Medicament for your Predicament

Medicament for your Predicament

Medicament For Your Predicament is an experimental pharmacy of political medicines.

From antidotes to ire and diuretics for disillusionment to cures for capitalism – tonics, salves, gargles and powders for our soluble and insoluble bodies.

Drawing on her unique sensory, botanic and social practices, artist Cat Jones creates space for participants to share recipes passed down through generations and across diverse communities whilst experimenting with new approaches to collective and mutual care for our complicated times.

OPEN LAB!

Take part in OPEN LAB! a hands-on workshop to diagnose matters close to the heart and formulate your very own remedy and recipe for transformation. 

When: Sat 27–Mon 29 Aug / 9.30am–1pm
Where: IN | artist run initiative, 4 First Ave, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Tickets: From $35 — purchase here, places limited

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Must be vaccinated to participate (workshop only)
  • Face mask advised
  • Suitable for ages 16 and above (workshop only)

OPEN PHARMACY!

Then visit OPEN PHARMACY! an installation and subversive retail space showcasing the medicaments made in OPEN LAB! and serving up quick and dirty prescriptions, medicinal beverages, and the effervescent power of conversation.

When: Thu 1–Fri 2 Sep / 5–7pm 
Where: IN | artist run initiative, 4 First Ave, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Tickets: Free event — register here

CREATIVE TEAM 

  • Artist: Cat Jones
  • Guest Artist: Marisa Georgiou
  • Provocateurs:
    • Ju Row Farr (UK) and
    • Maja Kuzmanovic (BEL)
  • Invigilator Open Pharmacy: Ruby Donohoe
  • Lighting: Neil Simpson
Image credits: Jacquie Manning and Cat Jones

“What makes [Cat Jones’] artworks important is the capacity to experience as a community, large or small, a shift in thinking.”

Prudence Gibson and Monica Gagliano, The Feminist Plant

Partners

This project will be presented at IN | artist run initiative.

This project was developed with support from pvi collective, Blast Theory and The Australia Council for the Arts, Performance Space, City of Sydney, Create NSW, Vitalstatistix, and Metro Arts and MAAS Powerhouse. With thanks to Ashley Dowell and Peter Mouatt, Southern Cross University.

How to get there

Medicament for your Predicament

IN | artist run initiative, 4 First Ave, Maroochydore QLD 4558

Age/Access

All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible
This event contains plant materials.