Science Communication

Searching for the eel song

Eelhu #2

 

Freshwater eels have enchanted great minds for centuries, their mysteries as elusive as their presence. Through sound and stories, we are exploring Tasmania’s eels with our collaborator Malcolm Johnson. We have created eel-skin instruments, developed performances telling the incredible life cycle of eels, and are currently making a schools show about Tasmania’s freshwater eels, supported by Arts Tasmania.

Malcolm Johnson
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Imagining lutruwita’s Deep Time: a Journey through Science, Art and Song

A musical storytelling performance with live art. Created by palaeoecologist Penny Jones, Hadley Art Prize’s Curator and artist Amy Jackett, Emily Sheppard, Yyan Ng and Georgia Shine. Supported by Inspiring Tasmania Funding.

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Past Performances

2022 Tasmanian tour (Wynyard, Queenstown, Launceston, Lilydale)

2021 Birch’s Bay Art Farm 

2021 The Unconformity 

2021 The Ecological Society of Australia 

Kelp violins

3x kelp violins

Instrument building from bull kelp, composition and performance with Dr. Cayne Layton (IMAS) speaking about the ecological role of kelp forests in Tasmania. 

Kelp violin making by Roger Bodley and Chris Henderson. 

 

Past Performances

2023 Moonbird festival, Beach performance at the Cultural Centre

2021 Kelp music, Burnie Coastal Art Group

2021 Tunes in The Tulips

bull kelp
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