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Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design

Bywaters, MC ORCID: 0000-0001-9951-8771, Malpas, J ORCID: 0000-0003-4378-8937 and Lehman, K ORCID: 0000-0002-1652-4701 2017 , Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design [visual art exhibition toured across Tasmania]. University of Tasmania.

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In a physiological sense, food sustains life. For all organisms, humans included, the 'circle of life' includes some form of food, and without it, the organism will not survive. However, for humans this basic view of food has long since become an insufficient explanation of all that we now think and feel when we hear the word 'food'.Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design deliberately posited an international stance, placed within a Tasmanian context-Tasmania is, after all, part of the global community. Themes addressed by the exhibition included: global issues (sustainable use of global resources; famine and hunger in developing nations; biosecurity/food security); social and health policy (gluten and fructose intolerance; eating disorders; childhood obesity, health education); economic issues (ownership of the means of production; ownership of the land and the firms that make our food; the role of agriculture in our economy); 'modern' food (organic production; vegetarian 'options'; farmer's markets; paddock to plate; paleo diets); human behaviour (food as a source of pleasure/hedonism; indigenous food; rituals associated with food; food tourism).

Item Type: Creative Works
Authors/Creators:Bywaters, MC and Malpas, J and Lehman, K
Keywords: food design art
Publisher: University of Tasmania
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Copyright 2017 the creators

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Date of Advertisement for Exhibition: Feb - March Art Almanac
Place of Advertisement for Exhibition: Art Alamanc

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