Exteriority Complex

FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL “EXTERIORITY COMPLEX” WALKING TALK, led by Cherry Truluck, exploring a space of exchange between the act of making and the place in which it is made. Specifically looking at the production of food as a site specific and socially engaged artistic practice, one which is in the habit of creating

Sunday Lunch with Emily Speed

Emily Speed’s work explores the body and its relationship to architecture. The idea of shelter and the inhabitant. Recent works have particularly interrogated the space around and created by women’s bodies, toying with edible architecture and interactive spaces. Emily joined us for an architectural Sunday lunch at Custom to talk about her work and share

Vessel Open Studio

At the heart of the arts programme Vessel, we hosted an ‘open studio’ residency with ceramicist Jules Degroot, who worked collaboratively with the community in our space to co-create vessels for food, exploring the parallel ideas of creation and production in bodily and ceramic form, as she is herself pregnant. The full collection of work


OVERALL: PERFORMATIVE MEAL – a collaboration between Cherry Truluck and textiles artist Mira Albrecht, resulting in a meal based on foods that dye and methods of transferring the dye to the fabric. The meal took place at a table covered in fabric which absorbed the dyes in the food as the meal progressed. Menu:BorschtTurmeric and

The Guts of the Economy

With Bek Conroy In this workshop The Guts of the Economy Bek Conroy invited participants to explore the wonders of the gut biome and the vagus nerve using speculative group drawing, mapping, and conversations to help connect them to crucial aspects of the ‘oikos’, local economy and the social reproduction of labour. Rebecca Conroy is