Tuesday 5 Feb 2019. Tasha Marks on ‘Food and Art Through the Ages: From Renaissance Sugar Sculpture to 3D Printing’

Alabaster Ruins – Tasha Marks – AVM Curiosities – Photo courtesy of artist

A whistle-stop tour of the history of food as artistic medium; starting with 16th century sugar sculpture and venturing all the way up to 3D dessert printing and beyond! This exploration into the realms of dessert as spectacle includes an accompanying display to illustrate and enhance the historic subject.




Tasha Marks is an award-winning food historian and artist, who explores the relationship between food, art and history. Her practice, AVM Curiosities, champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum-style exhibitions and sculptural installations, to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery. Recent academic achievements include publication in the Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, where Marks authored the entry on Mrs Beeton, one of the Victorian era’s most influential cooks.

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