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From Renaissance Sugar Sculpture to 3D Printing Tasha Marks Wednesday 24 January 2018


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.

Topics covered include: the origins of dessert; the crossover between sugar and art; architecture and dessert, including Renaissance banqueting houses; the shift of dessert from luxury, to fashion, to ritual; sugar and spectacle - display and decadence - old and new; ways of seeing - food as artistic medium; and food futures - 3D printing & technology.