Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak was the opening event for Perth Festival 2019. A free, immersive light and sound installation, the show was updated and remounted following a successful season in 2017. Using cutting edge technology and a collaborative team of artists, scientists and Indigenous Elders, Boorna Waanginy tells the story of south-western WA’s unique biodiversity and explores the parallels between Indigenous knowledge and western science.
In 2019, the show involved thousands of school children, included a practical component to help people take on-ground action to help biodiversity, doubled its audience to over 200,000 and had rave reviews around the world.
Can art change the conversation around conservation and how do we convert the conversation into action?
Mandy Bamford, Ecologist and Science Communicator, Bamford Consulting Ecologists
When: Monday 17th February, 2:00-3:30
Where: Room G03, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton