March 2019

Food and Art though the Ages: Renaissance Sugar Sculpture to 3D printing

Welcome to The Arts Society Halifax
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:45
Square Chapel, 10 Square Road Halifax HX1 1QG

A whistle-stop tour of the history of food as artistic medium: 16th century sugar sculpture to 3D dessert printing and beyond.

This lecture is a treat for those with a sweet tooth, as Tasha feels the subject of food and art through the ages is most exciting in the realms of the dessert. 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.


Miss Tasha Marks

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.