Documentation of ‘Trace drawing’ Berkana, Laguz (inverted), Teiwaz in Fuglafjørður, photograph by Martin Drury

The notion of ritual is one which brings together many different aspects to creative practice. It has the ability to weave in stories of place and genealogy as well as a way of formulating process. Ritual is about making things sacred. To honour a process, a connection, a place. This is the kind of ritual […]

Runes for the Drammenselva © Tracey M Benson

Saturday was the first time I had seen the Pacific ocean for a while. I always feel a return to centre, a sense of humility and awe when I gaze out on to that immense blue. It was the first body of water that I remember swimming in, though somewhat further north, and over the […]

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

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 […]