Based in the UK, FoodSketz (est. 2015) is a collaboration between Cat Smith & Alison Clare with a focus on food and drink as a tool for conversation, collaboration & community. Food has potential to be object, subject, facilitator or bystander, as a tool. Food has a culture, a geography and a history. 

Please email us if you have an idea you would like to work together on. Or to send us good
memes.

FoodSketz

Cat Smith & Alison Clare

b.1990/1992

 

foodsketz@gmail.com

twitter/instagram: @foodsketz

 

catering

2019 What’s Eating Our Reality, with Maya Chowdhry at B-Arts, Stoke-on-Trent (upcoming)

2019 The Cucumber Fell in the Sand, Humber Street Gallery

2019 What’s Eating Our Reality, with Maya Chowdhry at Bristol Arnolfini, FLY! Festival of Black Women's Theatre

2019 Intercepted food Supper Club with The Brixton Pound, Brixton, London 

2018 What’s Eating Our Reality, with Maya Chowdhry at Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster with Lancaster Arts

2018 Hello Spring, Foraged Breakfast at Food For Real film festival by Squash Nutrition, St James Gardens, Liverpool

2018 Wet Nelly, for Fairland Collective's FEAST, AtTheLibrary, Bootle, Liverpool

2017 Permaculture Dinner for friends of Metal Garden, Metal, Liverpool

2017 NAWM Away Day, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2017 Sweet Treats for Seen By Everyone, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

 

drinks

2018 The White Review (Northern Launch), The Bluecoat, Liverpool

2018 Hello Summer, Food For Real film festival by Squash Nutrition, Prince's Park, Liverpool

2018 RRR, AtTheLibrary, Netherton Activity Centre, Liverpool

2018 In conversation with Grace Ndiritu, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

2017 Notes on Queerness, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2017 Seen By Everyone, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2017 The 'thinking-business', The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2016 Winter Art Fair, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

 

workshops

2019 Blue Monday, with The Human Library, Crosby Library, Liverpool

2018 Pool Our Resources, Meal for £1 workshop with Sean Roy Parker & Human Library, Crosby Library

2018 FETE, Sauerkraut Workshop with GRAFT Lancaster & Lancaster Harvest Festival, Lancaster Market, Lancaster

2018 Food Rites & Rituals, TATE Liverpool with Squash Nutrition

2018 Fermentation workshop for Squash Nutrition Volunteers, Grapes Community Garden, Toxteth, Liverpool

2018 Fermentation Station (Sauerkraut workshop), Food For Real film festival by Squash Nutrition, Grapes Community Garden, Toxteth, Liverpool

2017 Family Print Workshop, AtTheLibrary, Maghull, Liverpool

2017 Crit Dinner, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2016 Eggstravaganza, Ladette Space, London

2016 Eggstravaganza @ NAWKI, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

 

group exhibitions

2019 The Cucumber Fell in the Sand, Humber Street Gallery

2018 The Offy, Output Gallery, Liverpool

2017 NAWKI CBS Gallery, Liverpool

2017 relay, Surtsey Projects, Liverpool

2016 Fresh 'N' Frozen, 12o Collective, London

2016 Reel Women, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

2016 3030, 12o Collective, London

2016 The Artist Ambassador Convention, with TRAFFIC, Online

2016 Thirty.works, 12o Collective, Online

 

residencies

2018 Low Res Camera Roll, Instagram Residency curated by Georgina Tyson

2016 TASC Studio Kitchen, Bergen

2013 Occupy 01, Lokaal 01, Antwerp

 

other relevant experience

2016 - present Kitchen work & cheffing, various places (Alison)

2015 - present FOH management, various hospitality establishments (Cat)

2015 Mobile Autonomy, Antwerp, working on artist summer school organising accommodation, working in the kitchen run by artist Valerie de Ghellinck, assisting workshops

2012-2013 Various online cooking tutorials

 

publications/reviews

2019 FoodSketz: A Manual, The Cucumber Fell in the Sand, Humber Street Gallery

2019 Comic for OUT OF SERVICE, mental health in hospitality zine accompanying event

produced by Chelsie Dawn, Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool

2018 Zine for What’s Eating Our Reality, Bristol with Maya Chowdhry

2019 Fairmentation Magazine

2018 Zine for What’s Eating Our Reality, Lancaster with Maya Chowdhry

2018 FETE, Graft, article on Feeding Lancaster (online)

2017 relay, art in liverpool review (online)

2016 CONNECT, Lokaal 01, Antwerp

2016 Zine for FoodSketz residency at TASC Studio Kitchen

2016 The Artist Ambassador Convention zine, self-published and co-designed with TRAFFIC/

Lokaal 01, Antwerp

2016 NAWKI, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, review by The White Pube

2016 Eggstravaganza, Ladette Space