Discarded Treasures

About the Program

Did you ever think that food scraps affords a massive opportunity to play, explore, and imagine? Inspiration is at your fingertips and in your hands when you take a second look at everyday food waste. Visual artist Kanika Gupta and cinematographer Amit Kehar explore the reusability of these items through a video piece that  introduced macro-photography as a means to create stories. The video was followed by an in-person narrative workshop during the Ontario Culture Days Festival which encouraged participants to bring in their own food scraps to create characters and stories which was added to our online gallery below. After the festival, we unveiled the images on Instagram live and had a discussion with the artists.


These programs would not be possible without the support of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Toronto Arts Council.

The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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