Investigations into the micro world of fungi will be the inspiration for a wealth of creative workshops, hands on activities and a final exhibition.
Our site is not normally open to the public, but visitors will be able to get involved in our project by taking part in workshops and visiting during our final open day and exhibition on Saturday the 7th of September.
If you are interested in helping us with our survey of fungi on our site or helping out with our workshops and activities please get in touch.
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Photos of the site
What we've been up to
|What we did||When we did it||How many people took part||Who was there|
|Artist Hannah Boyd guides participants through the process of creating large scale drawings with charcoal of fungi and mushrooms.||28/07/2019 - 10:00||9||Mixed ages|
|Participants examined fungi specimens using a light-microscope, responding creatively through drawing in watercolour pencil with Sue Brisco.||11/07/2019 - 10:00||5||Mixed ages|
|Using the shapes and patterns of fungi as a source of inspiration & exploring how to make marks to represent these with textile artist Elise||07/07/2019 - 10:00||4||Mixed ages|
|Public workshop using fabric manipulation techniques to make samples based on the gills on fungi, then rusting samples to show decaying.||23/06/2019 - 10:00||3||Mostly adults 25+|
|Fungi discovery workshop with Year 4 from West Park Primary School - nature activities, science experiments & fungi hunting.||26/06/2019 - 01:00||19||Mostly families or children under 12|
|Fungi discovery workshop with Year 4 from West Park Primary School - nature activities, science experiments & fungi hunting.||12/06/2019 - 01:00||18||Mostly families or children under 12|
|Artistic making and story/history sharing session with artist and folklorist Anne Marie Lagram surrounding the folklore of fungi.||27/06/2019 - 10:30||14||Mixed ages|
|An outdoor sketching discovery session for the public, translating the over/underground worlds of nature into a folding art sketchbook.||15/06/2019 - 10:00||10||Mixed ages|
|Introductory public workshop led by artist Elise Stewart that explored the underground world of fungi through stitch and embroidery.||08/06/2019 - 10:00||7||Mixed ages|
|Elise presented an introductory talk to the Embroiderer’s Guild promote the fungi inspired experimental textiles sessions.||04/05/2019 - 10:00||30||Mixed ages|
|An artist’s foray into fungi - exploratory workshop session with a group of artists who will be leading sessions for our fungi programme||24/05/2019 - 13:00||5||Mixed ages|
|Elise delivered an introductory talk about a creative exploration of fungi for the Wolverhampton Branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild.||01/06/2019 - 10:00||46||Mixed ages|
|Rich Wright led an introduction to mycology session with a group of artists and project partners.||22/05/2019 - 13:45||22||Mixed ages|
|A group from Wolverhampton Adult Education Service were introduced to fungi with Hannah & Kanj & discovered insects with Mick.||04/04/2019 - 12:00||10||Mixed ages|