The Banquet

THE BANQUET has been the outcome of H A R V E S T a collaborative, inclusive and interactive art installation based around food and provenance.

H A R V E S T was started in December 2012. It begun in a space that was unknown, undecided, undefined and unlimited. The process of conceptualising from this place was documented to show case how ideas are born, nurtured and released. This vulnerable position of exposing early-unfinished concepts was counteracted with the process and philosophy of giving in abundance.

What started as an adventure into the unknown turned into a collaboration with local urban farmer Matt Allison, the residents of Side Street Studios and artist Amy Ellenbogen emerging in an unexpected, celebratory feast. 

We sourced all our food locally growing our own produce and going to farms in Phillippi. We now grow and source food from a variety of organic and sustainable farms and businesses in and around Cape Town. 

Since then it has always been a unique celebration around our own personal harvest within our own lives as well as the community around us.


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Nix Davies

"Through the mystery of navigating the unknown we are able to wondrously unravel our hearts to expose their true nature.“

Nix Davies is a collaborative, conceptual artist that explores possibilities that arise from consciously stepping into and existing in the unknown. She creates and produces large-scale experiential spaces, events and artworks that ordinarily are impossible to create alone. Nix initiates, instigates and ignites concepts by establishing a platform that require others to step up, risk, interact and belong to the process alongside her. This requires Nix to co-create; manage individuals and groups; and produce an over all piece of work by consciously making or facilitating a series of choices of best possible solutions for specific moments.

Nix often embarks on ‘life installations’ that showcase the emerging and developing of concepts along an ordinarily unknown journey. It is while living and navigating these spaces that she breathes ideas to life.

  • Nix Davies is the founder of The School Of Innovation.
  • Nix ran a collaborative, changing, working space called Let There Be Light in Woodstock for four years at the Woodstock Industrial Centre and Side Street Studios.
  • Nix has recently moved to a farm outside Citrusdal in the Western Cape where she has created Howl from Your Heart and the Hexagon Ceremonial Space.


Nix Davies Conceptual Artist

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