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Close-up of a trunk of a Eucalyptus tree with bark peeling away.
Image: Eucalypt bark by John Tann at the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, NSW Australia, January 2009 / Image is edited.

Powerhouse Late Sydney Science Festival

Presented by Powerhouse
Event Details
Free - No Ticket Required

Sydney Science Festival presents a celebration of the gum tree to coincide with the launch of the Eucalyptusdom publication and In Relation, a podcast that reveals how we can learn with, and from, trees.

Listen to experts Victor Steffensen, Professor Belinda Medlyn and Dr Rebecca Jordan discuss how the survival of the iconic eucalypt is tied to our own survival. Experience newly commissioned work by Janet Laurence, with Dirt Witches and collaborators under the direction of Lizzie Thomson, as well as the launch of a new scent by Anna May Kirk and Ainslie Walker.


5.45pm
WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Metropolitan Land Council.

6pm
PROCESSION

Spelling Seeds is a new site-specific performance artwork by Janet Laurence, with Dirt Witches, The Tree Veneration Society and other collaborators, under the direction of choreographer Lizzie Thomson. The work is commissioned by Powerhouse as part of Eucalyptusdom.

6.45pm
LAUNCH
Eucalyptusdom publication and podcast launch.

7.15pm
WRITING IN FOCUS

Eucalyptusdom artists Julie Gough and Luna Mrozik-Gawler reflect on how writing forms part of their creative practice .

7.30pm
SENTINELS OF A CHANGING CLIMATE
Our panel of leading scientists and experts — Victor Steffensen, Professor Belinda Medlyn and Dr Rebecca Jordan — discuss how the survival of the iconic eucalypt is tied to our own survival in the face of the worst climate crisis in nearly 12,000 years.

8pm
SCENT EXPERIENCE
Anna May Kirk and Ainslie Walker introduce their new scent.

5pm
PODCAST
Be one of the first to listen to In Relation, a series of dialogues with artists, writers, ecologists and researchers learning with and from trees.

5pm
MUSIC
DEL LUMANTA

SHOP
Purchase the newly released Eucalyptusdom publication.

POWERHOUSE LATE is free.
Powerhouse Late is a series of free after-hours events featuring live music, film screenings, workshops, talks and exhibition tours, every Thursday night. No bookings required.