Scotch Thistle Kombucha
// Saturday 9 August 2014, 12pm – 6pm
// Sunday 10 August 2014, 12pm – 4pm
// Opening reception from 5pm on Saturday 9 August
Brun Alen’s Scotch Thistle Kombucha will be available during Clement and van der Wal’s exhibition.
Making kombucha and managing business is something we do together. Is starting a business conjointly a 101 no-no for relationship wellbeing? Kombucha is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that, when brewed with tea, produces a sparkling fermented tea tonic. The myriad medicinal and nutritional uses attributed to kombucha have seen it labelled a ‘cure-all’ drink. Brun Alen is our kombucha brand. Based in Auckland, Brun Alen supplies galleries and events with small batch, specialty brews; a new flavour every fortnight.
For RM Gallery Brun Alen has produced a special tea. Scotch Thistle was introduced to New Zealand in the early 1800s inadvertently by farmers and is popularly considered a weed. Its health benefits include its astringent and anti-cancer properties. The bottle might be a locus for your attention, the moot point is how you are going.
Gesundheit. Brun Alen.
This is the third in a series of events at RM to accompany our participation in International Artist Initiated at David Dale Gallery. For this exhibition, RM has taken the work of thirteen collectives and collaborative groups to Glasgow. And for these associated events at RM we have invited the participants in our project at David Dale to look at ways that they might recontextualise their work for our community back in Auckland.