Material Memories: Session 5 @ The Islington Museum
Ok, food was ALWAYS going to be a popular topic but wow did the group excel themselves this week… we were in for a culinary treat! An international buffet to delight even the harshest food critic, providing us literally, with food for thought.
After much munching and chatting about food, our good and bad experiences of it and learning all about each others foodie traditions we eventually got down to some making (punctuated by the odd detour via the buffet table).
We had a very productive session, here are some of the panels the group made…
Fuelled by good food energy levels were high and some of us moved on to printing onto fabric with vegetables.
Messy but good fun and great for getting some background texture on which to work next time.
We finished with a creative memory challenge designed to evoke the strong link between smell and memory.
We handed around covered jars containing different food smells and, without revealing what they thought the smell was, shared our immediate reaction and the memory it evoked with the group… with some surprising results. Smells included: red wine vinegar, single malt whisky, peppermint, almond, garlic, fresh ginger, nutmeg, orange squash.
Thank you all for embracing this weeks topic so whole heartedly and for all your efforts in the kitchen, which made this session such a success.
Next week an object handling session with items from the museums archives as we explore connections between collecting, hobbies and memory.