Delighted to announce that my socio eco art practice “The Memory Palace of Tree Stories” has been awarded public funding via Carlow County Council and the Creative Ireland Carlow Programme . This support has helped me build a specially designated website for the gathering of peoples tree stories on video.
Your Just a Minute Tree Story
These short videos are less than a minute, they can be about any aspect of trees, it might be an historical tree story or even an ecological tree story or a personal tree story. It would be great if you can include a comment on how we might live better with the planet and the greater community of life.
Why create your Tree Story?
After crafting your own narrative, your tree story will be part of a traveling community, your story will be presented to different audiences in exhibitions in China and Ireland and possibly elsewhere. I am making artworks in response to a number of the Tree Stories. Making your Tree Story will be easier than ever with the on site Videographer at the Carlow Garden Festival .
Carlow Garden Festival July 29th – August 5th
The Memory Palace of Tree Stories will gather trees stories from visitors attending the various Gardens and Heritage Gardens during the festival . I am currently working with renowned videographer Patrick Bramley and Eileen O’Rourke from the Carlow Tourist Office so as to gather tree stories from guests coming to hear presentations and talks by celebrities at the different venues.
People can tell their one minute tree story on the day without filming and editing concerns.
This event is supported by Carlow County Council and Creative Ireland
Some of the venues we will be available for recording your tree story :
Aboretum Home and Garden Heaven ,
An Gairdin Beo
Duckett’s Grove House and Gardens
Huntington Castle and Garden
Altamont Gardens and Plant Sales
Kilgraney House and Herb Garden
Irish Embassy, Beijing July 28th
“Ambassadors for Nature” event
I will make a presentation introducing the socio eco art practice the Memory Palace of Trees Stories at this event which focusses on small and immediate ways to improve our surrounding biodiversity. I will also talk a little about the Earth Charter and invite people to ‘Tree Story’ workshops in Beijing later this August .