The Starchy Gallery, a triumph in potatoes

Rosie Lee and Anita Weston

27 February to 12 March 2006

Founded in 2003 by Rosie Lee and Anita Weston

Open evening: Friday 3rd March 6.30-8.30pm. Open gallery day: Saturday 4th March 12-6pm

The Starchy Gallery is a Fancy Dress Potato competition in aid of charity to dress or decorate a potato to resemble a celebrity of your choice. The event was founded in 2003 by Rosie Lee and Anita Weston. After the event, Space Station Sixty-Five will host a window display of The Starchy Gallery,from 27th February to 12th March, 2006. Visitors to the gallery are invited to add their own late entries to the display, although the competition will have ended.

Visit The Starchy Gallery at for details of how to enter. Email entries may be sent to

* Paint it!
* Glitter it!
* Clothe it!
* Carve it!
* Anything goes!

The top three winning entries are decided by public vote during the day, and their photos posted on the Starchy Gallery web site. There are no prizes, just the joy of being creative, taking part and the chance of winning. Regrettably, potatoes are non-returnable.

This yearís optional theme is to recreate classic art works from potatoes, although traditional celebrity entries are always welcome. All will be judged together. £1.00 per entry, all proceeds to the The Sydenham Garden, registered charity number 108100

Please bring entries to The Starchy Gallery by 10am, situated in the indoor Artisansí area:
City and Country Farmersí Market,
Dulwich College,
Dulwich Common,
SE21 7LD

Getting to Dulwich College:
A205 South Circular (Dulwich Common near College Rd), SE21 7LD. Nearest train - West Dulwich (trains leave Victoria BR and take approximately 10 minutes). 5 minute walk to the college.


People visiting the Farmers' Market who come and view the stall are invited to vote for free for the winners by secret ballot - it is the people's choice, the Starchy Gallery is a democracy. Viewers are also invited to make a donation for charity.

The Starchy Gallery forms part of the City and Country Farmersí Market, Dulwich College, SE21.