At the Hurum Gamle Kirke © Tracey M Benson 2017

Keywords migration, journeying, sustainability, augmented reality, place, ecology, art, identity Overview This presentation focuses on a project-in-progress titled Waters of the Past. The project has emerged from residencies in the Faroe Islands, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway in 2016-17. Waters of the Past explores the iconography of the sea and natural environment as a juxtaposition […]

© Tracey M Benson 2017

It is some weeks ago that we travelled along the West Coast of Norway on the Hurtigruten. We started in Bergen and ended up in Tromsø. The journey took five days and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular and it was a feast for the eyes. […]

Kulturhuset Hovtun, Image from venstre.no

If you are around Klokkarstua Friday night, please come and join us for a philosophical evening of art, connecting with nature and spirituality. I am very excited to be presenting my meditative video work at the Kulturhuset Hovtun, as it is right next door to my ancestral church – Hurum Gamle Kirke. I am planning […]

At the Hurum Gamle Kirke © Tracey M Benson 2017

Today I ventured back to Klockkarstua, where my family is recorded in the parish book of the old Hurum church. I also went because there is a Culture House and artist studios across the road and they have asked me to show my “Journey of the Ancients” work at a weekend of talks, music and […]

360 Landscape © Tracey Benson

Drammen Library – artist talk at 1pm, Saturday 14 October Press release (in Norwegian) – by Drammen Kommune Arts Advisor, Ann Magritt Bekink Vi har gleden av å invitere til utstilling og kunstnerpresentasjon lørdag 14. oktober kl 13! Drammen kommunes kunstnerleilighet er nå bebodd av den australske multimediekunstneren og forskeren Tracey Benson, og vi inviterer […]

Photograph of Kate Vega and Tracey Benson at Crawick Multiverse, September 15, 2017. Photograph by Gian Pietro.

In recent months I have often been asked about the meaning of the Wyrd symbol which has been part of a number of workshops, artworks and events. This is a very powerful symbol which represents many, many things. I was initially drawn to it as it looked like a weaving, a meshing – something which […]

Journey to Urke © Tracey M Benson

At the moment we are traveling with Hurtgruten on the MS Vesterålen from Bergen to Tromsø. For me this is a very exciting part of my time in Norway, as it is both a holiday and a chance to explore some of the west coast of this magnificent country. The MS Vesterålen is named after […]