Part apothecary, part apothegmary, Medicament For Your Predicament is a socially engaged artwork compounding political pharmacopoeias – ointments, tonics, gargles and powders to soothe our soluble and insoluble bodies.

Drawing on artist Cat Jones’ unique botanic, sensory and social practices, the project contributes to a larger body of research around medicine + feminist futures. This residency includes development of reflective, sensory workshops, an ‘open pharmacy’ event with unique merchandise and a card game.

From antidotes to ire, diuretics for disillusionment and cures for capitalism, Medicament For Your Predicament gently applies a drawing ointment to modern maladies, creating recipes for transformation and queering medicine. Framed by the ethics of autonomy, justice and beneficence the process aims to share intergenerational and cultural knowledge, embody care and begin a chemical change.


Metro at Hope


2 – 24 December 2019

Workshops / $22.19: 
Saturday 14 December, 2 – 5pm
Sunday 15 December, 2 – 5pm

Open Pharmacy / FREE: 
Wednesday 18 December, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Thursday 19 December, 5.30 – 7.30pm


Cat Jones

Cat Jones is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and researcher thinking across social, biological and metaphysical realms. Her work investigates transformation through the subversion of science, history, language and the senses. She works with neuroscientists, biologists, entomologists, gastronomists and more to make performance, media, site-specific, socially engaged, olfactory and edible art.

Jones has received commissions from Sydney Festival, The WIRED Lab (NSW), Proximity Festival (WA), Vitalstatistix (SA), worked with pvi collective, Chicks on Speed, The League of Imaginary Scientists (USA), fo.am (BE), and has presented her work internationally in the UK, USA, Germany and Czech Republic,

Jones has a BA Drama QUT, is previously Artistic Director/CEO, PACT centre for emerging artists and Co-Director then Chairperson of Electrofringe. She is a Creative Australia Fellow 2012, alumni of SymbioticA, and ANAT’s Synapse, affiliate artist researcher, Sansom Institute, Body in Mind, UniSA, winner of the Sadakichi Art and Olfaction award 2016 and 2018/2019 Create NSW Fellow researching medicine + feminist futures.

Artist website: http://catjones.net


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project was assisted through support from the NSW government through Create NSW. This project was developed with the support of Blast Theory and pvi collective. This project was developed with support of Vitalstatistix.