Bait is a collaboration of 12 North East based artists. Initiated by Lucy Farfort the project aims to foster the creative spirit and help showcase artists in the region by creating a beautifully illustrated limited edition, recipe calendar.
Each artist was asked to illustrate their favourite recipe or a recipe personal to them, preferably with a North East twist but not essential. The artwork could be as imaginative and out there as the artist wished as long as it had some connection with the recipe & contained the recipe somewhere within the image.
The result of the work would culminate in a functional piece of purchasable artwork (the Bait calendar) and a
month long exhibition, which is being hosted at Quilliam Brothers Tea House in November.
'Bait' is a Geordie term for food, commonly used for lunch. Thanks to Katie Chappell who coined this great title last year when the calendar was originally going to be produced.
The 12 illustrators for the 2014 project are (in no particular order): Ben Holland, Josie Brookes, Lucy Dyke, Bethan Laker, Clare Armstrong, Lara Robinson, Amy Dover, Helen Temperley, Clare Brown, Faye Gollaglee, Sarah Ingledew and me Lucy Farfort.
There will be 400 calendars printed by Potts and these will be available for
purchase from an online shop, Quilliams and directly from each artist.
If you would like any more information on the collaboration please email firstname.lastname@example.org