Exhibition On now until Sunday, 20 October 2019

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

A multi-sensory exhibition that unwraps the global food chain. Can what we eat be more sustainable, ethical and delicious?

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

The Independent

a punchy, fun look at the food chain

The Times

  • On now until Sunday, 20 October 2019

  • Gallery 39 and the North Court

  • £17.00

    £10 tickets are available every Friday
    Children under 12 go free

Featuring over 70 experimental and contemporary projects, this exhibition explores some of the biggest issues we face globally – from climate change and sustainability to workers' rights – stemming from the way we produce and consume food.

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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

Fruits from the Garden and the Field, rainbow wallpaper (detail). © Fallen Fruit, 2019.

Supernatural (detail), Uli Westphal, 2019, commissioned by the V&A

'Griechische Oranges. Prinz von Kreta', fruit wrapper, 20th century, Italy. Museum no. E.1704-1974. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Studies of bees and other insects, by Beatrix Potter, about 1895, watercolour over pencil. Linder Collection cat. no. LC 19/B/5. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London, courtesy Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. and The Trustees of the Linder Collection

The Human Trace Tableware, Ewa Klekot and Arkadiusz Szwed, 2016 – 2018. © Arkadiusz Szwed

Parblex, glasses made from non-food-grade industrial potato waste in production. © Chip[s] Board

Totomoxtle table (detail), made from husks of heritage Mexican corn, Fernando Laposse

Brexit Ware egg cups, Harriet Coles

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Fruits from the Garden and Field – limited edition print by Fallen Fruit

Fruits from the Garden and Field – limited edition print by Fallen Fruit

Artists David Burns and Austin Young (Fallen Fruit) foraged depictions of British fruit from the V&A collection.

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Food: Bigger Than The Plate

Food: Bigger Than The Plate

This new book explores the politics and the pleasures of food

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The Vegetabull giclee print

The Vegetabull giclee print

The Vegetabull poster, by Jan Lewitt and George Him, issued by the Ministry of Information in 1941.

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FOOD: Bigger than the Plate