Street food gets artistic at streetARTdego
Above: Temaki Truck, photo supplied.
Words by Kate Richards.
For five years, Gather and Hunt have hosted their annual ARTdego dinner, where chefs and artists from around the city come together for an evening of dining and culture. This year they’ve added a street food event, streetARTdego – to their Heart of the City, Artweek line up. It will run as part of Late Night Art on October 12.
Five vendors and five artists have been paired and tasked with creating a unique dish based on the artist’s work. Unlike the plated dishes we’ve seen at ARTdego, this time the chefs will cook street food. You can look forward to these tasty colabs;
Temaki Truck and Tiffany Singh
Begin in Lower Khartoum Place where Temaki Truck owners Rodrigo Maia and Jenny Kwon will collaborate with Tiffany Singh, multi disciplinary artist and founder of the Art 4 Food Project . Their feast is centered on reciprocation and sharing and will showcase both Asian and Brazilian flavours. It’s a generosity project, inviting guests around the table to consider those less fortunate. Following streetARTdego, Singh will curate a second show where the public can swap a 450g tin of salmon (protein-rich food is in demand at Auckland’s City Mission) for an organic beeswax artwork. Find her at St Matthew’s in the City.
Coreano and Kerry Ann Lee
Next door to Temaki Truck there’ll be a visual delight, with songs and images from the Mexican and Korean revolutions. Coreano, that Mexi-rean taco stand – (the one with the awesome kimchi fries) will team up with visual artist Kerry Ann Lee to create a dish inspired by her most recent Mexican residency. Expect spicy, zesty, fermented flavours and, we hope, some of Steven Ko’s delicious Korean barbeque tacos.
Kraken Crumpets and Mark Harvey
Kraken Crumpets – the duo who brought us chip and Marmite crumpets – and Mark Harvey join forces to bring us the most important meal of the day: brinner (breakfast/dinner). Drawing on his newest work Turquoisation, Harvey and the crumpetiers will entertain with a performance piece/snack session in Upper Khartoum Place.
The Pie Piper and Nathan Pohio
There will be hot pies and hot prints outside Auckland Art Gallery as Nathan Pohio teams up with the ladies from The Pie Piper. Pohio has been creating art that represents an indigenous voice since the late 90s. His most recent work, and the inspiration for this collaboration, uses a cinematic language to compare a 1950s newspaper cut out with a Hollywood billboard.
Judge Bao and Pacific Heights
See in the evening with fluffy, hand-rolled steam buns and a free performance by electronic artist Pacific Heights. Music starts promptly at 8pm in the gallery atrium and the event will run on a first come, first served basis. The food takes cues from the music and there’ll be a Gather and Hunt bar, offering punters a chance to pre-sample some of the booze that’ll be on offer at ARTdego on 12th October.
At every streetARTdego stall, there will be an opportunity to add a donation to the cost of your food. Money will be gathered at the end of the night and profits will fund a meal cooked by the vendors for those in need. You will also be able to donate $65 at St Matthew’s to feed a family of four for four days, or $23 to buy one person a food parcel.
Khartoum Place, Oct 12, 5pm