Alex Davern

My great grandad met an Indigenous fella once (The Origin of Water), 2016

acrylic, vinyl, perspex & canvas

112 x 184cm

From the artist

I’m interested in the interconnectedness of things. 1832 Cascade brewery opened; 1923 Vegemite produced as a by-product from discarded yeast; 1984 Vegemite first product electronically scanned in Australia; 1987 Cascade adopts Gould’s image of Tasmanian Tiger; 1990s Vegemite banned in Victorian prisons to prevent inmates brewing alcohol; 2008 billionth jar produced; multi-national company acquires Cascade (2011) & Vegemite (2012). 

Artist background