SMART tree at NERAM – Trees Inside Out

SMART tree at NERAM – Trees Inside Out

Cherene Spendelove (Catalyst Club), Jonathon Larsen, Benjamin Thorn (artists), Will Winter (coordinator of the Smart Tree Project) and MP Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall at NERAM last Friday night.


The North Western Regional Science Hub launched its very own Smart Tree last Friday night.    Over the previous week, artists Jonathon Larsen and Benjamin Thorn, with the help of some young ‘artists’, created a sculptural and auditory representation of a tree using recycled boxes and other easily accessible materials.  From tree – to cardboard – back to tree!

From the outside we can perceive the tree shape in the assembled boxes, but as we go inside the sculptural tree it is possible to imagine entering a living tree – experiencing the close comfort of the tree’s shelter and listening to the sounds of a living and growing tree

The North Western Regional Science Hub is The Armidale Tree Group, Southern New England Landcare (SNELCC), The Department of Education, The Catalyst Club and the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM).

This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government as part of National Science Week.