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Powerhouse Late: Sydney Science Festival

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Thursday 18 August from 5pm to 9pm

Sydney Science Festival presents a celebration of the gum tree to coincide with the launch of the Eucalyptusdom publication and In Relation, a podcast that reveals how we can learn with, and from, trees.

Listen to experts Victor Steffensen, Professor Belinda Medlyn and Dr Rebecca Jordan discuss how the survival of the iconic eucalypt is tied to our own survival. Experience newly commissioned work by Janet Laurence, with Dirt Witches and collaborators under the direction of Lizzie Thomson, as well as the launch of a new scent by Anna May Kirk and Ainslie Walker.

5.45pm: WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Metropolitan Land Council.

6pm: PROCESSION

Spelling Seeds is a new site-specific performance artwork by Janet Laurence, with Dirt Witches, The Tree Veneration Society and other collaborators, under the direction of choreographer Lizzie Thomson. The work is commissioned by Powerhouse as part of Eucalyptusdom.

6.45pm: LAUNCH

Eucalyptusdom publication and podcast launch.

7.15pm: WRITING IN FOCUS

Eucalyptusdom artists Julie Gough and Luna Mrozik-Gawler reflect on how writing forms part of their creative practice .

7.30pm: SENTINELS OF A CHANGING CLIMATE

Our panel of leading scientists and experts — Victor Steffensen, Professor Belinda Medlyn and Dr Rebecca Jordan — discuss how the survival of the iconic eucalypt is tied to our own survival in the face of the worst climate crisis in nearly 12,000 years.

8pm: SCENT EXPERIENCE

Anna May Kirk and Ainslie Walker introduce their new scent.

5pm: PODCAST

Be one of the first to listen to In Relation, a series of dialogues with artists, writers, ecologists and researchers learning with and from trees.

5pm: MUSIC

DEL LUMANTA

SHOP

Purchase the newly released Eucalyptusdom publication.

POWERHOUSE LATE is free.

Powerhouse Late is a series of free after-hours events featuring live music, film screenings, workshops, talks and exhibition tours, every Thursday night. No bookings required.

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