Custom Food Lab – News and Events

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

6th June 2021 – Layers of Time by Associate Artist Rubiane Maia

The Table [Performance / Public Sharing]  Folkestone, UK Generated from Layers of Time // Residential Workshop led by Rubiane Maia at Performance Space [as part of PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in the UK] – May 2021. “Justamente duas semanas atrás finalizamos o meu workshop ‘Layers of Time’. Três dias intensos de troca e

Shifting the power

In Spring 2021, the directors of Custom Food Lab began the process of decentralising the structure of the organisation. This is a process that will take some time to embed, but it was clear that the top-down hierarchy that had been necessary for the Custom Folkestone restaurant set-up was not right for us any more.

Partnering with the Beacon Plus

We are really pleased to be working with Beacon Plus again, offering work placements to the young people in their programme. Beacon Plus exists to increase the opportunities to access employment and develop skills for independent adulthood for a range of young adults whose statutory education was within a specialist setting. In the Locavore Community

UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training selects 2 Custom Food Lab members!

We’re over the moon to announce that Creative Director Cherry Truluck and associate researcher Alise Kirtley have both been offered a place at the newly formed UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. “The UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT) provides a unique opportunity for transformative and interdisciplinary food systems research. Led by

The Temple of Poo

We are really pleased to be working with Cosmic Constructions in the Locavore Community Garden. The brief was to create an accessible compost toilet for the garden volunteers, boring to some, but Bean, Iz and their team work in an expansive and creative way, so are building the most extraordinary structure. Their process is incredibly

31st March 2021 – Custom Food Lab’s Madeleine Collie interview with Jose Roca

In this video, Madeleine Collie, Custom’s Curatorial Director speaks to Jose Roca about long term ecological research projects in this interview for the Monash University Museum of Art. “Colombian curator José Roca as the Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, which will take place March 12–June 13, 2022.  “José Roca is the Artistic Director of the

Custom Food Lab’s Cherry Truluck wins scholarship to learn with the Hum

Custom Food Lab’s Creative Director Cherry Truluck has been selected to participate in online course ‘Patterns for Decentralised Organising’ by world renowned training organisation The Hum. Run by the founders of Enspiral and Loomio, the course offers practical guidance for decentralised organisations. Cherry will be applying this learning directly into Custom’s operating and governance structure,

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