427 Docklands Drive: The Food Court is located in Waterfront City, near the grass amphitheatre. (In front of Harbour Town)
Catch the 86, 35 or 70 tram all the way to the last stop at Harbour Town.
Mon – Wed Closed, or by Appointment.
Thursday to Sunday 10 – 5pm.
Also open varied hours for events & exhibitions.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from individual artists, collectives, curators, groups and organisations from all disciplines and areas of the Arts. We are interested in workshops, exhibitions, Arts events, launches, short or long-term residencies, performances and screenings. Space fees are flexible based on duration and space requirements and can be negotiated in consultation with artists.
For more information or to apply please use this form.
In addition to the main committee, The Food Court has on-going support from a range of wonderful volunteers who constantly contribute their time and energy to the space. If you’d like to get involved please email us.
The Food Court is an exhibition and Arts project space for emerging and established artists, located in the Docklands in an abandoned Food Court. We provide an unconventional and affordable space for artistic projects and events, with wider objectives of fostering artistic experimentation, social and public space activation as well as community exchange.
Nico Reddaway is a Melbourne based artist working primarily with media, installation and performance. Her work eloquently merges self-performance and video. Drawing on themes of identity and transformation, Reddaway’s work gives the viewer unique passage to the spectacle of the absurd. Nico Reddaway completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts at RMIT University, in 2012. In 2013 and 2014 she has exhibited and performed at various galleries and festivals including Melbourne Fringe Festival, Gertrude Projection Festival, The Next Wave Festival, White Night Festival, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Colour Box Studio, Testing Grounds, D11@Docklands, Lincoln Art Centre, First Site Gallery, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, and Donkey Wheel House. Reddaway has been gaining industry experience interning for Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival and has previously held intern and volunteer positions for RMIT Gallery, ACMI, MIFF and Next Wave Festival.
Amie Anderson is a Melbourne based artist who seeks to enquire into social systems and systems of knowledge through various projects, often exploring and documenting with archival methods of collecting and utilizing video, performance art and installation. Her work recurrently displays a strong interest in breaking down social barriers through art, creating opportunities for exchange and both inter-human relations and personal experiences. In pursuit of this, her work is approached as a kind of extrasensory investigation, one which invents new kinds of knowledge, sustains intuition, and disrupts our sense of ‘self’ in the world. Resulting works occupy both the space of the banal and the miraculous. The body, particularly her own, often becomes a natural extension of her work; a conduit through which actions and ideas flow, touching on the nature of our corporeal existence.
Amie, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at The Victorian College of the Arts, in 2012. Since graduating she has exhibited and performed in various group shows and collaborated with divergent artists and groups on artistic and socially engaged projects.
Amie is also an artist mentor and facilitator with Art Circle – Yooralla; an initiative that creates inclusive networks between artists with or without disabilities, leading to independent and visible practices within the arts community.
Clare Walton is a Melbourne based artist and owner/creative director of Visual Feast Creations. Clare has over 10 years experience within the community arts industry having worked with organisations, councils, schools, festivals and community groups across Australia and overseas. Her experience ranges from curating shows in London and Cork (Ireland) to designing and facilitating workshops, residencies and school incursions in Victoria, NSW, WA, QLD and North Eastern Arnhem Land. Having originally trained in Fashion Design and Millinery her personal work is still very much influenced by this. Her work explores the beauty of the unseen natural environment. Clare has exhibited in various group shows including Come As You Are at The Food Court in 2014 and held solo shows at Victoria University Foyer Gallery 2012 and as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2013.
James Wright is an artist and technical director working across moving image production, installation and performance. His work has been shown at This Is Not Art Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Liquid Architecture Festival, Next Wave Festival, West Space Gallery, Seventh Gallery, RMIT School of Art Gallery and the Gertrude Projection Festival. In 2012, he founded NON, a production company dedicated to the creation and documentation of art. In this capacity James has worked with organisations including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, GetUp Australia, Chunky Move, Dance Massive Festival, AGideas International Design Conference, Arts House, Liquid Architecture Festival, What Is Music Festival, Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne Bike Festival and worked with artists including Ash Keating, Antony Hamilton, Byron Perry, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Anthony Pateras, Melanie Lane and Santina Amato.
Matt Tierney (online, Matt Leaf) is a musician and audio-visual artist from Australia. Between software programs, electronic instruments, guitars, cameras, and appropriated content, Tierney navigates a range of approaches to digital media in an evolving body of work that is often abstract, and multi-lingual in its approach. In recent years he has been a recipient of numerous grants from funding bodies such as the Australia Council for the Arts, CAL Australia, JUMP Mentoring and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. He has participated in Artist in Residence programs with BIG CI in the Blue Mountains NSW, ANAT in Perth and Harvestworks in NYC. Most recent activity has been live performances in Australia and the United States under the name ‘PROGRAMS’, with installation work predominantly exhibited under the name ‘Leaf-tierney’, at West Space, Liquid Architecture Festival, NEW LOW, Blindside, Screen Space, various BYOB shows, and Design Festa Gallery in Tokyo.
David Short is a Melbourne based artist and filmmaker whose practice explores various mediums and concepts that revolve around the domestic environment, from inside the home to the backyard. In May 2008 David embarked on a project Land Inspection Now Open for Next Wave Festival 2008. From 99 suburbs across Melbourne, David collected 99 samples of land, which were extracted, valued, individually packaged then sold. Land Inspection Now Open was an exhibition project that employed methods of sampling, land categorization and mapping to illuminate and dissect the concepts of land ownership and value. After finishing a bachelor of Fine Art (media arts) at RMIT University In Australia, David has combined his two practices of installation/sculpture and film to venture into experimental film and video art works. Both experimental films Kitchen Horror and Carpet Burn where screened at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2010 and 2011.