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Cartographies of the Imagination

Foraging Dinner: Cartographies of the Imagination

Event Details
29 Jul 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cartographies of the Imagination

An intimate evening of creative food and conversation set within the magical paper exhibition, greenhouse and gardens at Omved.

Everything we do is born from the land, and everything leaves a trace upon it. Especially the food that we eat.

Tickets available here.

Set within the exhibition, greenhouse and gardens, we invite you to embark on a culinary collaboration between Jo Marchandise – Omved’s resident creative chef – and curators/experimental artists Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah. Together, we will take our tastebuds for a stroll around the produce grown, harvested and fermented in the magical gardens of Omved. A vegetarian/vegan menu will be picked, strung and served from the seasonal offerings of the garden, and installed throughout the spaces.


Savouring flavours, smells and pigments from the plants, fruits and roots that grow around us, the traces from our plates, pickings and conversations will add to the ongoing drawing project that evolves and is displayed throughout the exhibition. Anticipate unexpected chances to get up close and smell, taste and touch the nature that surrounds us.


Food is a beautiful weapon to support nature conservation. It is a creative tool I nurture and constantly evolve with, from the seed in the soil to the produce in your gut – mindful, sustainable and holistic food for all is my motto‘ - Jo Marchandise


A unique chance to view the exhibition and RIBA award-winning greenhouse in private, the chef and artists will be present all evening to talk about their methods and processes. Proceeds from the Feasts will go towards the funding of the exhibition and community workshops.



The Foraging Dinner is set in the Cartographies of the Imagination exhibition, showcasing four years of drawing research by landscape and architectural researchers Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah, mapping lost and invisible land- and city-scapes. A collective forum features works from leading voices in architecture, landscape, painting, sound, technology and film. Exhibiting artists include: Francesca Benedetto, Nat Chard, Penelope Haralambidou, Charnjeev Kang, Aisling O’Carroll, Saskia Olde Wolbers, ScanLab Projects, Mira Sanders, Doug Specht, Llew Watkins and Izabela Wieczorek.



The accompanying Cartographies of the Imagination book will be available to buy at the venue, or can be pre-ordered with your ticket booking to collect in-person.


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The venue continues to adhere to the most current Covid governmental guidelines, with reduced capacity and limited timed entry slots, alongside monitoring additional precautions.