Exhibition: FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

This exhibition runs from Sat, 18th May 2019 to Sun, 20th Oct 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Wed,
17th Jul 2019  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Thu,
18th Jul 2019  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Fri,
19th Jul 2019  
(10am - 10pm)
Sat,
20th Jul 2019  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Sun,
21st Jul 2019  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Mon,
22nd Jul 2019  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Tue,
23rd Jul 2019  
(10am - 5:45pm)

Cost: £17


This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.

Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.

Featuring over 70 contemporary projects, new commissions and creative collaborations by artists and designers working with chefs, farmers, scientists and local communities, it will be split into four sections: ‘Compost’, ‘Farming’, ‘Trading’ and ‘Eating’.

Taking a fresh, experimental and often provocative perspective, projects will present ideas and alternative food futures from gastronomic experiments to creative interventions in farming, with several exhibits physically growing in the gallery space.

This timely exhibition draws on the V&A’s close links with food, including thirty historic objects from the V&A collections – influential early food adverts, illustrations and ceramics – providing further context to the exhibition. Built on the site of Brompton Nursery, the V&A housed an early food museum and over 150 years ago opened the world’s first purpose-built museum refreshment rooms.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 2RL

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