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Peckham exhibition: where you can EAT the artwork


AMP gallery in Peckham is turning into an artist-run-cafe from May-June, Tender Touches is is an art and food exhibition where 12 artists will deliver holistic edible experiences, designing everything from furniture to butter. Time to tuck into the artwork.

Inês Neto dos Santos

Inês Neto dos Santos

Portuguese artist and co-curator of the exhibition, Inês Neto dos Santos, says the exhibition aims to bring people together through food, using it as a catalyst for conversation and debate. The food menu, designed and cooked by Neto dos Santos, will be inspired by her interest in sustainable food practices such as preservation and fermentation.

Inês Neto dos Santos

Inês Neto dos Santos

Visitors will sit at dining tables stencilled with biomorphic designs made by Coco Crampton, will be served food on an assortment of hand sculpted ceramic crockery produced by Bea Bonafini, and will eat using cutlery designed by Lindsey Mendick. 

Inês Neto dos Santos says that “through collaboration 'we wanted to challenge the formal approach to exhibition-making through the interactive nature of visitors eating together, but also question the dynamics of the exhibition space through the presentation of functional art objects.”

Tender Touches forms part of Open Space’s new, annually recurring exhibition series, Edible Goods

1 Acorn Parade, London, SE15 2TZ