Rachel King, third year student from BA (Hons) Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art, made a tremendous community cake for the Tetley Feast celebratory event last month.
The huge cake was designed to feed the 300 visitors to the student organised event that was a celebration of the south Leeds community groups.
The beautiful cake was decorated with a map of south Leeds surrounded by a ring of sugar-sculpted individuals from the local area, made by children from the Hunslet youth club. The community organisation logos and maps were made using icing and a scale model of the Tetley out of sugar on top.
“The cake was a brilliant center piece for the event, it visually represented the project perfectly and was a good way of bringing everyone together. The Visual communication course is unique in the way it strives to integrate students into the local community and is always looking for ways to support groups and orgnaistions to become more visible. Rachel’s work is unusual in the fact that it uses food to visualise issues and debates, but she does it so well. Rachel has always been passionate about local issues and ways of bringing people through sharing of food and experiences."
Marianne Springham, year two tutor.
The Tetley Feast project was a collaboration between Leeds College of Art Visual Communication students and six participating community organisations from South Leeds. The project culminated in a celebration at the Tetley.
For more information about the BA (Hons) Visual Communication programme, visit the programme website: www.viscomprojects.com