Recreate Your Plate


6 April 2020

For the second of our Monday Makes we're taking inspiration from Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness to make some delicious artwork.

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness came to our galleries in 2018 as part of Hayward Gallery Touring's Curatorial Open. This major group project was curated by artist John Walter and explored the nature of visual awkwardness through the work of different artists and architects. For this make our Learning team were particularly inspired by the work of Mexican-American artist Justin Favela and his site-specific installation Floor Nachos (2017). These giant nachos were constructed from tissue paper and cardboard!

Taking this sculpture as their starting point, our Learning team have been creating their own food-inspired art using paint, colouring pens and different printing techniques using household items.

Download our step-by-step Recreate Your Plate instructions to have a go at home. You can draw your own plate, print off our template or draw on your phone using our Instagram Stories template. We'd love to see what you decide to put on your plate - share your creations with us using #DCAmakes.

Want some more inspiration for what to add to your plate and what materials to use? Take a look at these colourful examples made in our Create Space and Family Art Labs.

If you enjoy this activity and you're able to, we'd be so grateful if you'd consider donating to help us keep enriching people's lives through art, culture and creativity. Thank you! 

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