The IMDI was
created by Miriam C. Rice in 1985 to encourage the use of
Fungal Pigments; to further research on their extraction
and employment; to encourage research and cultivation of
dye fungi; to financially assist artists and researchers
to participate in the international symposia and exhibitions.
18th International Fungi Symposium was
hosted in Oslo, Norway, 13th-19th August, 2018 . There were
over 100 participants representing 14 countries spreading
3 continents. Despite the recent very hot dry weather, the
daily forays managed to collect a reasonably good collection
of fungi for identification.
As well as the usual Fungi
and Lichen Workshops, there was a wide selection of other
workshops ranging from 'Nahl Binding' ‘Brioche Knitting'
and ‘Paper Making'. One of the most popular Workshops
was "Water Colour Painting" using 'fungi pigments'.
This inspired people who had never previously painted to
‘have a go' and produced the most amazing pieces of Art.
One of the most popular 'Workshops
was Water Colour Painting‘ .
'Fungi for Material
Lecture by Dr. Ninela Ivanova
Dr. Ivanova has
researched the relationship between wood and fungi. She
states that there is a great unexplored potential, it is
easy to grow 2 organisms, fungi and wood.
In collaboration with Sebastion Cox Carpenter/Furniture
Designer who owns a small woodland where Goat Willow and
Birch grow in abundance, they have been experimenting growing
fungi on the above wood. Ivanova and Cox's shared vision
of ‘made objects' ‘Through their combined expertise in Mycelium,
Wood and design' they have worked on a collection of furniture,
stools, light shades, etc.
Dr Ninela Ivanova Kingston University 2011-2016
The usual cultural day trip
was to Fossklleiva Art Centre that housed the Berger Museum,
which is based in the Fossklleiva Art Centre.
It is a Textile Mill dating back to 1889 and closed down
in the 1970's. A large amount of the machinery used in the
Mill was exported from the North of England, along with many
English families who worked in the Mill spinning, carding,
and weaving.The men from these families were very experienced
in fitting the machinery and maintaining it.
The final evening was spent
listening to local Musicians and enjoying a Norwegian Farewell
The highlight of the evening
being the announcement of the next Symposium which is to
be in the USA in 2020!
and photos submitted by Irene Taylder, Brighton & Hove
TAG , East Grinstead and East Sussex Guilds
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financially assist fiber/fungi artists and researchers to participate
in future International Fungi & Fibre Symposia!
IMDI Travel Grant was presented to Liza Johansson of Sweden!
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Mushroom Dye Institute (IMDI), founded
by Miriam C. Rice in 1985 who believed that people throughout
the world would benefit from exploring the full spectrum of
color derived from mushrooms.
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