Holobiont: Fungi Walk with Mycologist in Local Woodland

Holobiont: Fungi Walk with Mycologist in Local Woodland

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Thursday 21st October - further details to be confirmed.

Join artists Sarah Rhys and Caroline Vitzthum for an autumnal guided fungi walk led by Bruce Langridge, mycologist and head of interpretation at National Botanic Garden of Wales. This event will be the third in a series of three events taking place in October and is linked to the artists’ collaborative project titled ‘Holobiont’, developed in partnership with The National Botanic Garden of Wales. 

‘Holobiont’ explores research and creative response to our interconnectedness with the vegetal world, the complexity of certain plantlife as well as contemporary conservation methods. New works will be shown at The National Botanic Garden of Wales between autumn 2021-2022.  

The event will take place on Thursday 21st October - further details to be confirmed. Spaces are limited to 15.

Sarah Rhys is an interdisciplinary artist based between Bristol where she has a studio at Spike Island and Llandeilo. She works across installation, moving image, object making and artists’ books. She is interested in the reinterpretation of landscape, narratives of plants, the more-than-human world and the alchemy of process. Sarah exhibited a collaborative installation ‘In Free Fall’ at The Centre of Gravity exhibition at Soapworks, Bristol in 2020 and currently has work in the touring exhibition ‘Without Borders’ which was shown at Elysium Gallery, Swansea this August. She will be showing ‘Holobiont - Cryptic Landscapes’ at The National Botanic Garden of Wales from Nov 2021 to Jan 2022

www.rhysstudio.org  @sarah.rhys

Caroline Vitzthum is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, sculpture, textiles, and film. Influenced by mythologising aspects of time, she strives to summon energies from an other-than-human world, thereby challenging a patriarchal and exploitative attitude towards our environment. Current research areas include various botanical studies, the symbolism and philosophy of plants and ancient farming methods. Caroline is a 2020/21 Graduate Fellow and Associate member at Spike Island in Bristol as well as the current Artist in Residence with Somerset Film.

www.carolinevitzthum.com  @vitzthum_caroline