NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION was a platform for contemporary art and critical debate at The Goods Shed in Canterbury, showcasing the work of 9 artists between September 2004 to April 2005. The project sought to promote individual artists with innovative, experimental and challenging practices, encouraging them to make new site responsive work, and collaborate with others to create an event for both the artists and audience to enjoy. As well as developing a network of artists and thinkers across the south east, NFHC aimed to establish a local awareness of contemporary art practice and issues concerning emerging artists and graduates. It was not a commercial project, but instead a profile raising springboard for artists with promise. I lead NFHC, assisted by the technical wizardy of Richard Cobelli, the expert guidance of Sandra Pearson, and the generous hospitality of Susana Atkins.
06.09.04 Richard Cobelli with guest artist speakers Leon Reid and Brad Downey
04.10.04 Niamh Sullivan and Sarah Craske ‘leadflowerfilmprocesses’
01.11.04 Sandra Pearson and Fiona Hammersley
06.12.04 Mehri Holliday ‘An Archaeology of Self’
07.02.05 Frog Morris ‘Le Tour De Squirrel’
07.03.05 Rupert D. Nelson ‘Kaching: Your mission is death’