Festival: Lecture ‘AVM Curiosities: Food, Art and History’

The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham (AS NY&SD) presents the lecture ‘AVM Curiosities: Food, Art and History’ by Tasha Marks (pictured).

Tasha Marks will talk about her passion for food as an artistic medium. Her projects range from edible sculptural installations to limited-edition confectionery. Tasha is an award-winning food historian and her practice AVM Curiosities has produced intriguing work for museum-style exhibitions and interactive lectures. She bridges the worlds of food, art and history, and her clients include the V&A Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery. With an emphasis on storytelling and history, the talk will consider senses in the museum space, rituals of eating and why sugar was one of the original artistic mediums.

The AS NY&SD meets monthly at The Blackwell Grange Hotel for talks on art, fashion, architecture, music, garden design and more, all given by Arts Society-accredited lecturers who lecture all over the UK and overseas. The Society also arranges outings, trips to galleries and study tours in the UK and abroad, providing opportunities to socialise while engaging with the arts.

Date and time: Monday 20 May 6.30pm
Venue: The Blackwell Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Darlington DL3 8QH
Cost: £6 (Payable on the door)
Contact: To book a place on this taster lecture, please email Dave Phillips davethameside@hotmail.com or visit the website.