Contentious Buffet

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Bugs Bunny. Jiminy Cricket. The Beatles. Y2k. Part-performance lecture, part-intervention, part-lunch - Contentious Buffet is an experimental community hall buffet investigating food neophobia, bugs in popular culture and low carbon alternatives to food consumption. 

Bringing together local Otways producers alongside some of Melbourne’s most experimental artists, food designers and thinkers, this event will get you thinking about how it was that Apollo Bay’s famous rock lobster shifted from being a ‘sea cockroach’ into one of the world’s most expensive and sought after delicacies. 

Fusing APHIDS’ future-focused politics with Long Prawn’s divergent food thinking, the result is an unpredictable and invigorating afternoon of performance, participation and surprising bug-snacks.

Each ticket includes:

  • A special door prize

  • Tea, snacks and a hot lunch by Furrmien

  • It's not a bug, it's a feature performance lecture by Catherine Ryan

  • Waggle Dance - A multi-anthropod video assemblage by Sarah Aiken

  • Food Muses, Neophobia & Entomophagy presentation by Quiggi

  • Cooking prawns of the sky workshop by Long Prawn

  • Fly Away with Contentious Buffet take home pack

  • ++ Bonus community talent & produce

Please note: Due to the experimental nature of this event and the limited resources on-site, unfortunately, we are unable to offer alternative menu items for vegan or vegetarian dietary. Please inform us of any allergies you may have prior to the event, in particular shellfish allergies.

This event is assisted by Regional Arts Victoria + the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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The Apollo Bay Community Hall 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay, VIC 3233