Behind Closed Doors: Britain’s food insecurity crisis exhibition

Behind Closed Doors demonstrates some experiences of a systemic problem; food insecurity. The touring collaborative exhibition of photographs and research explore the impacts of Britain’s current food insecurity crisis, where many people in society are swept into poverty. The exploration of the reality some people endure, through displays of real life situations, is representative of the millions of people experiencing household food insecurity in the UK. To begin to address this situation we are calling for a reliable and consistent food insecurity measure. Because once you measure it you can mend it.

Artists include Ursula Kelly, James Lane, John Reeves, John May and Huw Nicholls, all passionate about ensuring steps towards a just and compassionate society.


Exhibition locations:

Each exhibition has free tickets for the opening night at the time and date listed below, to come to the event click ‘Book your ticket’ and register on the Eventbrite links. Each free ticket link is only for the opening event times stated.


Cardiff University Viriamu Jones Gallery – 21-24th August, opening event 6-7.30pm 21st August
  • Cardiff University Viriamu Jones Gallery – Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT
  • Book your ticket
Bristol Centrespace – 6-12th September, opening event 6-7.30pm 6th September
Chester All Saints Hoole IFAN Conference – 15th September, 10am-5pm, free tickets only for 1-2pm
Carlisle Old Fire Station – 17-19th September, opening event 6-7.30pm 17th September
New Date: Northampton Royal and Derngate Theatre, 8-12th October, opening event 7pm to 8pm 8th October
House of Commons World Food Day – 16th October, 7-9pm
  • World Food Day, House of Commons, Attlee suite, House of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
  • Book your ticket


Photo(s) from the project @storiesofusuk by photographer Ursula Kelly


Can’t make the exhibition in person? You can still take action, click here to email your MP, asking them to support Emma Lewell-Buck MP’s Food Insecurity Bill. Because if we measure it we can mend it.