In collaboration with Peter Musk, Science Catalyst at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Dean Brough, myself, and first year QUT Fashion students have been experimenting with constructing garments and accessories from kombucha, a flexible curd that grows on a fermented tea solution. When dry the pellicle has the properties of leather and paper, and can be stitched, moulded, glued and manipulated.
The students exhibited work for this project at The Edge, State Library of Queensland in 2014-2017.
Dean Brough, Peter Musk and myself exhibited a collection of kombucha bags entitled ‘Harvest: A biotextile future’ at IASDR Interplay conference, Brisbane, November 2015.
2016: Future Tense, ABC Radio National ‘The fabric of future life’ 18 September 2016
2016: Scope TV show, Channel 10, Season 3 Episode 125, ‘Wearable Science’ 19 September 2016 (watch from 3:30).
2016: ABC News Queensland, ‘Queensland designers and scientists are leading…’ 31 July 2016, Facebook video
2014: ABC online feature