Art is food for the soul

Nick Spano of the Corner Room and Scott Arnold -Eyers with artworks to feature in Art on the Menu. Picture: Martin Kennealey d406025
Nick Spano of the Corner Room and Scott Arnold -Eyers with artworks to feature in Art on the Menu. Picture: Martin Kennealey d406025

The publisher of Eyers Rocket laid eyes on Stephen Choi’s portrait of Mona Lisa made out of coffee beans and decided he wanted to see more pieces of art combined with food.

The thought blossomed into Art on the Menu, an exhibition that will run in three locations, including the Corner Room in South Fremantle.

Arnold-Eyers said he wanted to contribute another fundraising event after the success of the Master’s of Menu Recipe Book.

‘We have many artists exhibiting at Art on the Menu, including a painting of Hillary’s from Mick Devine, Cleide Teixeira makes sculptures out of old tea bags and Priyanka Sivabalan’s photo of a caf� setting,’ he said.

‘Other interesting pieces include Choi painting using the colours from coffee espresso, Raimo Kuparinen making settings out of food to resemble things like a river with trees.’

‘There are three exhibitions all up and all the money goes to a good charity and the one in South Fremantle will be going to the Cancer Council of WA,’ he said.

‘I really hope the artists get some recognition and we raise some money for charity.

‘I also hope we can show people food in a different way.’

Art on the Menu is on at the Corner Room, South Fremantle throughout September.

The exhibition will also be at The Red Cray on Beaufort in Mt Lawley during October and Madhatters on Milston in Henley Brook during November.

Visit www.perth.westcoastcafes. com.au/art-on-the-menu for more information.