Meal in a Drum

Tantalising glimpse through the back gate of the former Red Parrot Nightclub, now Artrage workshop. For one, there’s a giant mirror ball, but more interesting for worst fans are the dums of “Big Meal  Single Serve” stacked nearby. I assumed that the Artrage worker diet would lean heavily in the 2 minute noodle direction, but these barrels of faux soylent are a savage indictment of this city’s arts funding. Let a thousand haikus bloom.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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157 Responses to Meal in a Drum

  1. Hugh Jass says:



  2. simmo says:

    That’s just an old show prop. I don’t think the bogans of Balga consider it a Michelin Star banquet.


  3. Bento says:



    • shazza says:

      C’mon Bento, fair suck of the sauce bottle.

      Meh meh meh meh meh
      meh meh meh meh meh spring time
      meh meh meh meh meh


      • skink says:

        Take a step back and see the little people
        They might be young, but they’re the ones that make the big people big
        So listen as they whisper:
        “What about meh?”

        What about meh? It isn’t fair
        I’ve had enough, now I want my share
        Can’t you see, I wanna live
        But you just take more than you give


      • Natalia Fan #1 says:

        Best haiku I’ve seen in a while!


  4. monkeypants says:

    I do believe that as we discuss industrialised foods today it is appropriate to draw to your attention the demise of
    the inventor of the wine cask, South Australian Riverland grape grower Thomas Angove, has died in Renmark, aged 92.

    The man should be cannonised for seeing many of us through our drunken teenage years. RIP Thomas.


  5. CB One says:

    I think that’s the mirror ball Geisha bar brought unseen, then found out that they couldn’t fit it in the bar – hilarious! Artrage got it on the cheap and it used to hang in the back section of the Bakery.


  6. Pfortner says:

    Bisector plane meal
    Reap’t as you sove; one single
    Recursive barrel


  7. skink says:

    Piero Manzoni
    filled a can with his own shit.
    Artrage supersized it.


  8. skink says:

    can’t fucking count


  9. Shreiking Wombat says:

    There’s a typo, skink. You mean can’t fucking cunt.


  10. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Fuck me sideways Jesus with tits on top. Check-out what’s just arrived in Fremantle:


  11. skink says:

    and I see from the newspaper that this weekend is Fremantle Buskers, Jugglers, Living Statues and Other Irritating Cunts Festival.

    theer must be some good Twopportunities for photos.


  12. David Cohen says:

    Glitterdome welcome
    A warm bough for sitting to
    Drink electric soup.


  13. Mez says:

    not sure ifn anyone has mentioned it yet but the big tins were from an exhibition at Breadbox Gallery called Supermart – 2004, I think – is it still art if it is stored upsidedown in an abandoned nightclub?


  14. And the comments go haywire again.


  15. blerg says:

    I have it on good authority that, that massive disco ball was purchased for a very large sum of money for a perth nightclub….when it arrived they couldn’t get the damn thing through any of the doors into the club and thus sold it to artrage for half the price.
    hahahahaha perth.


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