Welcome to Custom Food Lab.

First and foremost we are a collective of people (artists, designers, researchers, growers + activists) who are passionate about food and the future – where food comes from, how it’s grown, it’s potential to tell a story, to connect people to each other, to nature, to heritage, to discover long lost sustainable practices, to reimagine a food system outside of capitalism.

We operate through growing, cooking and sharing food, developing research and artistic projects which explore, expand, dream and share knowledge.

We make food.

We make work about food.

We grow food.

We write about food.

latest news and events

GARDEN HOLIDAY CLUB in the Locavore Community Garden

The Locavore Growing Project, in partnership with Martello Primary are pleased to announce that we will be delivering 4 weeks of fun and learning around food and wellbeing during the summer holiday. Booking prioritises children eligible for free school meals so if you or someone you know could use this, please get in touch asap! Tuesdays-Fridays ...

15th June 2021 – Madeleine Collie selected for Liverpool Biennale Curatorial Study Group

Custom Food Lab Curatorial Director Madeleine Collie will be one of 20 practitioners participating in the Liverpool Biennale Curatorial Study Programme 2021. “By bringing together a diverse collection of voices, Liverpool Biennial 2021 acts as a healthy stomach with a rich diversity of bacteria and cultures. Through this Curatorial Study Group, we will go through ...

Commit to Mutual Aid, Fellowship and Reciprocity

COMMIT TO MUTUAL AID, FELLOWSHIP, RECIPROCITY In 2017, Custom Food Lab’s curatorial director Madeleine Collie, together with artists Clare Qualmann and Bek Conroy, took part in an artist-led weekend of learning with the Marrickville School of Economics, exploring ways to unfuck the economy using feminist artist-led ideas around care, support, nurture and mutual aid. Drawing ...

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