A new exhibition and book, being launched at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery in December, celebrates a passion for exotic, seasonal food with the rich textures of fibre arts.

The Taste of Textiles exhibition brings together work from 20 fibre artists from around the world to display their passion for textile art, cooking and growing food. It will appeal to everyone with a love of food and a flair for the creative.

The contributing artists have represented a variety of vivid produce in their works, including the humble potato, mushy mulberries, beetroot, saffron and rose petals. Each has created a visual narrative based on, and inspired by, their love for that particular produce.

Inspired by the artists’ passion, much-loved local cook Bev Whitehead has created and tested exquisite recipes to mirror the artworks. These include lemon myrtle spelt sables, chilli jelly, fig affogato, pomegranate with rosewater jelly, cardamom labneh and Persian Fairy Floss.

These stunning recipes, alongside images of the both the final dishes and the artwork that inspired them, beautifully captured by local photographer Garrick Muntz, will be produced in a limited edition (200 copies) boxed set, and will be available for sale at the exhibition opening.

Artists contributing to Taste of Textiles include Nicola Henley, Marjolein Dallinga, Polly Stirling, Jill Berry, Sylvia Watt, Glenys Mann, Judy Hooworth and Meredith Woolnough to name a few.

Opening: by Janet De Boer at 2pm, Saturday, 13 December. Come and join us for a fabulous celebration of the artists and food lovers that inspire us. Sample the recipes and purchase this unusual Taste of Textiles boxed set in time for Christmas.

Pre-order you boxed set now anne@timelesstextiles.com.au