Art Talk: The Story of Food in Art

Fascinating new talk series with renowned art historian, John Francis

Explore the remarkable history of food in art, from the ancient world to the contemporary, across a range of themes.

Together we will consider how food has inspired artists over the ages and has been employed in still life, allegory, surrealism, pop art, feminism and much more.

The fascinating depiction of food in art has served both as a representation of daily life as well as a metaphor for the social and economic. Recipe books by well known artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Claude Monet are a testament to the enduring relationship of art with food.

How much


(£8 students/THG Friends).

Booking required. Book here.

These talks will take place in the main gallery space with seating for a maximum of 17 participants.

Please call 01404 45006 or email with any questions/accessibility requirements. 






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Event aimed at everyone .

Accessible gallery

Assistance dogs welcome

Further info

Call on 01404 45006 or email