'Initiated by children's illustrator and author Lucy Farfort the Bait project aimed to foster the creative spirit and help showcase artists in the region by creating a beautifully illustrated limited edition, recipe calendar.
Each artist was asked to illustrate their favourite recipe or a recipe personal to them, preferably with a North East twist but not essential. The artwork could be as imaginative and out there as the artist wished as long as it had some connection with the recipe & contained the recipe somewhere within the image.

The result of the work would culminate in a functional piece of purchasable artwork (the Bait calendar) and a month long exhibition, which was hosted at Quilliams Brothers Tea House.

'Bait' is a Geordie term for food, commonly used for lunch. 

The 12 illustrators for the 2014 project were (in no particular order): Ben Holland,  Josie Brookes, Lucy Dyke , Bethan Laker, Clare Armstrong, Lara Robinson, Amy Dover, Helen Temperley , Clare Brown , Faye Gollaglee, Sarah Ingledew and Lucy Farfort.

There were 400 calendars printed by Potts and these were available for purchase from an online shop, Quilliams and directly from each artist.'

You may also like

Back to Top