Wednesday, 16 April 2008

News from Smarties

UK’s first ever edible exhibition opens in London

On Friday 18th April, food artist Prudence Emma Staite unveils a unique set of paintings made completely from chocolate, as part of the Smartie Art exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Her pieces include iconic landmarks from around the UK including the London Skyline, the Blackpool Tower and the Angel of the North as well as recreations of famous artwork such as Andy Worhol’s ‘Monroe’ and Banksy’s ‘Spotless’.

The edible exhibition is part of a wider initiative launched by Smarties to encourage parents and children to get creative in the kitchen by using food in arts and crafts. The exhibition will also contain chocolate art created by children from around the UK who entered their work into a nationwide Smartie Art competition.

The exhibition is being unveiled to celebrate the return of the blue Smartie, which has been reintroduced to the tube with no artificial colours or flavours.

Location: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
Tube: Bethnal Green
Date: Friday 18th April – Sunday 20th April
Time: 10am – 5.45pm
Admission: Free

Extra Information: Free chocolate art workshops to run on Friday 18th April

Further information on the Smartie Art exhibition and competition can be found at

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