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Acknowledgement
We wish to acknowledge the sovereign peoples of the lands in which we meet and in doing so, honour all Elders, past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge all creatures, human and non-human who inhabit the lands and waters where we live. Sovereignty never ceded -always was, Always will be…

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Arboretum is a forest – a forest of trees – imaginary or real – breathing leaves – whispering breath – join the forest – add your tree – as we weave our trees throughout the world – here in the wisdom of murmuring leaves as we receive the solidarity of the forest.

Arboretum members: Anne Versailles, Elspeth ’Billie’ Penfold, Fay Stevens, Hira Sheikh, Joan Kelly, Tracey Benson

Tracey Benson

Tracey M Benson is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. In 2019 she founded Treecreate, a social enterprise focused on creative action around regeneration, reforestation and eco-awareness. With an interest in ubiquitous ...

Anne Versailles

Originaly trained as a bio-eco-geographer, Anne Versailles is today a walker, geopoet and sound artist. In her backpack, there are always maps, a notebook, her microphones and a camera. She walks, crosses territories, gleaning words, images and sounds from...

Elspeth Penfold

SWS Award winner

Elspeth (Billie) Penfold (MRBS FRSA) is a textile artist who combines walking, weaving and performative storytelling. Billie uses hapticity and psychogeography to explore narratives. She hand spins ropes which are knotted by participants as part of perform...

Fay Stevens

I am an archeologist (UCL) and award-winning lecturer and researcher and have worked in archeological projects in Armenia, Europe and the UK and travelled extensively on academic research including Syria, Jordan, USA and Japan. I specialize in the philosop...

Joan Kelly

Joan Kelly

Joan Kelly originally trained as a sound engineer and artist who created environmentally based sound installations. She transferred these skills into working on sound teams for film and TV while completing an MA Media Arts, before moving across to a museum...

Hira Sheikh

Hira Sheikh

Hira is a Ph.D. Candidate with the Urban Informatics Research Group at the QUT Design Lab and QUT Digital Media Research Centre. She is an architect and an urban design theorist by background. Her research focuses on more-than-human smart urban governance....

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