Ferment! is an interactive workshop where you can explore this fascinating process through science, food and art. 

British cuisine is uniquely disengaged with this ancient process, but artists Hoon Kim, Sean Meaden and Elizabeth Fortnum believe it can be a useful tool in developing a new culture. 

As a simple method of preserving natural seasonal gluts and creating exciting flavours with local produce, knowing how to ferment can help open new dialogues between growers and consumers, the environment and the seasons. 

We invite you to study fermentation on its microbial scale, to taste and create your own ferments and explore the sound and art of this wonderful process!

This project is one of several sci-art residencies co-curated by FoAM, which bring different parts of our Invisible World into focus. 

Other art exhibitions and residencies

We'll be hosting a range of temporary exhibitions and art installations – throughout the year there'll be live events, stories, workshops and sci-art residencies bringing different parts of our Invisible Worlds into focus. Other art residencies include the opportunity for visitors to discover the incredible world of rocks this summer, or to get involved in an experimental sound workshop in September.

See our 'breathing' sculpture

While you're here, come and see our huge ceramic sculpture, rising almost to the roof of the Core building. Known as Infinity Blue, it pays homage to one of the world's smallest but most important organisms: cynobacteria.