Secret Ingredient!

Secret Ingredient! was created by Natalie Ferguson and Toby Gillies as Artists-In-Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario in February and March of 2019.

The event engaged approximately 9000 people over 10 days in Walker Court. Participants created paper sculptures of their favourite home-cooked meals, shared recipes, family cultures, traditions and heritage by way of wacky art making, “food” photography and collaborative installation work.

Our goal was to encourage participants to share meals more often with each other, recognize and appreciate their loved ones and culture and to create an opportunity for sharing family experiences with each other. The secret ingredient is people!
Infinate thanks to the supportive staff and volunteers at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and to all of the amazing, thoughtful visitors who participated.

Link to the project page on the AGO website 

Thanks to the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts 


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