FEAST Journal

Current  Curating

FEAST Journal brings together artists, researchers, academics and cooks to facilitate projects that explore our relationship with food as a social event, a marker of identity, a product of history and a commodity for trade. Initiated as a series of publications FEAST has expanded to included curated events, exhibitions and artists commissions, facilitating a sharing of knowledge between diverse disciplines and supporting creative practices.

FEAST is currently developing a trilogy of editions exploring the commodities of Sugar, Salt and Spice, commissioning new works by Ellie Doney, Jasleen Kaur and Fairland Collective in partnership with The Lion Salt Works Cheshire, Touchstones Rochdale, MMU Special Collections and Museumand.

Ambiguous Implements

July 2017 - April 2018  Curating

Bringing together 17 practitioners from the fields of design, jewellery, metalwork, and contemporary sculpture Ambiguous Implements was a touring exhibition presenting a playful collection of works that evocatively subverted, reframed and reconsidered familiar items of day to day domestic life. The first exhibition opened at Roco Cooperative Sheffield on 6th July 2017 and toured to the different venues of B&B Project Space Folkestone (28th October-19th November), Vittoria Street Gallery, Birmingham City University (29th November - 18th December) and Touchstones Rochdale (May 2018). Two symposia accompanied the exhibition - Crafting the Contemporary at Folkestone Museum (28th of October 2017) and Rethinking Domestic Design at The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University on (29th November 2017).

The project was developed in collaboration with the contemporary jeweller Rachael Colley and interdisciplinary artist Nuala Clooney. Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Studio Dust.

Pala

January 2014 - December 2015  Curating

A programme of film and video broadcasts exploring the notion of interruption within the everyday. Broadcasts were transmitted directly to an individual’s computer screen, visually interrupting the desktop. The broadcasts included both newly commissioned and existing artworks that resonated with the project theme of interruption. 

Cacotopia

May 2014  Curating

An exhibition and film programme exploring Burgess’s use of the term Cacotopia. Participating artists included Ulf Aminde, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, Franziska Lantz, Jen Lui, Rebecca Lennon, Elisabeth Molin, Heather & Ivan Morison & David Wojtowycz. Developed with funding from Arts Council England.

SEVEN SITES

August 2011 - August 2012  Curating

Working in collaboration with theatre practitioner Swen Steinhauser a series of performance and installation works were staged in different spaces across Manchester and Salford providing minor interruptions to the everyday contexts of each chosen site. The series was launched with a performance by Edwina Ashton and subsequently supported the development of new works by Franziska Lantz, Giles Bailey, Salford Lids, Sian Robinson Davies, Amy Feneck & Antonia Low, culminating in a work by Quarantine Theatre Company. The project was funded by Arts Council England and supported by Salford University. 

The Doers, The Drifters & The Dreamers

November 2010  Curating

A weekend festival of music, visual art and performance curated in response to Studs Terkel’s aural history project Working – People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The weekend included works by Ruth Beale, Cupola Bobber, Maurice Carlin, Sian Robinson Davies, Ruth Ewan, FORT, The Grubby Mitts, Claire Blundell Jones, Aiden Jolly, Juneau Projects, Peter Harrison, Phil Stanier, David Williams & UHC. The weekend was developed with funding from Arts Council England.