Essence of Soul Food

The Soul Food Cafe, apart from being a safe haven for witers and artists from around the world, is a resource and a place to showcase the work of students in the Northern Metropolitan region of Melbourne. There are many ways that you can support the work to create a Creative Centre of Literacy.

On Christmas Day, 2004 I called for artists and writers to accept the challenge and help map cyber space and capture the essence of the Soul Food Cafe. Stephanie Hansen, Artist, Writer and operator of Worth Works Studio stepped forward and set the ball rolling with this fabulous collage.

Artwork, poetry and stories that help to create an ambiance for this cafe will be awarded space here at Soul Food.

So pull out your paper, pens, wacoms, glue sticks, magazines, paints, needles, threads, patches, beads, buttons and boxes of remnants and create an artist's impression of this world and the world of cyber space.

Accolades

Over the years the Soul Food Cafe has won remarkable accolades from the people who have walked through the door and gone on to make the cafe what you see today.

 

Artistic Representations of Soul Food

Art treasures from the Ice Age were found in the Lascaux Cave and provide modern man with a window into that primitive world. Similarly, artists and poets captured likenesses of the Gods and Goddesses of early times.

Travel through Europe and you are left with an abiding impression of how effectively the artists, commissioned by the Catholic Church to tell the Bible story, completed their mission. The images of Leonardo alone resonate for people all these years later.

So I began wondering if anyone would be interested in mapping cyber space or capturing the spirit of the Soul Food Cafe so that like the Nativity story it gains a life of its own?

Anita Glenn sent me a link to the very beautiful fibre presentation of Raven Brings Light To The World and when I saw it I shivered with pleasure. Artwork, poetry and stories that help to create an ambiance for this cafe will be awarded space here at Soul Food.

Pull out your paper, pens, wacoms, glue sticks, magazines, paints, needles, threads, patches, beads, buttons and boxes of remnants and create an artist's impression of this world and the world of cyber space.

Send your work to heatherblakey@iprimus.com.au

Responses will be regularly featured.

Dance with your own possiblities

by Edwina Peterson Cross