Food works

Cherry Truluck’s practice is cross-disciplinary and examines the juncture of domestic space and performance through the lens of feminism and food.

Since basing herself on the Kent coast in 2014, she has begun to work with food to explore communal domesticity, creating pop-up dinners for 20-30 diners in her front room (Locavore) and making architectural models out of food (Sordid Corners). This work particularly focuses on the idea of home as local/site and tests new methodologies for claiming space including foraging for food and collaborating with local food producers. This has led to the launch of Custom Folkestone.

Custom Folkestone is a food/art/community project founded by Cherry Truluck in a purpose-built venue on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm. Located between the sea, the Garden of England and the town’s Creative Quarter, Custom’s kitchen will serve up locally sourced food alongside a menu of food-focused artistic projects.

Custom disrupts the traditional model of a restaurant, making the production and enjoyment of extraordinary food accessible to a wider community through a programme of bartering and labour exchange.Custom’s first season is programmed around sustainable forms of exchange with a walking tour of foraging sites in Folkestone with Clare Qualman, a workshop on the micro-biome in the gut by Bek Conroy, screening of Agnes Varda’s famous film about living off the land “The Gleaners and I” and an open studio residency with local ceramicist Jules De Groot from Cave and Kiln.

Recent works:
Brain Food, Normal? Festival of the Brain, Quarterhouse. Kitchen residency
Cooking Sections Workshop, Open School East
Urban Room, Folkestone Gateway Dinner with Sheaf and Barley
Woodland kitchen, The Ash Project, Kent Downs AONB
The Architecture of Anxiety, Folkestone Fringe Push/Pull for Folkestone Triennial (Curator)

Sordid Corners, The Architecture of Anxiety, Folkestone Fringe Push/Pull for Folkestone Triennial
]performance s p a c e[ Live Art Brunch with LADA
Locavore pop-up meals, Space Gallery, Folkestone
It’s All Going to the Dogs Strangelove festival