Artists’ Spread was an event held on Sunday 12 August 2018 at Glasgow’s Project Café, which sought to raise a dialogue around the sustainability of artistic careers and the financial vulnerability of artists. This took the form of a pop-up restaurant run entirely by practicing artists who also maintain employment in the hospitality industry. As well as providing the dining service, the artists created exclusive artworks which were incorporated into the culinary experience in surprising and fun ways.
An exhibition at the Tontine Building, Glasgow took place in September 2018, documenting the one-night-only event with images taken by Cristina Riley, alongside newly commissioned artworks from the event created by Angeli Bhose, David Fagan, Eilidh McKay, Robert Thomas James Mills, Stuart Noble, Ameena Nur and Emma Rogers. Feedback and statistics gathered from the attendees was also presented to examine the feasibility of a new self-reliant and autonomous artist-run model, which could help support artistic career paths in future.
Images by Erin Brown