Join the Green Bee to connect with art and local community partners and organisers in climate action.
Following a Wurundjeri Welcome to Country, participants are invited to get their hands dirty at Collingwood Children’s Farm, whilst meeting other people who are also looking to broaden their environmental engagement.
The Green Bee concludes with Caitlin Dear’s “Tree Time”, an audio-guided artwork inviting reflection on your relationship to nature by interacting with trees.
This event will encourage participants to connect with like-minded local people, artists, and organisations in climate action.
Caitlin Dear is an artist working with choreography, live art, and practice-based research who presents across theatre, gallery, and public settings. Her work prioritises audience participation, incorporating immersive or interactive elements to directly engage people with the inquiries of her projects. Working with dance, text, and sound she creates sensorially and intellectually engaging experiences, whether it be a theatre show or an outdoor adventure. Her works engender clinical wonder and focused multiplicity, encouraging audiences to ponder philosophical problems from an embodied perspective with a scientific sensibility. Passionate about human-tree relations and ecologically-engaged artistic practice, Caitlin has presented at research symposiums on these subjects at Stockholm University of the Arts, Malmö Academy of Music and Inter Arts Center. Caitlin has worked with Dancehouse through the Emerging Choreographers Program, On The Table, and Summer Space Grants. In Narrm/Melbourne, she has also worked with Lucy Guerin Inc, Testing Grounds, and c3 contemporary artspace, as well as performing for other choreographers including at Melbourne Festival, Arts House, MPavilion and Dance Speaks. In Sweden, her work has been shown by Index the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and Weld Theatre. She has also worked with Danscentrum, Höjden, and Index to lead research-based workshops as professional training opportunities for artists. More information: Caitlin Dear