Custom Food Lab – News and Events

1st September 2021 – Funding from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

We are so pleased to have been awarded a grant for £5000 from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, to cover salaries for the Locavore Growing Project as we work towards expanding our network of partners and growing spaces. This is the second time Custom has received support from CFCT and we are so thrilled that

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

Disorganising Metabolisms

For Disorganising, the Marrickville School of Economics are collaborating with the School of Instituting Otherwise and the Food Art Research Network hosted by Custom Food Lab to explore economies that foster circularity, interdependence and establish bio-culturally diverse principles that circumvent capitalist paradigms of risk and profit. In this workshop we will explore how artist led economies are

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
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