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Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is NGV’s latest children’s gallery exhibition and the colourful, hands-on installation is guaranteed to make you hungry!

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Catalan designer Martí Guixé is known as the ‘father of food design’ and Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is his first major Australian exhibition.

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The children’s gallery has been transformed into a large scale kitchen and dining booths where kids can play and experiment with food and its design.

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In theory there’s a specific order in which you should experience the exhibition – but as anything with kids it’s a bit of a free-for-all.

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You start off in curved dining booths where you design your ‘Fake Food Park Menu’ using digital touchscreens.

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Once you’ve decided your menu (for snacks, play lunch and dessert) then you go to the ‘kitchen’ to create your food with lots of knobs, buttons and levers to handle.
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Start off by ‘washing’ your hands and donning an apron…

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…Collect your ingredients for your meal using blocks, fabric and other materials…

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…Add heat….

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…Add texture….

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…And even mix in sounds and smells!

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Finally you can present your fake ingredients to a computer which magically transforms them into real food items on screen…

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…then dump all the ingredients and start again!

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The exhibition space also features Guixé’s drawings, digitised illustrations and fruit-and-vegetable wallpaper and flooring, creating a vibrant and immersive space.

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Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is a fantastically fun and interactive exhibition developed to inspire kids to think about the ways we eat and our attitudes to food and even the youngest kids will enjoy  it. Best of all, it’s free!


HOT tips:

  • exhibition is suitable even for very young kids 2+ who are able to use the digital touch screens with adult assistance;
  • pram parking is outside in the corridor;
  • School groups tend to arrive in the morning on Thursdays and Fridays, so try to avoid those times. If you have to go on the weekend, be there at 10am when it opens;
  • If you’re a NGV member then attend the Members Family Preview at 9am on Saturday 11 June, before doors open to the public at 10am; and
  • the exhibition will make you hungry! Head out into the Gallery Kitchen for a kids lunch box $8.50 and eat in the cafe or the sculpture garden.

Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Sat 11 June – Sun 11 September 2016

Open daily, 10am–5pm.

Free entry

 

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