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Jarring: The Russian Cookbook Project

Solo Exhibition by Elizaveta Maltseva | April 9 - May 1

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Jarring: The Russian Cookbook Project
Jarring: The Russian Cookbook Project

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09 Apr 2021, 6:00 pm – 01 May 2021, 5:00 pm

Dark Horse Experiment, 33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia


Dark Horse Experiment and Blender Studios presents: 

Jarring: The Russian Cookbook Project

Solo exhibition by Elizaveta Maltseva

Jarring: The Russian Cookbook Project is an ongoing investigation into culture, the domestic and otherness via the avenue of food. Using food and dining customs to talk about home and belonging, this exhibition explores gender and cultural performativity.

The project began with me working on a contemporary Russian cookbook and quickly expanded to looking at how and why I perform my Russian-Australian cis woman identity. What it means to me and all the roles and lines that are blurred between the domestic kitchen space and the artist’s practice space. The show is a pretty epic collection of characters and jarring motifs across 25 new works on paper and canvas.


Please join us on Friday the 9th April 2021 for the opening night, 6pm-9pm. All are welcome.

Opening Night | Friday 9th April 2021 6pm-9pm 

Exhibition Runs | 9th April - 1st May

Gallery Hours | 12pm-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday 

Dark Horse Experiment Gallery | 33-35 Dudley st. West Melbourne Enter via Maloney Lane

Find out more about Elizaveta Maltseva |


Artist Bio

Elizaveta Maltseva is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist and curator of Russian heritage. She has been exhibiting in Melbourne and internationally for ten years. Maltseva’s practice often, but not exclusively, investigates issues around heritage, identity and nostalgia. She believes that art is not produced in a vacuum and frequently explores external stimulus on the creative practice.


- Catalogue of Available Work -

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This is a Tier 3 COVIDSafe Event in line with the Victorian Government regulations.

Please see our COVIDSafe Event Checklist here.


This project is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.


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