Artist Robin Frohardt holding items from The Plastic Bag Store installation

The Plastic Bag Store

Not your usual trip to the shops

It's single-use plastic as you've never seen it - lining supermarket shelves as reconstituted food, groceries and household items.

With a statewide ban on single-use plastic introduced to South Australia from 1 March 2021, The Plastic Bag Store is a timely artefact of a cling-wrapped environmental crisis, with every item sourced by artist Robin Frohardt from real rubbish from the streets of her native New York City. Following its debut in Times Square, The Plastic Bag Store makes its first appearance on international shores exclusively in Rundle Place in Rundle Mall.

You're invited to peruse the aisles of this dystopian supermarket where every item is 100% gleaming plastic - from bottle cap cakes and garbage bag salads to polluted sausages and Bagemite. Combining art, craft, film and puppetry, The Plastic Bag Store is a tongue-in-cheek take on a confronting future of inaction.

As part of the Adelaide Festival, this controversial and thought-provoking installation by international artist Robin Frohardt will appear on Level 1 in Rundle Place in Rundle Mall from 23 Feb - 14 March. Entry is free.

Opening hours

Days Hours
Mon - Thurs 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm