You’ve all seen a multitude of Adelaide Fringe news & reviews popping up on websites across South Australia, but chances are, this will be something you haven’t heard before.
A piggy bank creatively made from free range bacon, ham and salami called “Three Little Pigs/Fry Up”, has been stolen from Gluttony, complete with its contents – donations for charity.
Created by local artist and pig activist Sarah Bettany, the piece of political art that explores the cruelty faced by animals before being slaughtered for their meat and questiones how we can eat ethically was commissioned by Graceful productions and Gluttony as part of an exhibition that explores the peak of rampant consumerism, ignorance and individualism that was 2013.
The exhibition and adjoining comedy tour that runs for the whole duration of the Fringe Festival has involved local business, charities and local and international artists. It takes you on a comedic tour from the future that asks us to reflect on how we will remember 2013 in one hundred years.
Unfortunately on Monday the 25th of February, Sarah’s piggy bank was stolen from Gluttony. Tour guide comedian Xavier Toby was dumbfounded by not only the idea of someone stealing a piggy bank made of bacon, ham and salami but that art theft was not limted to the Picasos, Monets and Van Goghs, and was rife not only in the city of Adelaide but during the Fringe Festival. A crime committed out of offense, cheap amusement or just plain old ignorance, this act was certainly the most potent example of what was 2013.
Where is their Piggy Bank?
Do you have it? If so please give them some reassurance that their piggy has been provided with a nice little pen…
Have you seen it?
Did you notice anyone smelling particularly porky around Monday the 25th of February?
Most importantly the artist and involved businesses would love to have the money contained in the belly of the pig by donation to charity returned.
This is a public appeal, so please help us raise some money for charity to turn the selfishness of this act in to an act of community spirit which will hopefully outshine all other acts when we look back on what was 2013.
Contact the artist, Sarah Bettany on [email protected]