Projects – News and Events

18th February 2023 – BUY THE SEED ZINE!

Our Zine, created in collaboration with the Gaia Foundation is called “Into the Wind with the Seeds” and is available for sale, for just £2.50 plus P&P:

Seeding an Imaginative Future

An artists panel talk for the Seed Gathering 2023 3pm, Sunday 12th February 2023 UK and international artists working at the forefront of cultural engagement with farming, seed saving and the politics of our food systems will join Artist and Creative Director of Custom Food Lab, Cherry Truluck in conversation. The panellists will be invited

The Seed Gathering 2023

Custom Food Lab are delighted to be working with The Gaia Foundation as their arts programming partner on the 2023 Seed Gathering. We are collaborating with the Gaia team on programming across the weekend, as well as co-curating a Zine which will be sent to every audience member. Our contributions to the gathering include an exclusive film

Folkestone Community Feast

Custom Food Lab’s first community feast since 2019 will be open to all from2.30pm on Friday 12th Augustat the Locavore Community Garden, CT19 6DT From 2.30pm:  GARDEN TOURS led by children from Custom’s ‘Taking Root’ holiday club, WORKSHOPS AND DEMOS about local food – past, present and future (including Rebel Farmer and Incredible Edibles Cheriton),

22nd June 2022 – Introducing Jack Ky Tan and the Governance Garden

As part of our upcoming project ‘Seeding the Commons’, Custom Food Lab directors have been working with artist Jack Ky Tan to creatively reimagine our governance. Custom Food Lab has been through so many changes over the last couple of years. When we began, we were very focused on aligning food production through our restaurant

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

The Imaginary Museum

A proposal by Speculative Landscapes. Every museum is a function of collectivity, as we look together for strategies of regeneration, anticipating the precarity created by rising sea levels and loss of landscape, the museum must participate in this movement of collective transformation. The new foundation for museums of the future will be the landscape –

5th January 2021 – The Warren Oracle

The Speculative Landscapes collective are developing new ways (and rediscovering old ones) of reading and learning with the landscape of the Folkestone Warren. Associate artist Rubiane Maia introduced the idea of the Oracle card through an informal workshop. Oracle cards – sometimes called divination cards or decks – are sets of cards with pictures and