The Arts Society, Chiswick lecture: Food & Art through the Ages: From Renaissance Sugar Sculpture to 3D printing

8.00pm, Thursday 8 November

The lectures are held in the Malinova Room at The Polish Centre (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RF.

Tonight’s lecture is on Food & Art through the Ages: From Renaissance Sugar Sculpture to 3D printing. A whistle-stop tour of the history of food as artistic medium; starting with 16th century sugar sculpture and venturing all the way up to 3D dessert printing and beyond. This exploration into the realms of dessert as spectacle includes an accompanying display to illustrate and enhance the historic subject.

Tonight’s lecturer 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 Marks authored the entry on Mrs Beeton, one of the Victorian era’s most influential cooks.

Tickets: Free to members. £10.00 on the door for non-members.

Membership: Individual membership £50 for the year. £90.00 for two people at the same address. Go here to join.