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.