Bacterial Painting Workshop

Bacterial Painting

Title: Bacterial Painting Workshop
Location: MadLab
Description: Learn how to paint with microbes and create your own colourful, responsive, living masterpiece.
Date: 3-11-2012
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00
Booking: places are limited, book here.

The first ever microbial art was created by the father of penicillin, Alexander Fleming, who drew a stick figure in bacteria. Come join us to create ‘living’ art. See the possibilities of this medium in these posts.
This is an example of Sir Alexander Fleming’s artwork.

“His microbial art paintings were technically very difficult to make. He had to find microbes with different pigments and then time his inoculation such that the different species all matured at the same time.”

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Image from the Smithsonian Magazine.

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