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The Sewerby Cookbook by Ahilapalapa Rands

© The Cookbook Project - Ahilapalapa Rands

Saturday 24 March – Sunday 3 June 2018

at Sewerby Hall, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1EA.

‘Sewerby Cookbook’ is by international artist Ahilapalapa Rands , artist-in-residence at Sewerby Hall & Gardens. Rands has been meeting staff from the Hall, from cooks to curators, and spending time in the wonderful walled garden, learning about local growing. Rands has created an artist community cookbook inspired by recipes; new and old, from Bridlington, the East Riding and further afield. The cookbook includes over 40 recipes submitted by local people, including international recipes supplied by some of the newcomers to Hull that are learning English with Hull-based community organisation, Welcome to English.

The Cookbook combines local contemporary and historical recipes into a collaborative publication looking through the lens of cooking and archiving to explore how our relationship to food and food culture has changed over time. Rands has been advised by Sarah Coe, Food Scientist from the British Nutrition Foundation. It is the final artist project for ‘We Are What We Eat’, for the first year of ‘Surroundings’.

Rands is a New Zealand artist-in-residence, presented in collaboration with the Centre of Contemporary Art, CoCA, Christchurch.

Find out more about the project here.

‘Surroundings’ is a 3 year programme 2017-2020 of international artists residencies and exhibitions on environmental themes curated by Invisible Dust, produced by the Humber Museums Partnership.

Bringing together artists and scientists to produce artworks that explore our environment in 16 Museums across Hull, East Riding and North Lincs. In 2018 our focus is on migration and climate change. In 2017 it was ‘We Are What We Eat’ on food and sustainability and in 2019 it will be biodiversity and landscape. Over the programme we expect these important themes to inform one another and overlap through the artists work and education events. It is funded by an Ambitions for Excellence grant from Arts Council England and Sustaining Excellence grant from the Wellcome Trust.

More details to follow on 2018 artists and commissions.

Surroundings 2017 More info