Fungi make wonderful subjects to photograph and to draw and more recently, their growth forms have inspired work by many artists and designers.
Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 situation, outdoor events were not a substantial part UKFD 2020.
There were however a number of exciting Online Events that people enjoyed.
Video presentations from some of these, where available, will be uploaded to the UKFD website under various sections, depending on their theme. Check out the different categories starting with https://www.ukfungusday.co.uk/join/enthusiasts
Running With Mycelium 2020
Video presentation of Mariana Heilmann’s award winning project
Running With Mycelium 2020.
RWM 2020 is an ongoing project, conceived to be as a space that merges artistic, academic and live observation of fungi. Heilmann’s vision extends to promoting multidisciplinary dialogues and collaborations that will contribute to a deeper understanding of our companion species.
“As the mycelium runs, I follow its cue, branching outwards making connections”.
Fungi and Art: Relevance, Presence and Future, is an offshoot of Running With Mycelium 2020.
Design.Different: A Week of Inclusive Design Events
Learn more about how collaborations between scientists, engineers and designers have led to the development of novel materials and products using fungi as a resource.
There are six short online events, spread throughout the week to fire your imagination and feed your innovation. Register your interest here.Design Different- 7 Days of Design Events
Myco-couture: Fungal Growth Inspired Fabrics
What if biotechnology could grow fabrics from cheese-moulds? Here are some bio-textiles grown from Penicillium camemberti and Penicillium roqueforti.More information