Event

Pip & Pop – When flowers dream (UK/Australia Season) – 21 May – 5 March 2023

This event is part of the UK/Australia Season.

The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.

Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.

Overview

Inspired by mythologies and folklore, Pip & Pop’s work explores themes of consumption, wish- fulfillment, and seemingly endless abundance, using eye-popping candy colours and a playful sense of perspective to immerse audiences in her uniquely wonderful world.

This is the debut London exhibition for Australian artists Tanya Schultz, who works as Pip & Pop to create immersive installations from an array of materials, including sugar, modelling clay and sweets, as well as objects sourced on her travels all over the world.

The exhibition will also include a brand-new installations exploring the idea of a food utopia for the future, this hand-assembled, technicolour installation will be filled with references to underutilised edible plants. Taking the shape of a highly detailed and colourful landscape, the piece also draws inspiration from imaginary worlds from legends including Luilekkelerland and the Land of Cockaigne- mythological realms where everything the eye can see is created from food.

Research by Kew Scientists and partners all over the world has highlighted plant-based foods of the future including Pandanus, Akkoub and Morama bean, which provide the inspiration behind the installations at the heart of this exhibition- vivid and optimistic vision of foods for the future.

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About Pip & Pop

Tanya Schultz (Pip & Pop) creates excessively detailed colour-saturated installations from an array of everyday and sweet materials. Her work draws wide inspiration from fictional geographies, tales of geological forms like rocks or mountains coming to life, and paradise mythologies, where we can escape our earthly realities. She is fascinated with imagined utopias, the mythical places of abundance and immortality that may or may not exist. Tanya has exhibited her work throughout the world including in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK, Mexico, USA and New Zealand. Recent works include; Together we light up the Sky, Museum of Contemporary Art Queretaro, Mexico, In Search of the Moon and the Sun, Taoyuan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan, and The Cosmic Cave at Meow Wolf, USA.

Pip & Pop is supported by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

Image credit: When happiness ruled (2016), Jack Ball © Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Australia

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