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Hackney school chef Nicole Pisani makes 'Roman' food for launch of Gayhurst's Roman art exhibition

PUBLISHED: 12:38 09 November 2016

The launch of the Roman art gallery at Gayhurst School (Photo: Nick Delaney)

The launch of the Roman art gallery at Gayhurst School (Photo: Nick Delaney)

Nick Delaney

Clay busts, terracotta pottery, miniature cameos and Roman coins made by youngsters are on show in an exhibition exploring how Roman Emperors controlled how they were perceived through art, architecture and coinage, way before the days of digital technology.

Roman-inspired food was laid out on pillars made by children at Gayhurst school for the art launchRoman-inspired food was laid out on pillars made by children at Gayhurst school for the art launch

Children from Gayhurst Community School worked with Hackney-based art educators Art Hoppers on ‘The Roman Multiples’ project, which is on display at their school in Gayhurst Road, London Fields until December 21.

Roman-inspired food was laid out on golden platters and Roman pillars made by youngsters.

School chef Nicole Pisani, who jacked in her job at Ottolenghi’s Soho restaurant Nopi to cook meals for pupils at the school in Gayhurst Road, London Fields, came up with the menu at the launch last Thursday, which was served up by primary pupils wearing Roman outfits.

To explore the making of ‘multiples’ London South Bank University lent their support and brought in a 3D printer for the children to reproduce their designs.

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