SEASONS in Blak Box

SEASONS in Blak Box was presented at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens in March 2020.

SEASONS in Blak Box is a multi-part sound work that explores the integral role of plants in the Kulin seasonal calendar. Through the time-honoured practice of deep listening, SEASONS invites audiences to experience climatic and seasonal variation, less as a weather event and more as a cultural phenomenon.

Presented in Blak Box, an award-winning sound pavilion designed by renowned architect Kevin O’Brien, SEASONS is curated by respected Aboriginal broadcaster and radio journalist Daniel Browning. Key Indigenous artists Parbin-ata Carolyn Briggs AM, Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Aunty Joy Murphy AO and Justice Nelson along with featured artists Fay Stewart-Muir and Mandy Nicholson weave story, language and anecdote in a deeply moving evocation of country. SEASONS features new music by composer James Henry and lighting design by Karen Norris.

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

SEASONS is a work that is well suited to people who are blind or vision impaired as it is a listening experience in which the audience can experience music, spoken word and song from First Nations artists.

To find out more, and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria website here.

Proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and City of Melbourne. Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.