Marikit Santiago: We Eat This Bread

National Exhibition Register

  • A Seat at the table (Magulang)
    Marikit Santiago A Seat at the table (Magulang), 2022
    Acrylic, oil, pen and 23.75K gold leaf on found cardboard (collaboration with Maella Santiago, Santi Mateo Santiago and Sarita Santiago)
    122cm x 83cm
    Image Credit
    Photograph by Garry Trinh

About the exhibition

The title of the exhibition, We Eat This Bread, takes its name from the well-known Eucharistic Prayer which occurs at the heart of every mass.

Within this exhibition Santiago presents a series of works that showcase the Last Supper extending the story to consider the rituals, traditions and structures that shape their cultural and social identity.

Through painting, portraiture and installation, Santiago embraces and layers imagery from the cannon of Western art history with rich cultural symbolism that calls upon Philippine heritage, Catholicism, folklore, myth, and personal memories. (Excerpt from catalogue essay by June Miskell).

This exhibition was developed as a solo show by Fairfield City Museum & Gallery. Santiago is represented by The Something Machine, New York This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

We Eat This Bread will be on display at Lake Macquarie Yapang Gallery from 29 July - 17 September 2023.

Artists and Curator


Marikit Santiago

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/03/2024 - 31/12/2024
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Labels
Primary contact
Carmel Aiello
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
02 9725 0190
Secondary contact
Vanessa Jacob
029725 0222