Behind the food on our plates lies a group of real people with lives like, and unlike, our own. We invite you to come and meet them…
The Faces Behind Our Food explores the personal stories of twelve food and drink producers in Lancashire, using imagery and stories to explore the complex environmental, social, animal welfare and political issues that shape the food that we eat.
The project will involve a touring exhibition of black and white and colour photographs depicting local food producers, as well as a series of participatory animation workshops with community groups. We are excited to be working with photographer Johnny Bean and visual artist Ginny Koppenhol to deliver the work. The exhibition is also available online - please follow this link to take a look: http://www.lessuk.org/blog/the-faces-behind-our-food/
The exhibition will launch on Thursday 20th October from 7:00-8:30pm at The Storey, Lancaster. The exhibition’s photography and stories will be shared for the first time, and the artists involved in the project will talk about the artwork.
On Saturday 22nd October we will run a taster drop-in animation workshop from 2-4pm in the Thomas Storey Room at the Storey Institute. Some of the exhibition’s creators will also be on hand to answer questions.
The Faces Behind Our Food exhibition will tour Lancaster District’s cafes and art venues until May 2017. Venues and dates include the following:
Stop-motion animation workshops will also run alongside the exhibition to explore the artwork and the producer’s stories further.
Two stop-motion animation workshops will be open to families, and will run on the 4th April 2017 at Lancaster library. If you are interested in attending please email [email protected] .
All artwork, including animations, will be shown at a final event on the 27th May 2017 at Halton Mill.
The exhibition and workshops are free of charge.