Photographer Jules Sherred is to give a behind-the-scenes look at his new exhibition Nourish: Food Photography Celebration, which runs at Portals Gallery in Duncan until February 2.

In his talk titled “The Stories Behind the Photos: Disability, Food and Culture” on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the gallery, he “will discuss his own journey with food, culture and disability,” a press release reads. for the event. . “Jules will dive into the inspiration for the ‘Nurture’ exhibition, why he chooses photography as his medium of storytelling, how he approaches his subjects and his personal story about food and culture, and how that story influences all aspects of her work, including her upcoming cookbook Crip up the Kitchen: tips, tricks and realistic recipes for the disabled kitchen to be published in 2023 by Editions TouchWood.

The conference will be offered in person and online. Find the link to the online stream on the Cowichan Valley Arts Council website under What’s On.

Sherred is a local photographer and food stylist and owner of Polaris Creative.

CVAC describes the show as “a celebration of the local food and beverage producers, farmers, wineries and restaurants who have fed us during COVID-19 in the face of impossible circumstances. Printed on canvas, the majority of the images will put featured growers, producers and restaurants from Cowichan and the Gulf Islands, with an image paying tribute to crops lost to wildfires.

Polaris Creative is part of the Island Good brand and sources ingredients from farmers in the Cowichan Valley for commercial and fine art work.

Discover the exhibition at the gallery from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

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