Emergence Magazine and TERRAIN Projects are presenting a multi-sensory exhibition as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival called Trees. It’s been designed to remind us of our relationship with the living world, and more specifically, with trees.
Spread over four days, the exhibition features award-winning VR experiences Sanctuary of SIlence and The Atomic Tree, a story of a 400-year-old white pine bonsai that survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast.
Trees will also host an outdoor cinema, screening a series of short films including the Emmy-nominated Earthrise, which takes a deep dive into the first image captured of Earth from space in 1968, along with the way that this image influenced a new perspective on our planet at a global level.
The space will house several installations from Australian botanical artist Hattie Malloy, who’s joined by Pulitzer-prize finalist David Haskell and his new sensory-focussed work 11 Ways of Smelling a Tree.
Throughout the four days are panel discussions with land rights activists, Djab Warrung storytelling on sacred birthing trees and sound performances by the Yarra River that further support the theme of Trees.
Following the devastating fires experienced across the globe in recent times, the exhibit comes as a response by inviting guests to explore their relationship with trees on a personal and community level.
Trees is free, and runs daily from Thursday 13 February to Sunday 16 February at O_Studio, 200A Argyle St. Fitzroy.