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GUTFUL: Revolt

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01 December 2022, 7:30pm8:45pm
Cost$45, $36 for State Library Victoria Member and concession, free for First Nations
Bookings Bookings required
Location The Ian Potter Queen's Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone

For those who’ve simply had enough. 

Part performance lecture, part snack exchange, 'GUTFUL: Revolt' responds to radical texts from the Library’s archives to create an artistic dining experience at the State Library Victoria.  

Fusing the future-focused politics of artistic collective APHIDS with the divergent food thinking of artistic food practice Long Prawn, GUTFUL will transform the Library into a site for unexpected snacks, drinks and ideas.

Due to the one-off and experimental nature of this event, please note we have a limited ability to make any menu changes on the day of the event. For us to accommodate your needs kindly advise us of any dietaries at the time of booking, and identify yourself to the staff on arrival. Doors will open at 7pm. 

Please note: this event has a discounted price of $36 for Cultural, Student and Family members. If you require assistance with your booking please email [email protected].

This event is created by APHIDS and Long Prawn and presented by State Library Victoria as part of the Alchemy program.


Revolt reflects on the Library’s history as a site for dissent – investigating how the peace and quiet of the Library intersects with the agitation of protest. Interrogating which snacks have radical histories and what cookbooks in the State Collection speak to cultural upheaval and social change, this event asks the question: how can food be used as a tool for activism? 


APHIDS is an artist-led experimental art organisation based in Melbourne. 

About Long Prawn

Long Prawn is a Melbourne-based artistic food practice focused on sharing food knowledge and exploring edible ideas through food events. 

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Melbourne.


  • Co-created by: APHIDS and Long Prawn
  • Performers: Lara Thoms and Sammaneh Pourshafighi
  • Waiters/performers: PONY CAM (Claire Bird, Ava Campbell, Dominic Weintraub, Hugo Williams and William Strom)
  • Snacks and bar by: Rahel Stephanie (Eat With Spoons), Ngoc Tran (Shop Bao Ngoc) and Long Prawn
  • Featuring design by: Long Prawn, Aprons Stella Vendetta
  • Researcher: Lara Thoms
  • Producer: Anna Nalpantidis
  • Stage Managers: Stefan Grudza and Celina Mack

This event contains coarse language, references to violence, racism and racial slurs, and images of animal death and taxidermy.


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