PIG PROJECT, 2021, screen print on chlorine-free pulp and spent brewer's grain paper 250gsm (210x297mm)



'Pig Project’, where two pigs were raised and fattened on waste food. They were fed on a diet of spent grains from local breweries and fruit and vegetables from a food bank that were no longer fit for human consumption. The meat was then donated back to two food distribution charities in Greater Manchester. The idea behind this project was back to basics. Until the 1930s, it was commonplace for rural households to have a pig or two. They were valued for their ability to convert inedible food into meat, and were often fed on a diet of household food waste. Once they had grown to the correct weight, the slaughtering was a moment of community and celebration.

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