My name is Megan Fizell and I started this blog in 2009 to combine my love of art and food. I am Sydney-based art historian and writer concerned with the representation of food in the visual arts. After completing a Master’s degree at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, I worked as an associate at a number of art galleries and co-authored the book, Slow Burn – a century of Australian women artists.
My interest still life paintings began with a paper about Manet’s Fish (Still Life) for my Art Postseminar at University. Although still life paintings are viewed as a dated genre, I find the underlying dialogue between society and their material possessions relevant to contemporary life. Starting in 2012, I began curating exhibitions at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney around the themes of food and art. The first show, titled Art + Food: Beyond the Still Life, considered the representation of food beyond the standard still life tableaux. The next exhibition, titled Sugar, Sugar, is scheduled for October 2013 and will feature art made exclusively with sugar.
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In addition to the outlets listed above, Feasting on Art has been featured in Mx and on Eastside Radio, Culinate, SheKnows Canada, Serious Eats Photo of the Day, COLOURlovers, The World’s Best Ever, Mental Floss, Lost At E Minor, MoCo Loco and ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Official Blog.
Interviews: SBS network Featured Foodie, Eastside Radio, Breakfast with a Blogger, Food Republic, Yolk Collective, Eat Sunday Dinner, Under my Bed, Real Food Rehab, Parliament of Two, Art and Lemons, The Daring Kitchen, ΜΑΜΑ ΠΕΙΝΑΩ!
The posts from Feasting on Art are featured in the ‘Stir it Up‘ section of the Christian Science Monitor.
Feasting on Art: smoked trout smørrebrød and Gustave Courbet, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 March 2013
Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2012, Art21, 21 December 2012
Evidence of a Catastrophe, Artlink, vol 32 #4, 2012, p.74-75.
Humble food meets high art, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 October 2012
‘Cloaca’, FEAST journal, edition 2 – digestion, October 2012, p.6, 9-11.
Orange honey madeleines, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 September 2012
Retro prawn cocktail, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 September 2012
Feasting on Art: Grilled corn, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2012
Feasting on Art: Frittata with kale, tomato, and chorizo, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 June 2012
Feasting on Art: Slow-roasted beets, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 May 2012
Roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon and Parmesan, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2012
Cinco de Mayo: Shrimp tacos with spring onion salsa, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 May 2012
From palette to plate, Appetite, April 2012, p.62-69.
Queensland Wax Tip Eco-Bananas, Eco Traveller, 3 April 2012
Bamboo Sushi: The Sustainable Seafood Restaurant, Eco Traveller, 19 March 2012
Cucumber finger sandwiches, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 March 2012
Veggie Patch Restaurant to Truck Through Sydney, Eco Traveller, 15 February 2012
Old-fashioned molasses cookies, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 December 2011
Love, Loss, Masculinity and the Absurdity of the Human Condition, Journal of Australian Ceramics, 50/3, p.48.
Ravioli caprese, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 November 2011
Last Supper, Ceramics Monthly, September 2011, p.42-45
What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 June 2011
Ken and Julia Yonetani / Janet Tavener, Artlink, vol 31 no.2, 2011, p.156
Pork and chipotle sliders, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 May 2011
French toast with garlic and herbs, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 2011
Meatless Monday: Hot and Sour Lime Soup, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 March 2011
Wire Mesh Steel Dresses, Das Superpaper, Issue 17 2011, p.32-33
Paul Cézanne tribute: chocolate ginger cake with simmered oranges, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 January 2011
Croissant French Toast, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 December 2010
Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010, Art21, 17 December 2010
Salt and vinegar sweet potato fries, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 December 2010
Pop up with some Pop Art Cakes, Dolce & Gabbana’s Swide, 26 November 2010
Fast Food through the Lens of Still Life Photographers, Curator, 12 November 2010
Colour Red – Claude Monet – Steak Tartare, COLOURlovers, 12 November 2010
Steak Salad, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 November 2010
Roasted Potato Salad, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 October 2010
Cheeseboard with marinated artichokes and spicy cherry chutney, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 October 2010
Corn fritters with roasted peppers, cilantro, and feta, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Oct 2010
Slow Burn – A century of Australian women artists from a private collection, August 2010
‘Old King Cole’ Murals by Guido d’Aquili, Eat Me Daily, March 2010
Lefse Potato Pancakes, Van Gogh and Grandparents, The Kitchn, December 2009
Perfection, Repair and Use, Ceramics Monthly, December 2009, p.54-57
Manet’s Almond Cake with Grapes and Peaches, The Kitchn, 15 May 2009
Banksy’s Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, Environmental Graffiti, 20 October 2008
Beginners Guide to Buying New Art, My Village, 24 June 2008
Review: Street Art Exhibition @ Tate Modern, My Village, 29 May 2008