A whistle stop tour of the history of food as an artistic medium starting with 16th century sugar sculpture up to the present-day 3D printing. Delight in the way that desserts are a crossover between sugar, architecture and art. A treat for those with a sweet tooth and a ‘tasty’ way to end our 23/24 season of art exploration.
Tasha Marks is an award-winning food historian and artist, who explores the relationship between food, art and history. Her practice, AVM Curiosities, champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum-style exhibitions and sculptural installations, to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery. Recent academic achievements include publication in the Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, where Tasha authored the entry on Mrs Beeton, one of the Victorian era’s most influential cooks.