Tracey Benson

Festivals, Events & Exhibitions

Made of Walking V: Prespes, Greece

Made of Walking (V) Prespes, is a residency and conference, hosted by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece.

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Made of Walking is an ongoing nomadic event exploring Walking Arts, taking place in Prespes, Greece, 1 to 7 July 2019.

Why Walking Arts? As an artist, I explore a range of media in diverse ways to connect to and explore our human relationship to land and place. Over the past 6 years, walking has increasingly become central to my creative process and the works that I create as an artist. My focus on walking and art as process has been a shift towards a practice invoking presence and awareness of our surrounding world. In my work, this has best been captured by an ongoing dialogue with water.

Key international walking artists will be there and I feel honoured to be invited to the “Made of Walking V” residency and conference, which is an amazing opportunity to work with and learn from other walking artists from around the world.

This journey is tied to the ongoing evolution of my creative practice in the Walking Arts and my emerging focus on the Sacred.

As an artist my work often does not translate into sale-able products, so my ability to earn an income from my creative practice is somewhat limited.

The project is an important opportunity to connect with a like-minded creative community and to foster Walking Arts as an area of praxis.

From Greece I plan to travel to Chartres Cathedral to build on my research into the Sacred by participating in The Cosmic Dance of Astronomica with Ubiquity University. To date, I have written a number of blogs relating to the Sacred. For example, The reluctant scientist: giving space to the Sacred is my most recent blog post.

I am raising funds to cover my travel expenses, including accommodation and food. Already I have received some in-kind support which is fantastic as it has made me feel brave enough to crowd fund through the Australian Cultural Fund.

Walking Arts is an emerging creative discipline and your support helps to encourage the development of this discourse in the Arts.

To find out more information about my projects go to: Walking Projects

I am very grateful for all support received.


Tracey Benson is an artist and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. Her work focuses on notions of place and identity, experimenting with a range of media – video, online, emerging media technologies and augmented reality.

She often collaborates with cultural owners and guides – working with Australian Indigenous communities, historians, artists, technologists and thinkers. Community and audience participation and engagement are also areas of relevance and this is echoed in her work with government on online sustainability programs and in her work in the university sector, where she works as a sessional academic focusing on cross-media and media focused subjects.

Her work has featured in many international and national emerging media festivals since 1996. Tracey has an MA from QUT, Creative Industries and a PhD from ANU, which explores online environments and social impacts in the geo-physical world.

Since 2007, she has co-organised the Canberra chapter of Dorkbot and is also Secretary/Treasurer of NZ based organisation Intercreate. This organisation brings together artists, scientists and Indigenous peoples to focus on environmental challenges and sustainable solutions.


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