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June 2019

Discovering Fungi Folklore

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£3.00

Join us for special Midsummer creative workshop at Boundary Way. This will be a relaxing and fun making and sharing session with artist and folklorist Anne Marie Lagram. She will be sharing stories, sayings and superstitions related to toadstools & mushrooms in the context of Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden. She will explore gardening folklore, seasonal and local details and intriguing and magical tales relating to the world of fungi. Alongside this participants will take part in a collaborative…

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Fascinating Fungi explored in Textiles – Stitch & Rust Dyeing

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
£25

An exciting and unique opportunity to investigate and creatively respond to the world of fungi through experimental textiles. Led by artist Elise Stewart participants will use fabric manipulation techniques to make samples based on the intricate gills on fungi. Then the samples will be rusted to create fabulous natural patterns replicating decay processes in nature. All materials and full instructions provided. Suitable for age 14+ Cost £25 + booking fee and must be reserved and paid for in advance -…

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July 2019

Fascinating Fungi explored in Textiles- Markmaking in Stitch

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£25

An exciting and unique opportunity to investigate and creatively respond to the world of fungi. Working with textile artist Elise Stewart examine intricate shapes and patterns of fungi as a source of inspiration. Participants will exploring how to make marks to represent these. This will be translated into a stitched piece using fabric and thread. All materials and full instructions provided. Participants are welcome to bring along their own materials too if they wish. Recycling things you already have is…

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Art & Science – Fungi Watercolour Studies

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£5.00

Working with artist and scientist Sue Brisco participants will closely investigate the world of fungi. The session will begin with with a short talk and there will be a chance to explore the landscape. We will then examine fungi specimens using a light-microscope, responding creatively through drawing in watercolour pencil. There will be an optional opportunity to exhibit the final results as part of the Magnifying Mushrooms Open day and exhibition on Saturday the 7th of September 2019. Suitable for…

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Magnifying Mushrooms Drawing Workshop

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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£5.00

Join artist Hannah Boyd for a close up examination of the world of fungi at Boundary Way. Beginning with an inspection of different types of fungi with magnifying glasses. Hannah will be guiding participants through a process of creating large scale drawings with charcoal. Materials procivide, but participants are welcome to bring along there own drawing materials and sketchbooks as well. Suitable for age 14+ The workshop costs £5 and must be booked and paid for in advance. Limited to…

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September 2019

Magnifying Mushrooms – Fungi Themed Open Day

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT
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Join us for an exciting exploration of fungi and interrelationships in nature. This is the culmination of a 6 month project supported by Grow Wild at Kew Gardens and National Lottery Community Fund And an Open Access Award from Creative Black Country. There will be creative activities, expert talks and the unveiling of new work by artists inspired by fungi.  

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