Grub's Up


13 September, 7pm
Pacific Cultures Gallery, Mezzanine, and Main Foyer, Ground Floor
Adults 18+ only, ID will be requested at the door. 
Tickets $25 each, purchase online 


Could eating insects, called entomophagy, solve the issue of world hunger? Professor Chris Daniels will host two expert panels as they discuss the big questions around food sustainability and other entomological issues.

Insects could be the food of the future, according to a United Nations report. Over two billion people in the world eat insects as part of their traditional diet. 

After the panel discussion, enjoy – if you dare – an insect feast by renowned Bistro Dom Chef Duncan Welgemoed. Crunch away on crickets and other tasty invertebrates, drink South Australian wine (Jauma), beer (Lobethal) and cider (Lobo) and be entertained by Triple J Unearthed band Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts.

Introduced by South Australian Museum Acting Director Professor Andrew Lowe, and moderated by Professor Chris Daniels, Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia.



  • Duncan Welgemoed, Chef Patron of Bistro Dom
  • Professor Phil Weinstein, Professor of Ecosystem Health, Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia
  • Professor Andrew Austin, Director of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, University of Adelaide
  • Kristen Messenger, Invertebrate Ecologist, Bugs n Slugs, Conservation Education Services


  • Fresh curd and roasted ant tart
  • Sesame crickets, kimchi and kombu
  • Beetle and chocolate tart with dehydrated raspberries
  • Edible scorpion garden






Related Guardian article: Grub’s Up: can insects feed the world?