EVENT05.08.2023 / 11.00am3.00pm

Family Saturday

With Zara Masood

Find out ‘how does the smell of cinnamon make me feel when it’s painted?’

Artist Zara Masood invites you to make a mess and play with food to create paintings made purely from everyday food stuffs found in the kitchen. Let Me Play with My Food responds to the phrase, ‘DON’T play with your food’. This activity allows your senses to engage differently and ask questions like ‘how does turmeric feel between your fingers?’, instead of ‘how does it feel between your teeth?’

Food is central to Zara Masood’s identity as a South Asian person and is a key material in her artistic practice. For Masood, play and exploration with food is the artwork and a way to connect with culture. Materiality and performance are key components within Melati Suryodarmo’s practice and Masood shares these interests. Both artists also use domestic and food items, engaging the senses within their work and pushing artistic boundaries.

Please consider making a donation for this free activity.

Ikon’s Education Programme is supported by Cass Art.

About the artist

Zara Masood is an artist and writer based in the West Midlands who makes work that questions identity in relation to South Asian diaspora, second generation-ness and British-ness.

Event Date

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Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

No need to book, just drop in

This event is open to all families and aimed at all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times

Events Room, First Floor

This is a seated event

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Recipes of Food Paint - turmeric. Image courtesy of Zara Masood. 2. Zara Masood. Image courtesy of the artist. 3. Food Paint and Cornflower Paste. Image courtesy of Zara Masood. 4. Painting with Food. Image courtesy of Zara Masood.

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