NatureArt Lab

Mycology Special Interest Group: EXPLORING TASMANIAN FUNGI: 6.00 - 7.30pm, Monday 11 July 2022

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The NatureArt Lab Mycology Special Interest Group is for anyone interested in the fascinating world of Fungi.

This session will kick off with a presentation from macro photographer and fungi enthusiast Renee Prescott taking you into the depths of the stunning diversity of Tasmanian fungi hidden in its cold temperate rainforests. Find out which fungi, collected in Tasmania, became the first formally classified Australian fungus. Hear about the two fungi that cannot be found on the Australian mainland which have links to Gondwanaland. Join us to hear an entertaining presentation that spans the whole fungi classification system to cover the diverse range of Tasmanian fungi accompanied by incredible macro photographic images.

  • Date: Monday 11 July 2022
  • Time: 6.00 - 7.30pm
  • Venue: NatureArt Lab Studio, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith
  • Presenter: Renee Prescott (BIO below)
  • Topic:  Exploring Tasmanian Fungi

Cost: $10.00 members (please use your membership code to access this discount); $20.00 non-members.

Administration:  There is dedicate free onsite parking available.  Guests are requested to bring their own drinks/snacks (there is a kettle available for hot water).

The NatureArt Lab Mycology Special Interest Group is for anyone interested in the fascinating world of fungi. We will cover topics from fungi art, science, books to conservation initiatives, including how you can get involved with Citizen Mycology projects in your area. 


Our Guest Speaker: Renee Prescott

Since childhood Renee was known for seeing the small things in nature that most people walk past or don’t see. This has developed into a passion for fungi, moss and insects which she has taken further with her macro photography skills and art. Over time this has became a dedication with Renee travelling to Tasmania at least once every year for her fungi explorations.

Renee joined NatureArt Lab as a tutor in 2021 and teaches Introduction to Drawing and Drawing Two. Renee was the inspiration behind the first Nature Art Lab tour to Tasmania covering the fungi season held in May 2022 and accompanied the group as the macro photographer specialist and fungi guide.

Image Credit: Renee Prescott 'Waxcap Fungi'