where do I get banana leaves from? But wait a minute, there is a banana tree at the front of my building! So there I was cutting banana leaves at the front of my building at 10 at night. Fantastic!
Now I just have ask someone which side of the leaf I should use...
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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