Sparkke at the Whitmore – a female-founded and led social enterprise – will kick off 26 January At Our Place celebrations from today, with the return of a photographic exhibition of 13 portraits celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
The exhibition, Women’s Work, is collaboration between Sparkke, the South Australian Museum, Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam, and a host of formidable SA Aboriginal Leaders celebrating the accomplishment of South Australian Aboriginal Women as a mark of respect, acknowledgment, and gratitude.
Sparkke co-founder, Kari Allen, said, “While many Australians support changing the date, broader national conversations are needed to build genuine understanding and commitment to overcoming the racism that continues to stain our nation. Conversations founded in knowledge and respect are a powerful force for change – and we’d like to see many more of them.”
The exhibition also has jewellery created by the artists of the exhibition Story Necklace at SA Museum which will be on sale and will run until Sunday 7 February, when Sparkke will join SA Museum for an exclusive, invite-only ticketed event Not Australia Day.
Hosted by John Carty, Head of Humanities at SA Museum, and Kari Allen, from Sparkke, guests will have a VIP, out of hours, private guided tour of Story Necklace, a collaborative exhibition with Ikuntji Artists with 100% of profits from ticket sales going to the South Australian Museum in support of the Story Necklace, which is expected to tour nationally later in the year.
The award-winning restaurant has also designed a limited Respect & Burger menu for this weekend, created by Sparkke at the Whitmore, new Head Chef Kane Boase and fire-grill queen Alana Brabin, with a choice of seriously gourmet burgers, including a Flame Grilled Beef Burger, Falafel Burger, Lobster Roll, and a Pork Shoulder Burger, all made with premium, beautiful fresh local produce.
All of the burgers come with a serve of fries, a fresh garden salad, and a can of Sparkke R-E-S-P-E-C-T Pilsner until Sunday 7 February.
“We fully acknowledge that in 2021 we continue to need more options for marking 26 January; greater activities based around the concepts of respect, reconciliation, and the restitution of racial equality,” Kari concluded.
Sparkke’s exhibition and Respect & Burger deals run from Friday 22 January until Sunday 7 February.
About Respect & Burger:
Available Friday 22 January – Sunday 7 February
Flame Grilled Beef Burger $30 – Premium McLaren Vale grass fed flame grilled beef topped with Kris Loyd washed rind cheddar, Kas’ Iceberg lettuce, house made bush tomato chutney, fresh tomato, and house samphire pickle on a hand shaped brioche bun. Served with fries and a fresh summer salad.
Falafel Burger $25 – Handmade falafel with our native parsley tabbouleh and drizzled with roasted KI garlic sauce and house made saltbush hummus all wrapped up in fresh lebanese bread (VEG). Served with fries and a fresh summer salad.
Lobster Roll $32 – Premium SA Lobster dressed in a lemon myrtle vinegarette, topped with Kas’ Iceberg Lettuce and a seafood aioli with house grown lightly fermented chillies laid on a hand shaped brioche bun. Served with fries and a fresh summer salad.
Pork Shoulder Burger $30 – Boston Bay Pork Shoulder, braised in Sparkke cider with aniseed myrtle and topped with a juicy Adelaide Hills crunchy summer apple salad on a hand shaped brioche bun. Served with fries and a fresh summer salad.
All burgers come with a serve of fries, fresh summer salad, and a can of Sparkke R-E-S-P-E-C-T Pilsner.
All event information available at: www.sparkke.com
317 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000
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