Artist co-op invites discussion on sustainable food systems

September 18, 2016 7:08 pm Published by
Open Jar Collective

Join the Open Jar Collective to consider issues in the local food system, and connect with others in the face of austerity.

The artists co-op are inviting you to visit their pop up in the Grainger Market on Saturday 15th October as a part of their ‘Notes From The Front Line’ project.

Running from 11am until 3pm, the event will allow residents of Newcastle to share their food sustainability ideas in a space that builds points of connection.

Open Jar Collective will also be posing the question: “who’s on the front line in the challenge to feed Newcastle sustainably?”

The ‘front line’ of food production and distribution is all around us in our everyday lives – from farms to food banks, supermarkets to corner shops, cafes to canteens.

The collective hope to create a space for conversation around the issue, and aim to gather evidence from the ‘front line’.


Saturday 15 October 11-3pm


Pop up shop, Grainger Market, 183-186 Grainger Market, NE1 5QW

Hidden Civil War is a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that expose, collate and present evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today.

Open Jar Collective is an artist co-op based in Glasgow. They deliver collaborative public art projects that range from hosting communal meals and staging unique pop-up events to research, workshops and exhibitions. They use food as a vehicle for bringing people together, as a common language to understand the global economic system, and as a tool for exploring people’s fundamental relationship to the land.

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