The Meeting of the Waters: Locative Media Oceania (LMO)

LMO was a 2.5 week course with participants from around the world and speakers representing First Nations from the Oceania region. including Vanuatu, Aotearoa New Zealand, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri, Kamilori and many more. The focus was on understanding and engaging with place using locative media technologies and other collaborative tools to co-design projects concentrating on a number of key themes:

  • Water
  • Climate change
  • Cultural connections to place
  • Ecosystems health
  • Deep time

The themes focus on a shared concern and the need to act for the restoration of ecosystems, living with climate change, plus the impacts of forced migration and the loss of biodiversity.

Banner for LMO

Through exploring locative media, creativity, science and storytelling people came together to connect with each other, their places and their ancestral knowledge. LMO was a collaboration between Treecreate and Supercluster, funded and hosted by the Centre for Applied Water Science, at University of Canberra.


The Treecreative program brings together walking, connecting with nature and the environment with creativity, mindfulness and guided meditation.

Treecreative walkshop at Ginninderry Conservation Corridor May 2021 © Tracey Benson

Workshops are run over 3 hours and have been hosted at Ginninderry Conservation Corridor and Urambi Hills. You can contact us to make a booking. Maximum group size is 15 participants.

CBR First Friday Walks

Over 2021, we will be presenting a series of public walkshops on the first Friday of the month.

Walking meditation along Tuggeranong Creek, Urambi © Martin Drury
Walking meditation along Tuggeranong Creek, Uramb, March 2021i © Martin Drury

The program connects to the international program with walking artists in Europe and the US – First Friday Walks (FFW):

Each CBR First Friday Walk there will be a different theme to the walk. Some months there will be a guest walker collaborating with the Treecreate team to create content for a larger exhibition / presentation in 2022. 

Guided Meditations

We are creating a series of guided meditations for you to download for free ❤ The meditations have been used in our in-person workshops to engage our participants in the more-than-human world around them.

Walking meditation at Ginninderry Conservation Corridor, May 2021 © Tracey M Benson

Tree planting activities

One of our main goals is to plant trees. Right now.  We have a long term vision of regenerating degraded cropping or grazing land which is a little way off. For now we are focusing on supporting local community groups and social enterprises with their planting projects.

Tree planting projects
30 Aug 2020 | 200 trees | Urambi Hills | Urambi Hills Parkcare Group
12 Sep 2020 | 500 trees | Downer Micro-forest | The Climate Factory

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and beyond and honour their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Elders of the Joondoburri and Gubbi Gubbi peoples, on whose land we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples and acknowledge their deep knowledge of the earth.

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