The Sandwich Story exhibition will take you on a visual journey of one woman’s quest to find out WHERE do sandwiches really come from.

Lisa Fingleton is an artist, filmmaker, writer and grower who was inspired by a BLT sandwich to illustrate the journey of one sandwich and all its ingredients, uncovering some surprising discoveries along the way. Lisa uses drawing as a tool to understand the world around her and to explore solutions for big challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Her work invites us to imagine the possibilities and potential for the world we want to see.

The Sandwich Story cleverly illustrates the impact mass food production has on our environment and makes us think about the humble sandwich and its journey with every bite. This original drawing was recently purchased by the Crawford Gallery for the National Collection.

For more information check out The Sandwich Project 

Bookville Exhibition

The Sandwich Story exhibition is located in the Kilkenny County Council exhibition space on John Street, Kilkenny. R95 V992


The exhibition will be open for schools and the general public from 10am to 5pm on October 5th to 18th & 3pm to 5pm on the 12th /13th /14th October.

The exhibition will be self-guided, if you would like to bring your class, please book in advance by emailing


Did Children Really Eat Food Grown in Dirt?

Lisa Fingleton has loved drawing since she was a child. With a wry humour she imagines children in 2050 being horrified that food was actually grown in soil as they drink multi vit shots and get their nourishment through vitamin pills. Her work invites us to imagine the possibilities and potential for the world we want to see. She invites us to bring our imagination and creativity to every situation.

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Grow it yourself, Ink and watercolour on paper, 100cm x 70cm, Lisa Fingleton


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Creativity in a Changing Climate, Lisa Fingleton