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Bustling Food Village At Macknade Faversham Unveils Vibrant Artwork

Kent’s food & drink experts, Macknade, have officially unveiled a striking mural at their popular Food Village in Faversham.

The artwork, created by local artist Genevieve Devroey, decorates the undercover eating booths, and reflects, not only Macknade’s heritage and ethos of community, but also the beauty of the surrounding area.

Image above: Self portrait by Genevieve Devroey

 

Genevieve said: ‘Creating this piece was a real delight for me. Macknade’s brief was to create a piece that emphasised the importance of community, great quality foods and the local area and I was moved by their family feel and passion for working sustainably, with artisan producers.

I took inspiration from elements around Faversham, including the oast house, hops and the beautiful creek and even did some of my preliminary sketches sitting on the creek bank. By reflecting the beauty of the surrounding area in the piece, I wanted to bring a sense of joy to everyone who visits the Food Village.

I also included some elements of Macknade’s Italian heritage into the design, with the plinths, arches, and olive trees. Taking these, along with dancing figures, positive messages, a bold colour palette and playfully working with scale, I wanted to convey an uplifting feeling of movement and energy.’

 

The Food Village at Macknade Faversham has been providing a haven for foodies whilst supporting independent traders, hard hit by the cancellation of festivals and events, by giving them a platform to reach different audiences.

Open every day from 9am through to 5pm with handpicked street food vendors on site from Thursday through to Sunday, food fans will find dishes from around the world to tempt their tastebuds.

Further information about Genevieve Devroey can be found here

For further information about Macknade, please visit their website here

Photography by Clare Randell, find her website here

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