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 […]

Jamtli, The Överhogdal Tapestries,

Most people who read my blog know that I love symbols and ancient knowledge and that I am also quite obsessed by how different kinds of ancient knowledge informs our understanding of the world. Examples of projects include my obsession with the Wyrd symbol as well as collaborative works, in particular Exchanging breath : Way […]

*Ignite* logo

In February 2018, I will be working with Josiah Jordan and Lee Joachim to present the very first *Ignite* workshop in Shepparton at the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative RAC. This is very exciting for me as it brings together many threads in my life – media arts, education, sustainability behaviour change and love of Country. The […]

How can we create fresh unions of myth, art and science in relationship with the earth and the stars in 2017? We invite you to journey outside conventional science and received Western wisdom to explore other forms of communication with the earth system that we are a part of. On the 15th September we are […]

Tønsberg Viking Market © Tracey M Benson

Today I headed to Tønsberg to check out the Viking Market. What started out as a very wet and rainy day turned into a beautiful warm and sunny afternoon. Tønsberg is about 45 minutes by train from Drammen and with all train trips in Norway, the scenery along the route was gorgeous – lush and […]

I see you Watching me Watching you © Tracey M Benson || bytetime

The last few days it has been raining so I have not ventured far from the residence. Today, the weather has been glorious, low 20s, sunny and not much wind. A great day for a wander around town. Today I took a different route and headed towards the port. Close to the railway station is […]

"Changing Tides Series" by Tracey M Benson

Just to keep things interesting, I am having a show of recent work at the Arts Lounge at Belconnen Arts Centre this month. The exhibition is the first from my Waters of the Past project and explores a number of coastal landscapes in diverse places: Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Sawtell in NSW and Te Mahia […]