On 23 November 2016, Bedford Creative Arts borrowed an artist-made dinner-set by internationally renowned collaborative Lucy + Jorge Orta from arts organisation Metal Peterborough as part of our new Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire programme.
The exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food, was a culmination of their 18-month residency with Metal and as part of this, the Orta’s encouraged people to host an art-infused meal.
Comprising of unique porcelain plates, table runners, napkins and conversation starters, the dinner set intends to open up a conversation about food, food waste, food and culture and more…
With the table set at award-winning food hub, Pavilion at the Park, locally sourced food was served to a group of 21 people comprising of 17 artists and 4 Bedford Creative Arts member of staff.
The success of the evening was the rich conversation that happened over the course of the evening paired with the opportunity for local artists to join up, connect, share and get to know one another. We will be hosting our next Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire in January 2017.