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Food and Art through the Ages Tasha Marks Tuesday 04 June 2019

Please note:  There is no morning lecture on this date; morning and afternoon members meet together for the lecture after the AGM.  See below for the day's revised timings.

Tasha Marks is an award-winning food historian and artist, who explores the relationship between food, art and history. She 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 she authored the entry on Mrs Beeton, one of the Victorian era’s most influential cooks.

Tasha’s talk will lead us on a whistle stop tour of the history of food as a medium, starting with 16th century sugar sculpture and venturing all the way up to 3D dessert printing and beyond.  Topics covered include: the origins of dessert, the crossover between sugar and art, architecture and dessert (including Renaissance banqueting houses), sugar and spectacle, food as artistic medium, and the future of food.

12 noon: Pre-AGM Luncheon (ticket admission only)

2pm:  The Arts Society Test Valley AGM

2.15pm (approx): Lecture

NB: Parking at the Fairground is horrendous on the day of the AGM.  Please consider parking at the Weyhill Fair public house, a 5 minute stroll from the Fairground.  You will certainly get away quicker at the end of the afternoon, too!

Unfortunately we are unable to welcome guests or new members to the June meeting, as it is such as busy day with both morning and afternoon members meeting together for the lunch, AGM and lecture.