Snack Pop-up

09 December 2023

Join us in the Gallery Shop for an afternoon with Sydney-based artist and maker HOSSEI.

In his performances, sculptures, and installations, everyday things become vessels for joy and healing. Acting as exaggerations and extensions of the body, his fantastic costumes and accessories are imbued with talismanic properties, with the artist stitching lucky charms and ‘blesssings’ into clothing and singing into bags so the wearer can carry music with them.

Meet HOSSEI, enjoy a complimentary drink, and shop an exclusive range of his spirited clothing and accessories.

Snack is a pop-up concept store within the Gallery Shop, platforming functional, affordable products by artists and makers. Purchase exciting new products and meet their makers.



We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact engagement@ima.org.au, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.

Guest Info
  • HOSSEI is a multidisciplinary artist with Persian, Turkish, and Russian ancestry, whose work addresses his heritage and notions of togetherness and healing. He was artist-in-residence at UTS Galleries, Sydney, in 2022–3, where he developed his Blesssense products and his exhibition (2023). He has also exhibited at West Space in Melbourne, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Artspace in Sydney, and in Dark Mofo in Hobart.

HOSSEI, 2023. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.