Project MotorHouse exhibition Camera Eats First to open at Silverland Studios

Youngsters have created work for the Camera Eats First exhibition

Instagram images of food and the  trend of people take photos of their meals before they take a bite are behind the new exhibition from Ramsgate youth charity Project MotorHouse

The Camera Eats First is the result of a project with photographer Tim Topple and some of Thanet’s talented youngsters capturing the local food scene in images. They’ve photographed people growing, selling, and enjoying food.

Food stylist Lynsey Fox showed them how to style a cook-along video and set up a still shoot of a picnic. Artist Chris Tipping has collaborated with the young people on bringing their photographs together to create an art installation which is a dazzling feast for the eyes.

“Chris has done major art projects all over the UK and was the lead artist for the award-winning Margate Steps. His designs for Camera Eats First have blown us all away,” said project co-ordinator Jo Mapp.

Pop along to Silverland Studios on Ramsgate Harbour to see the exhibition from. Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 5. Opening hours are 11am- 7pm

The project has been made possible by the Arts Council and Gibbons Family Trust.

Silverland Studios, 18 Military Road, Ramsgate CT11 8JG

10 Comments

      • Bringing money in to Ramsgate and actually paying people decent wages,,,,,what a crime. Are you aware how much money arts can bring to an area? How bringing in any funding in to an area that helps young people fulfill their potential again what a crime;

      • I really don’t even know where to begin with this. I don’t even know what your point is? “…yet another arts funded grant”??? – It is a brilliant use of community led arts funding. ProjectMotorhouse are dedicated to working alongside young people in Ramsgate. These young people are enormously creative. Arts funding is awarded to projects that can demonstrate that they do positive and engaging work in the community. These funds cannot be spent elsewhere. Grants are incredibly difficult to come by. This community arts project is a simple catalyst to enable these children to trust that creativity – and in doing so, make them more confident in themselves & their abilities to make a contribution to society. Their families and parents seem to think so too – and so do we. Isn’t this what ‘community’ and ‘local’ are all about? We also rented the gallery from a local business. Employed local builders. Bought all our supplies from local retailers. Collaborated with local schools and community groups and promoted local businesses via the photography of our 14 young people. Any profits from sales generated are shared equitably between the participants. If that doesn’t make you happy, then nothing will.

    • You would be the first to complain if those young people were vandalising or using their time negatively. Getting young people to do positive things….what exactly is your point?

    • It is a brilliant use of everyone’s time. Are you from Mars? These young people are enormously creative. This community arts project is a simple catalyst to enable these children to trust that creativity – and in doing so, make them more confident in themselves & their abilities to make a contribution to society. Their families and parents seem to think so too – and so do we. Isn’t this what ‘community’ and ‘local’ are all about? We also rented the gallery from a local business. Employed local builders. Bought all our supplies from local retailers. Collaborated with local schools and community groups and promoted local businesses via the photography of our 14 young people. Any profits from sales generated are shared equitably between the participants. If that doesn’t make you happy, then nothing will.

    • How cruel to talk about young peoples achievements like that? How can you judge their art as you haven’t seen the outcomes?

  1. Projects like this are not only about creativity, the young people involved learn ‘real life’ skills, too, like working as part of s group to achieve a desired outcome, appreciating different viewpoints and the importance of positivity and resilience!

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