Discover more about the life of trees through your senses and imagination with the help of the Tree Veneration Society. The society aims to reconnect people through listening, touching, seeing, smelling and imagining the tree, while acknowledging its attributes.
You will use traditional technology to make art and explore different creative activities inspired by trees.
And on the new technology side, workstations with listening devices will help you to hear the trees via the expertise of a researcher who is completing his PhD in this area. Olloclips will also be provided for your smartphone camera to visually explore the components of the trees and see them at a macro scale.
Participants will be encouraged to share the day’s events and activities through a photo competition on social media.
- listening to the trees through special listening devices (book here)
- taking macro photos of aspects of the trees through the use of Olloclips (book here)
- tasting and smelling the trees through a tea ceremony (book here)
- drawing the tree
- taking rubbings of fallen plant material that can be turned into adornments to venerate a favourite tree
NB: Two locations on two dates – 13 August at Centennial Park and 20 August at Mt Annan.