Tree Story

Author(s): Charlotte Day (Editor); Melissa Ratliff (Editor)

contemporary art | first nations history + stories | australian art | new arrivals

Tree Story brings together creative practices from around the world to create a 'forest' of ideas relating to critical environmental and sustainability issues. At its foundation--or roots--are Indigenous ways of knowing and a recognition of trees as our ancestors and family. The major international group exhibition and podcast will be accompanied by a reader, which connects tree stories across time and place. Featuring varied contributions from thirty-three exhibiting artists and projects in a fully illustrated colour section--ranging from early 1970s environmental actions to studying plant communications--Tree Story will include newly commissioned and republished texts from artists, activists, ecologists, scholars, curators and authors that foreground First Nations' knowledges, reflect on the rights and agency of trees, explore notions of cultural heritage, reveal knowledge of tree networks and consider loss in times of climate emergency. Together, the diverse contributions in Tree Story pose the question: what can we learn from trees and the importance of Country?

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781922464422
  • : Monash University Publishing
  • : Monash University Publishing
  • : April 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charlotte Day (Editor); Melissa Ratliff (Editor)
  • : Hardback
  • : 176