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Eme Diwa Talastas-Dela Rosa | KAPAMILYA

Kapamilya means family, encompassing blood ties, chosen/found family, kin and community.

In 2023, Eme created a series of photo portraits and recorded interviews with 35 participants at Kariton Sorbetes. As part of the immersive experience, participants enjoyed ice cream and shared their personal stories and responses to Kariton's flavours, both familiar and new.

Sun April 7 2024

Join us for a celebration of Filipinx food, culture and community as we premiere a new body of work by Tagalog artist Eme, in collaboration with Kariton Sorbetes. The afternoon’s activities will feature specially crafted treats by local heroes Kariton Sorbetes and Say Cheese, goody bags filled with Filipino snacks for the kids, on-site family photos and premiere access to the Kapamilya exhibition!

This is a free event but bookings are required.

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This event is supported by the City of Maribyrnong via the Love Your West program.


Whenever I indulge myself with an ice-cream at Kariton in Footscray, it transports me back to the carefreeness of my childhood growing up in the Barangay. Once my tita says sige (yes), I bolt to the mama (man) selling the ice-cream in a carton on the street while reconnecting the top-middle strand of my rubber tsinelas (flip flops) holding a few peso coins. The joy it brought to children and their families on a hot day was unmatched. Kapamilya means family in English; it refers to blood relation, chosen/found family, kin and community.