Join us either in Glasgow on Saturday 26 May, or Edinburgh on Monday 28th May for an artistic and gastronomic experience based on three elements: the squid, the ink and the paper.
First, we’ll learn about Gyotaku, a traditional Japanese printing technique formerly used by fishermen to advertise their catch-of-the-day at fish markets.
After that, we’ll be ready to make our own squid gyotaku, using squid ink and Asian handmade paper.
At this point, we’ll prep our squids so they are ready to eat! The classic recipe of deep-fried squid, calamari, will be adapted by utilizing the squid’s ink in the batter before frying.
The workshop is run by Eduard Pagès, a visiting artist from Capellades, a small village of central Catalonia, often considered one of the cradles of paper culture in Europe. He explores and promotes food biodiversity and sustainability through the artistic possibilities of nature printing and hand papermaking. During the last years, Eduard has performed many gyotaku workshops around Catalonia in a wide range of venues, from design universities to food hubs and markets. He is a frequent collaborator of Slow Food Barcelona and has brought the art of gyotaku to some Slow Food main events: Salone del Gusto (2016), Slow Fish (2015, 2017).
We’re delighted to have Eduard travel to Scotland to do these workshops with us, so please do book asap to avoid disappointment as places are limited!
The workshops cost £10 + booking fee, suitable for 18+
Glasgow Workshop: Saturday 26th May at 6.30pm, CCA
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
Book Online / 0141 352 4900
Edinburgh Workshop: Monday 28th May at 6.00pm, Quay Commons
Quay Commons, 92 Commercial St, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX