Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art

Booked out: Elixir Lab: 2 June, 10.30am

Sunday 02 June 2019 (opening 10:30 AM)

at MCA ( venue info )
140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW

All Ages

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General admission $16.85 Allocation Exhausted
MCA Member $13.80 Allocation Exhausted
Concession $13.80 Allocation Exhausted

A botanical experience created by Janet Laurence.
10.30am-11.30am, Level 1 galleries


This intimate tasting experience offers insight into the often-overlooked wonders and healing properties of the plants around us.

Why do plants taste different?

Desire (Elixir Lab) (2018–19) is an experiential botanical laboratory space for the tasting of medicinal plants in the form of liquid elixirs presented within Janet Laurence: After Nature. The experience is facilitated by a botanist performer with insights on the biochemical and cultural connections between the plants and our bodies.

Spaces limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

Image: Janet Laurence, Resuscitation Garden (For an Ailing Plant) (detail), 2011, mesh, laboratory glass, acrylic, mirror, several plant species, seeds, water, medicinal tubing, salts, minerals, various fluids, organza wrapped botanic specimens, rice flour, plywood floor, image courtesy and © the artist

All Ages