Merri-bek City Council

K is for Kitab Tabakh

​'K is for Kitab Tabakh' is about food, culture and identity.


Event Details



Event Starts

May 4, 2024

Event Ends

Jul 28, 2024


Counihan Gallery


233 Sydney Road (inside Brunswick Town Hall), Brunswick

​’K is for Kitab Tabakh’ is about food, culture and identity. How is culinary identity shaped in multi-cultural Australia?

This year, Deanna Hitti will transform the Counihan Gallery into a ‘kitab tabakh’ (cookbook), inspired by her mother’s collection of traditional Lebanese family recipes. Hitti’s signature large-scale cyanotypes, inspired by lavishly decorated Lebanese table settings, are accompanied by glorious assemblages of objects from her family home.

Hitti’s experience of growing up in two cultures is both a personal one and a collective one. ‘K is for Kitab Tabakh’ is an exploration of diverse cultural identities in contemporary Australia.

Accessibility information

For information about the accessibility of the Counihan Gallery venue, visit our Access and Inclusion page.


Counihan Gallery
Phone: 03 9389 8622

Further information

For exhibition updates you can follow the Counihan Gallery Instagram page. You can also go to the Counihan Gallery Facebook page.

This exhibition is in the Middle Gallery.

Image caption: Deanna Hitti. K is for Kitab Tabkh (cookbook), 2023. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Cat Black

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