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 […]

*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 […]

Rune stones from Sawtell

I am quite a bit slower with my year in review post, unlike last’s year post which I managed to publish before the end of 2015. If 2015 was a big year then 2016 was quite overwhelming – to the extent that I have been very low-key so far this year – with the exception […]

Installing near the creek

In earlier posts about Way of the Turtle I wrote about our collaboration for Water, Peace, Power in Taranaki. During the residency, we learnt a lot from our mentors Andrew Hornblow, Nigel Helyer and Allan Giddy. We also found the conversations with the other artists very enriching. The final work combined a micro-controller (picaxe) that […]

Documentation "Words for Water Stage 4.2", Huatoki Plaza, SCANZ2015, New Plymouth © Tracey Benson 2015

As I sit quietly sipping my morning coffee, I am contemplating the year that has just blown past – 2015. Without doubt it was a big year, with lots of travel, projects and collaborations. Many of the projects I have worked on are also long-term and ongoing, so I am thinking that 2016 will also be […]

Words for Water: Mary, Stage 5

Last week I spent some time on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, working on the next stage of Words for Water. My work focuses on the Mary River and the creeks that run into the river, close to the source near Kenilworth. Here are the images of augmented reality auras. This work will be shown […]

Image from Burner collective's Stir project

A great new initiative has started up in Canberra to support young talent  – Stir. The website says: Stir is a platform that provides 15-30 year olds in CBR with the skills and tools to write a proposal for their personal projects. The platform also invites everybody to give their feedback and show their support, and when the 1st of June […]