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Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express!


Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young) / Fruit Machine: Blue Pineapple 2014 / Image courtesy: The artists


Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young) / Fruit Machine: Yellow Pineapple 2014 / Image courtesy: The artists

Harvest Art, Film and Food

As part of the 'Harvest' exhibition, the artist collective Fallen Fruit are presenting a site specific commission of the pineapple.

They are looking to include objects of art and the everyday that represents pineapple in all possible ways.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit has collaborated on fruit and art-related projects around the world for more than 10 years. This will be their first exhibition in Australia.

Fallen Fruit Are Seeking Your Involvement
Queensland Call For Everything Pineapple

Fallen Fruit are inviting local members of the public to contribute works of art and objects with pineapple as a subject or theme that they will then compile and display as part of their commission for the ‘Harvest’ exhibition at GOMA from 28 June to 21 September 2014. The Gallery will not keep these items. Owners must be able to collect their object at the close of the exhibition.

Fallen Fruit says, “We are open to submissions of art objects, drawings, paintings, photographs or mementos that celebrate pineapple in one way or another (regardless of how abstract). Maybe your grandmother has a collection of tchotchkes? A welcome mat or sign at the front door? Are there special dishes that have pineapples painted on them? A bowl or wall hangings with pineapple themed fruit ornamentation? Earrings or jewellery? Waxed or plastic pineapple, paintings – old or new, personal or collected art, handwritten or typed recipes from your great aunt. Maybe your aunt or uncle photographed landscapes and some of those pictures include pineapples?  We are interested in all kinds of pineapple-related objects for this exhibition!”

Submissions are now closed for 'Queensland Call for Everything Pineapple'.  

International Call Out For Canned Pineapple

Fallen Fruit are seeking canned pineapple from every culture in the world! They state: “We are seeking real cans of pineapple with labels in languages that represent everyone everywhere. A Berlin supermarket may have a tin of pineapple from the Philippines. Pineapples are grown in a small area but eaten everywhere in the world.”

How To Get Involved in the International Call Out

Please send us a single can of pineapple with this form to the address below. We need to receive the can of pineapple by 7 June 2014. Your collaboration on this work will be recognized for this commissioned project. Please note that items will not be returned following display.

Fallen Fruit
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
PO Box 3686
South Brisbane Qld 4101