Inside the FOOD: Bigger than the Plate exhibition

Produced as part of FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Ran from 18 May 2019 to 20 October 2019

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This major exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A mind-boggling collection of smart, creative, sustainable and surprising innovations that rethink all aspects of the food cycle.

Time Out
Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A wacky exploration of the politics and economics of our diet.

The Guardian
Oyster mushrooms at FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. Photo Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Curators May Rosenthal Sloan and Catherine Flood have collated 70 exhibits that are by turn funny, scary, intriguing, disgusting, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational.

The Telegraph
Company Drinks stand. Installation image at FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Company Drinks. Photo Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Center for Genomic Gastronomy, LOCI Food Lab. Installation image at FOOD Bigger than the Plate © the artist. Photo Victoria and Albert Museum, London

It's a punchy, fun look at the food chain, which gives an insight into the way we eat while capturing the zeitgeist around food waste and single use packaging.

The Times
Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The V&A's latest must-see exhibition, examining the thorny subject of sustainable eating, from gastronomic experiments to urban farming.

Evening Standard Magazine
Alice V Robinson, 374. Installation image at FOOD Bigger than the Plate © the artist. Photo Victoria and Albert Museum, London

★★★★ A curious delight, just don't go in hungry.

The Independent
Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Positive innovation abounds in a show that eggs us on towards a more sustainable future... This is a show that will stick with you, encouraging you to interrogate why you eat what you do.

The Londonist
Karen Guthrie and Grizedale Arts, House of Ferment. Installation image at FOOD: Bigger than the Plate © the artist. Photo Victoria and Albert Museum, London

FOOD: three years in the making, though acknowledging the past for context, looks to the future for solutions – and it couldn't arrive at a better time.

The Telegraph
Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

You'll leave feeling blown away by the possibilities.

The Times
Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate © Victoria and Albert Museum, London