TREES: A Multisensory Exhibition

Thursday 13 February 2020 - Sunday 16 February 2020

Engage with the power and wonder of trees through virtual reality, botanical installations, film, aroma, talks, performances and more at this unique four-day pop-up installation from Emergence Magazine – an award-winning publication connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. 

This special event is an opportunity to provide visitors a space for contemplation, gain new perspectives on trees and reimagine our relationship to the living world.

Virtual reality installations of 'Sanctuaries of Silence' and 'The Atomic Tree' will be paired with botanical haptics by Hattie Molloy.

This is a free event, presented as part of the Sustainable Living Festival by Emergence Magazine in partnership with TERRAIN Projects.


Open 11am – 9pm daily, with special programming as follows:

Thursday 13th, 6–9pm
Gallery Opening with Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter Junior (Wurundjeri Elder), Djab Warrung Sacred Birthing Trees storytelling by Amanda Mahomet, Didgeridoo performance by Brent Watkins, and a welcome by Emergence executive editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.

Friday 14th, 7–9pm 
Outdoor Cinema of award-winning short films including: The Church Forests of Ethiopia, Counter Mapping, Lost World and the Emmy Nominated Earthrise. Q&A with director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and tree flavoured ice-cream from Gelato Papa by donation for Wildlife Victoria.

Saturday 15th
2pm: The Social Lives of Trees. Panel discussion with TreeProject’s Stephen Watson, more-than-human geographer Dr. Catherine Phillips and socio-ecological anthropologist Monica Minnegal, hosted by TERRAIN director, Cristina Napoleone.
7pm: Conversation and reading with award-winning writer and land rights activist Alexis Wright.

Sunday 16th, 5–6pm
Ambient-ecological sound performance by River Yarra.

Location & Contacts

O Studio


Date and time:
11am - 9pm
Thursday 13 February 2020 - Sunday 16 February 2020

200A Argyle Street, Fitzroy