Portrait of Community (2023-)
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People connecting to share and grow knowledge of disruptions to natural cycles of change

MEASO Living Data (2020-)
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Indigenous cultural knowledge expands scientific understanding of the central role of the Southern Ocean in regulating global health.

Lunar Time: Living Data Library (2019-)
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Different minds work together on virtual country to link stories from cultural knowledge and scientific data.

Seeding Treaties: Voices from the Southern Ocean (2019-)
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People make agreements (treaties) to share and grow knowledge for sustaining humanity in the natural world.

Aboriginal Studies (2005-)

What is your relationship to Aboriginal Australia?
An online journal contains work towards a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies. The study begins in Sydney in 2005 at the Eroa Aboriginal College and is completed online from London in 2006, through Sydney's Open Training & Education Network (OTEN).

Gumbaygnirr Story (2018)
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New media arts are used reveal ancient totemic relationships that inform Indigenous peoples as landscape ecologists.

Oceanic Bliss (2016-2018)
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Art-science collaborations celebrate the diversity in life and human connection to the ocean.

Track Changes (2016-2018)
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Gestures are generated and traced so that people can identify through their bodies with processes of change in nature.

Living Data (2011- )
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Changes in understandings can happen through interactions between scientists and artists.

Antarctic Animation
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How can animation be used to combine scientific data and subjective responses? Animations and an exegesis are approved by the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, for the award of a PhD.

Icemelt (2002-2006)

A scientific expedition to Antarctica leads to a new animation practice that combines scientific data and subjective responses.

The Life and Death show (2002-2003)

A community arts project evolves from talks with other artists about the meaning of death in the face of the September 11 event.

Roget's Circular (1999-2002)

Interconnecting journeys through the countries of our forebears inform a thesaurus that expands English language through digital animation and interactive technology.

A Little Skiting on the Side (2000)

Digital animation and interactive media are used to bring together stories shared by people from Tasmania's Flinders Island community.

Terra Incognita (1993-1995)

Drawings, paintings, assemblages and an interactive CDROM are made to visualise the creative process of Australian writer Carmel Bird. This work is approved by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) for the award of Master of Arts.

Bitmap101 (1994)

A national exhibition is curated to represent Australia's emerging digital arts and installations, for the inaugural Next Wave Festival.

Beware of Pedestrians (1994-1995)

A digital puppet is made to express diversity in human emotions.

Workshops (ongoing)

Lisa Roberts (right), Newtown, Sydney, Nov 2006
Photo: Rosie Green


The knowledge of historical continuity is one of man's most valuable steppingstones in his evolutionary progress. The purposeful accumulation of experiences can protect him from the repetition of mistakes, so that his creative power can gradually be saved for socially productive tasks. This productivity should be the alpha and omega of education, the translating of all the elements of learning into a creative sociobiological living ...

... Each generation differs from the preceding one in the determination of its task. The task of this generation is to search for its roots. It must try to understand the significance of natural functions so that everyone may become aware of the essential purpose of living: the preservation and refinement of the biological nature of the individual within a harmonious social existence.

Moholy-Nagy, L. (1956) p. 23-5, Vision in Motion, Paul Theobald and Company, Chicago