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Heather Barnett is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working with biological systems, imaging technologies and intelligent organisms...




Coming Up...

19 August: talk on art biology and co-creation at The Conference, Malmö, Sweden

30 August: slime mould workshops at Floating Cinema, London, to accompany a screening of the award winning documentary The Creeping Garden in which Heather features.


TED blog


Recent Talks / Workshops / Experiments:
- The Lab Project
- The Physarum Experiments at BLAST and BOM, UK
- FT Innovate inviting the corporate world to look to the slime mould as a potential model for organisational behaviour
- Third Culture talk Overgaden, Copenhagen
- and a TED talk on the art and science of slime mould






Artist in Restaurant 2014

L'Autre Pied restaurant, London

During Summer 2014 Heather was Artist in Restaurant at Michelin-starred restaurant L'Autre Pied in London.

The resulting works were on show Nov 2014 - April 2015, with some works remaining permanently in the restaurant. See a short film about the work here.



The Physarum Experiments
An ongoing collaboration with the intelligent organism, Physarum polycephalum, a true slime mould...

The Slime Mould Collective
Join the international network for artists and scientists who share an interest in slime mould at slimoco.ning.com

See the animated 'drawing' experiments with slime mould on YOU TUBE.

See The Physarum Experiments project page




Proto... Meta... Intra...

Postgraduate Medical Institute
Art Commission, Anglia Ruskin University

Installation complete for the Postgraduate Medical Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford - working with medical research groups, including Bioengineering and Cancer Control, and produced in collaboration with Karl Kjelstrup-Johnson (Skin Graph)






Check out micro-designs, bringing together a broad range of microscopy inspired wallpaper and textile designs in one collection.

Link to Site



Being Slime Mould


Being Slime Mould: Talk & Embodied Experiment

at Open Embodiments
16 April 2015


Broad Vision: Wired Up

Arebyte Gallery

28/29 May 2015

In Visible Substance

Results of Artist in Restaurant residency at L'Autre Pied

6 November 2014 - Spring 2015




Broad Vision:
Inspired by... Images from Science

Broad Vision Inspired by

The second publication from the Broad Vision art/science research project


Broad Vision:
the art & science of looking

A valuable case study for inquiry based art/science education.
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Cutting Edge of Wallpaper

Check out the Black Dog book, featuring: Cellular Wallpaper, Living Room & Rooted

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