For the first time, Euroa’s storefronts, post office and red gums was set ablaze with fungi themed projections. Slow motion videos, in field footage and fungi closeups illuminated Euroa institutions in dancing technicolour lights. The Euroa Library, Burton’s IGA, The Already Read Bookshop all played host to the weird and wonderful digital creations, as well as artwork by the many local schoolchildren in attendance.
After an address by Dr Michael Spencer (the SRCMN’s President), Cr Laura Binks (Mount Combat Ward), Alison Pouliot (fungi expert) and Lee and Ivan (Little Projector Company), the 2021 Festival of Fungi was officially underway. Food trucks serving dumplings and mushroom tacos kept attendees warm and fed throughout the night. Local florist and cafe The Nest not only provided local libations and nibbles, but also live music courtesy of the multi-talented Jessica Lorraine. This all contributed to the festive fungi spirit that pervaded the evening, despite the bitter cold.
Thanks to Brady & Kibble for providing the mobile stage and traffic control, to the Strathbogie Shire Council for their continued and comprehensive support, to Little Projector Company for creating the amazing lightscapes, to the SRCMN members who made it all happen, and to all of the local businesses who participated, and to those who braved to cold to see Euroa in a new light.
Want to learn more about the SRCMN and Strathbogie Ranges? Have a look at our past events page.