Artistic interpretations from 15 Bowland artists under the title of “Edible Masterpieces” were showcased during a competition.
The Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley, Coun. Michael Ranson and his wife, Janette, judged the unique creations of art at a launch event for this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival.
The winner was Christine Coleman with “Dream Catcher”, which can be seen at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe. Second place went to Sue Flowers, whose piece can is on show at the Longitude Gallery, off Castlegate.
Christine said: “My Edible Dream Catcher features mainly seasonally foraged, local hedgerow and garden produce celebrating the natural diversity of the area and is a reminder of the way hedgerows have, historically, linked the district and seasons together.”
Sue’s work recreates the eggs and nesting environments of the hen harrier and oyster catcher and is constructed out of a series of hand coloured icing sugars, worked with dried edible herbs, flowers and salt.
The hen harrier is the symbol for the Forest of Bowland and the most protected and endangered species whose habitat resides within the open moorlands of the Bowland Fells.
Revealed exhibition can be seen at Longitude Gallery, Ribble Valley Art Studios and the Platform Gallery until August 30th.
This is the start of Bowland Revealed, a new inspiring programme of contemporary art in the outstanding natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland.
Bowland Revealed leads a creative journey of artistic discovery with “50 years in the making” creative engagement opportunities to meet artists and take part in high quality art experiences.