What Artists Bring to the Table: Derya Akay, Vivienne Bessette, and Kurtis Wilson
Join us for a day of delicious food-making and engaging conversations with Vancouver-based artists Derya Akay, Vivienne Bessette, and Kurtis Wilson as they explore the table as a practice. During their workshop and discussion, the three artists will investigate ideas of (semi)permaculture, (self)sustainability and unconventionally sourced materials, implemented in alternative means of production of food.
Both workshop and discussion are free, but registration is required as attendance is limited.
Running from July to November, What Artists Bring to the Table is a food series exploring the artistic practices of cultivating and cooking food. The series central theme is how food is both a political act, as through eating we are supporting different systems, and a cultural act, which can both reaffirm one’s own identity, but also assist us to see other’s worldviews. Each event will feature two components: a hands-on workshop, where participants will work with the artist to make a food product, and a discussion, where participants will have a larger conversation about food while sampling the food from the workshop.
Location: Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont Ave #1, Victoria, BC V8R 4B2)
Oaklands Community Centre is on a ground-level floor, with no stairs throughout the building. There are four single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms, two which are wheelchair accessible and one offering a baby change table. The Centre offers ample free street parking and is on the #4 bus route, with the closest stop being at Hillside and Gosworth.
The Oaklands Community Centre sits on the unceded and traditional territory of the Lkwungen-speaking peoples, today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and WSÁNEĆ Nation.
Image credits: Vivienne Bessette