Abigail Wincott from the University of Brighton in Hastings and Bella Wheeler from the University of Sussex will be joined by members of the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, who have recently completed a 12-month research project on narratives of food poverty.
Their exhibition ‘Art on the Breadline’ will be at the Stade Hall on the seafront during the Hastings Herring Fair, from 31 October to 1 November.
On 31 October, members of the public will be able to try out creative research activities involving collage, mind-mapping and a ‘props’ box, developed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities project and similar projects. The aim of the activities is to encourage visitors to propose food research topics and to pose questions they feel strongly about.
Abigail Wincott, Senior Lecturer, Broadcast Media and Broadcast Journalism in the University of Brighton’s College of Arts and Humanities, said: “As well as raising awareness of social and cultural research and the work of the BSUFN in Hastings, the Herring Fair event will kickstart a new collaborative community-university food research project for Hastings, ‘Hastings Bites Back’.
“Unlike many community partnerships, Hastings Bites Back is not a closed collaboration between the university and one community group, but is open to all in the Hastings area.”