Artist Thomas Wells often uses food and the senses as a way to open up discussion around identity and relationships and to access other times and places. In CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING they worked with current and former residents of Sailortown to produce a collection of recipes and objects based on conversations and shared memories of growing up in Sailortown (see CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING & Pass The Baby Under The Donkey) . For this event the artist led a walk from the Big Fish to the American Bar and hosted a special meal in collaboration with The Grateful Bread.
Thomas Wells is an artist based in Northern Ireland who is particularly interested in collective practice and exploring methodologies of collaboration. They create narratives and tell tales that explore identity, and family life. They love the dissolving of the truth into fiction as stories are retold which result in the creation of myths.
Thanks to our partners Daisy Chain Inc and our funders Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Belfast City Council, & Arts Council Northern Ireland.
Photography by Chad Alexander