Fancy Food with Madi Whyte
Create fun, fantastic fake food out of colourful paper, felt and other materials to make a fake feast! Together with the artist you will create anything your stomach desires from pasta, fruit and veg or even a whole plate of food!
When | Sunday 17 September
Time | 9.00am – 3.00pm | Pop in, rolling 45 minute workshops
Workshop times: 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
Where | SWELL Kids Elements, Pop-up sculpture studios, Wallace Nicoll Park, Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach
Cost | $15 + booking fee
More about Madi Whyte
Artist and photographer, Madi Whyte will lead workshops for kids using age-safe materials to create unique take-home sculptures exploring line and form. Madi creates large-scale sculptures reminiscent of paper clips as part of SWELL. Madi will teach young folk how to work creatively with tactile 3D materials, opening up discussions and moments of play.
Hailing from Gunditjmara Country in regional Victoria, Whyte works primarily in sculpture and photography. Inspired by their connection to surrounding landscapes, metalworking, and the everyday zeitgeist, Whyte’s practice is concerned with the language of lines, cuts, folds, and muted aesthetics. Their photographs capture the architecture of dystopian landscapes, both sparse and dense. Often tightly shot and divorced from broader context, these images evoke a sense of alienation. Recent sculptures tend instead towards more playful aesthetics. Translating minimalist forms like the humble paperclip to large scale steel and copper pieces, Whyte elevates functional objects, speaking to notions of industrial intervention, labour, and force.
IMAGE: Madi Whyte