Brace’s Bakery has partnered with a local food artist to showcase a number of bread-based creations.
Nathan Wyburn made a name for himself on the last series of ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent, using toast as his canvas and producing a Marmite-painted portrait of comedian and judge Michael McIntyre.
The bakery firm in Newport, South Wales, has chosen to support the 22-year-old in his latest bread-art venture by sponsoring his first exhibition at The General Offices in Ebbw Vale from 10-24 August.
Wyburn said: “I’ve been using Brace’s bread for my artwork for three years. It’s the bread I’ve eaten growing up, so it just seemed fitting when I wanted to use everyday materials for my artwork, to use the bread I eat every day. Brace’s bread is also the squarest, which helps with the proportions of my artwork and ensures the result is the best possible. I’m very grateful for Brace’s support of my First Retrospective exhibition.”
Since appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, the bread artist has gone on to create a 10ft portrait of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, which was recently featured on the front page of The Guardian. In addition, Wyburn created a series of celebrity portraits, commissioned and displayed by Costa Coffee for its Towcester outlet, including David Beckham and Cheryl Cole.
Lydia Whitfield, head of communications at Brace’s, said: “We have been interested in working with Nathan for a while, as he is such a creative and much-loved local artist. He and Angharad Collins, manager at The General Offices, are offering free workshops at the exhibition for local summer schools and youngsters from local community groups and this sits really well with the community support we try and offer at Brace’s.”