This post is the online version of a paper presented at the Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 symposium, at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The summary states: Women*, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 seeks to bring together diverging and complementary views on feminism, its history, practice […]

Slide from 'My Country', 1997 Tracey M Benson

In 1997 I created a looping video work on VHS – My Country. This work explored ideas of place, nationhood and identity by casting a critical eye on some of the iconic images and words that describe this land known as Australia. The idea for the work came when I found some old prints in […]

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 […]

Scalpland webpage - performance in 1995 and 1996. I often refer to this work

This post was originally posted on Geokult in 2011 – https://geokult.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/scalpland-poetic-performance-1995-1996/ Background This performance based work was initially presented as part of course work for Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Queensland, Department of Art History Visiting Scholar program in 1995. It was later presented at Volt:the new performance at the Institute of Modern Art, […]

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 […]

*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 […]

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 […]