The Travelling Gallery Scottish Arts Council Edinburgh Council Scottish Arts Council Lottery Funded

Spring 09

28th February - 12th June 2009

'Finger Buffet' was an exhibition which explored both the pleasure and enjoyment we get from food and drink, as well as more serious issues, including GM food, junk food, waste and packaging. The exhibition included painting, photography, sculpture and installation.

Alex Frost exhibited clay sculptures based on packaging from healthy or ' grown-up' foods, and Gayle Chong Kwan showed photographic images of utopias constructed entirely from food.

Visitors could also see a painting from Janice McNab's 'Chocolate Box' series, and the exhibition also included images from Mariah Skellorn's 'Convenience Food' series, showing unusual foods growing on trees.

Kate Owens installed two new pieces of work in the gallery, one which created coloured t-shirts using the dyes from fizzy juice, and monoprints made using vegetable and fruit puree.

The exhibition toured across Scotland in the Travelling Gallery, with visits from over 8000 people. The bus stopped at 75 venues over the 15 week tour. (You can download the full itinerary and visitor figures at the bottom of the page.)

This is what some of the visitors had to say about the exhibition:

" All the art was very interesting and yummy" Pupil, Kilchuimen Primary School

"It's hard to decide which piece of art is the best, they are all equally creative in their own right" Pupil, Culloden Academy

" Fabulous, thought-provoking! I think they will try this at home!" Teacher, Eaglesham Primary School

" Great idea to have a mobile art bus, maybe this could be a monthly event?" Visitor, Alyth

"Really interesting type of art, the pictures tell a story within them" Pupil, Auchinleck Academy

" I really thought it was cool, and I would go and see the new tour" Pupil, Mosshead Primary School

The exhibition was accompanied by an education programme which included an education resource pack for all venues, as well as 20 artist-led workshops and events, ranging from teachers CPD sessions to family workshops and artist's talks.

All visitors to the bus received a free booklet about the exhibition. If you'd like a copy just send us an email.

Top Image: Babel (Cockaigne Series) - Gayle Chong Kwan
Second Image:Young Adult (Ryvita/Crackerbread) - Alex Frost
Third Image:Fish and Chips Tree (Convenience Food) - Mariah Skellorn
Fourth Image: Workshop at Baldragon Academy
Bottom Image: Landscape based on food prints from Baldragon Academy


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