Mycophilia by Louise Short in Aberystwyth. Casts of fungi, incredible detail – plaster, bronze & paper

I shan’t write too much here because I am writing a full review of Louise Shorts exhibition ‘Mycophilia’ this week. But I must share some photos to tempt you to go and see this lovely body of work in Aberystwyth. The Ceredigion Museum is using an empty shop next to the museum to show contemporary artworks. (sorry link not working so removed it)

Louise Short, known in Bristol both as an artist and as the curator of Station, has been foraging for months, meandering through the beautiful valley close to her current home in a Welsh valley, contemplating the fragility of nature and capturing the momentary appearance of fungus in many forms. They have an extremely short life span and disappear as quickly as they raise their bodies from below the earth.

So here are some photos to whet your appetite for this renowned source of food and nutrition. Do go and see it if you can, it’s extraordinarily beautiful and thought-provoking.

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