We commissioned black British artist EVEWRIGHT to lead 16 young people to design a new mural through online workshops, producing an exciting collaborative and creative activity during summer 2020 in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Art Eat initiated, fundraised, and managed this community mural which was created with young people supported by 14 local youth and community organisations in the area in association with the Ipswich and Colchester Museum Service.
Head to our blog post to see a video about the project.
Art Eat 19 was a two-day visual art and street food festival celebrating all things creative and delicious with taste, sight, and sound sensations all along the Ipswich Waterfront in Suffolk.
Thousands of visitors from across Suffolk and East Anglia enjoyed the vibrant, colourful, tasty, fun-packed and feel-good weekend which took place on the 21st & 22nd September. More Info
We are always planning events and projects and hope to bring Art Eat Festival back to Ipswich in 2022.
Zoë Power Mural
In 2019 we commissioned the Bristol-based mural artist Zoë Power to work with the local community to deliver art workshops and inspire the design of this mural on Quay Street in Ipswich, Suffolk.
We worked with various charity and third sector partners to engage various groups to take part in the workshops. Volunteers supported the paint up, which took 10 days to complete and many, many litres of paint.
Loan Shark Mural
Art Eat was awarded a grant from Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund to work with the artists EVEWRIGHT and the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality to deliver mural design and painting workshops at a local Prison.
The mural was designed and painted in the prison and then installed onto hoardings near Dance East on the Ipswich Waterfront.
We were awarded a grant from The Women's Centenary Fund to celebrate the life of the Sikh Princess, Sofia Duleep Singh, who was herself a suffragette.
To develop this mural design we worked with artist Sikh artist Artful Skecha who held workshops with the locals at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Ipswich to develop the design, resulting in this impactful piece.
In 2019 we worked with textile artist Cydney Barrows to decorate the iconic building Custom House on the Ipswich Waterfront as part of the installation programme for Art Eat Festival.
The installation used brand colors and was in place for two weeks in the lead-up to the festival.
Many thanks to Arts Council England for awarding us the funding for this project.
We organised an arts and crafts fair in the University of Suffolk. Attended by over 40 independent artists and makers, the fair took place during the Art Eat Festival weekend in September 2019.
Art Eat are committed to platforming visual artists and we curate exhibitions and art events as part of our ongoing programming.
Find out more about the artist who exhibited at this fair in 2019 here.