Exhibition Opening on Saturday, 18 May 2019

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Inviting visitors to participate, taste and debate, this bold exhibition explores current experiments at every stage of the food system – from compost to table

  • Opening on Saturday, 18 May 2019

  • Gallery 39 and the North Court

  • £17.00

    Concessions apply.
    Advance booking is recommended.

From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

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BaxterStorey serve well sourced, sustainable and delicious food to workplaces across the UK. As an independent hospitality provider, our family of passionate, well trained teams see first-hand the impact delivering good food has on health and happiness at work, as well as the environment.

Exhibition Highlights

Mechelse Maatiaiskana, 22nd generation Cosmopolitan Chicken Project. © Koen Vanmechelen

Alas! My poor Brother, poster advertising Bovril, designed by W.H. Caffyn, 1905, UK. © Henry Caffyn/Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Urban Mushroom Farm © GroCycle

The Sausage of the Future, Carolien Niebling. Photo: Noortje Knulst

Symmetry Breakfast, Michael Zee. © Michael Zee

Ooho! edible water bottle, Skipping Rocks Lab

Hop-picking trip, 2018. Courtesy of Company Drinks, photo Nick Matthews

Merdacotta, ceramic toilet made from surplus cow manure, Giantonio Locatelli et al., © Henrik Blomqvist

Daily Dump Compost at Home, India



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FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
Background image: © honey & bunny/Daisuke Akita