Menindee Lakes 2019 by Tracey M Benson

This year I have started a new series of works exploring the inland lakes and rivers of the Murray Darling Basin (MDB), building on the Words for Water project. As an ACF River Fellow and River Ambassador, I have learnt a lot from other Fellows from around the MBD about the many challenges the rivers […]

This is a reblog from the Untaming the Urban (UU2) website: Artists The Planet Spins (Liz Barker, Louisa Miranda, Tommy Dick), Dr Jeremy Mayall and Sebastian J Lowe, Michael Norris and C H R Θ M A (Kate Genevieve Vega and friends). Curated by Tracey M Benson. Three questions provided the context for discussion and the basis of […]

At Brahma Kumaris

As I prepare to write my annual post about the year that was, I can feel the mercury rising. It is predicted to be 39 degrees celsius today in Canberra.* In many ways this sense of anticipation is a bit like how my year unfolded. It started very gently and intensified as the year progressed. […]

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had lots of fun rediscovering the joy of making books. I found a stack of nice paper that had been hidden in the cupboard for years as well as some spare canvas prints that were test prints for an exhibition. I wanted to challenge myself with making […]

Earth to Sky at IAE

Some of my works from my exhibition at CSIRO are now on display at the Institute of Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra 🙂   Very happy to see these works on the walls.

Big Banana Time Inc. 1995

Dr Tracey M Benson, April 2018 *Edited from article commissioned by Institute of Art and Ideas (www.iai.tv) You are at the Eiffel Tower and want to get that perfect picture, a selfie with the tower in the background, just like the ones you see in the travel guides. But there is a problem. You find it […]

Aphrodite's Rock - view from the trail.

It has been a couple of weeks since returning from Cyprus and the Made of Walking residency. This was a really unique residency to be a part of as it linked together many different aspects of my interests in walking, particularly on ideas related to mindfulness and creativity. It was a very valuable experience to […]