Eating the Archives

Eating the Archives

Inkubator worked with the team at the State Records Office to research, and identify stories that would be suitable for sharing with a wider audience to increase the public profile of the SRO and engagement with it by the wider community.

From this story research process a number of exhibition potentials were developed, one of which being Eating the Archives.

Eating the Archives was a multi touchpoint project consisting of a live event, video content and online exhibition for CHOGM 2011 (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting). Menus from functions held to honour former Heads of Government and Royal visits to Perth were drawn from the archives, interesting stories surrounding these menus and events were collated into an online exhibition and the menus themselves where used by local celebrated Chef Hadleigh Troy to reinterpret and create the exquisite open air feast that was held, guest entry was secured via a public competition and VIP invite.