Appetite for Design8 May 2015 – 30 June 2015
Appetite for Design features the work of leading Irish and international designers, cooks and restauranteurs, documenting, discussing and speculating about the design of food and our experience of it.
Food is no longer merely about the simple act of eating, and the pure experience of smell and taste. New trends and materials have led to unique opportunities for the designers of today to enhance and elevate one's culinary experience by speaking to our minds as well as our stomachs. Engaging all our senses in a holistic culinary experience.
Appetite for Design showcases examples of the aesthetics, promotion, communication and representation of food, along with the equipment and tools used to prepare and consume food. Featured work includes Bompas & Parr, Marije Vogelzang, Omer Polek, The Decorators, Chapter One and Loam.
A series of culinary evenings and performances to accompany the exhibition will hosted by The Domestic Godless, Culinary Counter and Barry Fitzgerald.
The exhibition is curated by Designgoat and explores the very best of Food Design and builds on the increasing global recognition of outstanding Irish produce from coast to coast, and seabed to soil.
Education & Outreach
APPETITE FOR DESIGN: EATING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME Sat 9 May, Sat 23 May, Sun 7 June.
As part of Appetite for Design exhibition curators, Designgoat, invite chefs, food designers and artists to create a series of Eating Experiences, presented in the National Craft Gallery. Each individual Eating Experience will be a totally different culinary encounter; showcasing seasonal, wonderful and bizarre foods.
Final Eating Experience:
Eating Experience 3 with Culinary Counter Sun 7 June, 4pm
Booking for the Eating Experience series is through Eventbrite.ie. Limited places available. Unfortunately, special dietary requirements cannot be accommodated.
Previous Eating Experiences included:
Eating Experience 1 with Barry Fitzgerald Sat 9 May, 6.30pm
Eating Experience 2 with The Domestic Godless Sat 23 May, 6.30pm
FAMILY DAY: NATIONAL DRAWING DAY Sat 16 May, 12noon - 4pm
Fun drawing workshops & activities for all ages. Free event, more information here
BEALTAINE FESTIVAL: CRAFTERNOON TEA Fri 22 May, 1pm
Talk, tour and tea exploring the exhibition Appetite for Design for Bealtaine Festival. More info here
LATE DATE: PACKAGING DESIGN FOR FOOD Thurs 21 May, 6.30pm
Kathryn Wilson of Slater Design, Karen and Natalie Keane of Bean and Goose Chocolate with Sarah and Eleanor Duggan of The Little Green Grocer, talk inventive packaging design - the vital ingredient. More information here
FAMILY DAY: MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY Sat 13 June 10.30am & 12noon
Children are invited to a ‘Mad Hatters’ tea party were creativity and food will collide to create a magical eating experience. Booking required 056 7796151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LATE DATE: DESIGN TALKS, PUBLIC SPACES & FOOD Thur 25 June 6.30pm
SCHOOLS 10am & 12noon Tuesday - Friday
FOOD DESIGN Tour & Activities for Primary School students
WEEKENDS: DISCOVER & DESIGN Sat & Sun 10am -5.30pm
Visitors of all ages can design, draw, build, and create with self-guided activities at the weekend. Drop in and get creative!