*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 […]

Documentation - Walking with the Ancients, Photograph © Tracey M Benson

Overview Founded in 2010 by Ricardo Del Farra, the conference brings together artists with scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, management and policy experts, sociologists and engineers from around the world. Balance-Unbalance (BunB) is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into […]

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 […]

Conversations about wai

We are currently in residence in New Plymouth for Water, Peace, Power. Over the weekend we stayed at the camp house at the base of Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park, which was a wonderful way of introducing residents to Taranaki. Over the weekend we had a hui (meeting) which explored the themes of WPP. The […]

Words for Water, 2013

Project summary: Way of the Turtle Outline The Way of the Turtle is a collaboration between Yorta Yorta researcher Lee Joachim and artist Tracey Benson focused on how connection to country can build strong and healthy communities though skills and intergenerational knowledge sharing. The project uses a range of media including environmental data, augmented reality (AR), video and photography to […]