Friday, 28 January 2011

Taste our new exhibition at Abbey House

The new exhibition at Abbey House for 2011 is "Taste: The Culture and Politics of Food" which opened on 22nd January and runs for the whole of the year. It offers a mouth-watering spread of food related objects and looks at the many issues and contoversies around what we eat, where our food comes from and who produces it.

The logo and the whole look of the exhibition were designed by students from Leeds Metropolitan University, School of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Bobby Morse, Andy Knox and Greg Michell won the competition to design the exhibition in November and then had to make their vision a reality in time for the exhibition to open last week.

This is the second year we have worked in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University and it has been a fantastic experience both for the museum and the students.

Andy, Greg & Bobby at the opening

Visitors at the opening admiring themselves in the fat & thin mirrors, which are an eye-catching (and mind-boggling) feature of the exhibition.
As well as a wealth of wierd and wonderful obejcts from the collection, there is also a chance to view some fascinating archive film footage courtesy of the Yorkshire Film Archive, including a Headingley fish and chip shop and the canteen at Parkers Mill.