20 August – Plant Bank, Mt Annan
As part of ‘Sydney Science Festival 2016’ the Tree Veneration Society will be hosting several tree based workshops over 2 separate days. We will be encouraging members of the public to come and explore trees with us via the senses! For more information and to book a session, keep on reading!
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 Instagram. (Due to Instagram regulations, participants must be 13yrs and over.)
- listening to the trees through special listening devices
- taking macro photos of aspects of the trees through the use of Olloclips that can be attached to smartphones
- tasting and smelling the trees through a tea ceremony
- drawing the tree
- taking rubbings of fallen plant material that can be turned into adornments to venerate a favourite tree
Thank you to Olloclip for their generous sponsorship of our ‘seeing pod’. For more information about the Olloclips used in our workshops please click here.