Project X-pired turns unwanted food into works of art

Vellachi Ganesan. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM
Vellachi Ganesan. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIMST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM
Mitilesh Kumar and his mother Kavitha Ayyasamy. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM
Mitilesh Kumar and his mother Kavitha Ayyasamy. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM
Ms Loregalene S. Cortez. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM
Ms Loregalene S. Cortez. -- ST PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM

Ms Loregalene S. Cortez, 25, looking at a cow-shaped work of art made of expired chips, crackers and canned food, entitled Holey Calf, by artist Eunice Lim.

Mitilesh Kumar and his mother Kavitha Ayyasamy, 30, looking at flowers made of expired tea bags and vermicelli by artist Vellachi Ganesan. The seven-year-old tried his hand at creating a work of art using items like pasta.

The works are on display at City Square Mall until 8pm today, Oct 19, 2014, as part of Project X-pired, an art exhibition organised by Food Bank Singapore to raise awareness of food wastage in Singapore.

Visitors to the mall are encouraged to take along their unwanted food. Food Bank Singapore has set up a recycling bin called the Bank Box to collect unwanted food, which will be redistributed to the needy. Donations must be packaged and within their use-by date.

To find out more, contact Food Bank Singapore at www.foodbank.sg.