Tree Story

Tree Story

  • 6 February – 10 April 2021
  • Monash University Museum of Art

    Ground Floor, Building F
    Monash University
    Caulfield Campus
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East VIC 3145

  • Tree Story website
Image: Nici Cumpston, Great-grandmother Barka 2020, Adelaide, Kaurna Country, pigment inkjet print, 80 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Gallery

Tree Story brings together creative practices from around the world to create a ‘forest’ of ideas relating to critical environmental and sustainability issues. At its foundation—or roots—are Indigenous ways of knowing and a recognition of trees as our ancestors and family. An exhibition, publication and podcast series, Tree Story takes inspiration from the underground networks, information sharing and mutual support understood to exist within tree communities, and poses the question: What can we learn from trees and the importance of Country?

Curated by MUMA's Charlotte Day with Dr Brian Martin, Associate Dean, Indigenous, Monash Art, Design and Architecture.


  • Brook Garru Andrew (AU)
  • Yto Barrada (FR/MA)
  • Berdaguer & Péjus (FR)
  • Joseph Beuys (DE)
  • Tania Bruguera (CU)
  • Hayley Panangka Coulthard (AU)
  • Nici Cumpston (AU)
  • Agnes Denes (HU/US)
  • Yanni Florence (AU)
  • Ceal Floyer (UK)
  • Nicole Foreshew (AU)
  • Henrik Håkansson (SE/DE)
  • Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti (PS/IT)
  • Beth Mbitjana Inkamala (AU)
  • Judith Pungarta Inkamala (AU)
  • Tim Johnson (AU)
  • Reena Saini Kallat (IN)
  • Peter Kennedy (AU)
  • Olga Kisseleva (FR)
  • Janet Laurence (AU)
  • MAIX Reserved Forest (MY)
  • Brian Martin (AU)
  • Kent Morris (AU)
  • Peter Mungkuri OAM (AU)
  • Optronic Kinetics (AU)
  • Uriel Orlow (CH/UK)
  • Jill Orr (AU)
  • Katie Paterson (UK)
  • Ed Ruscha (US)
  • Yasmin Smith (AU)
  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (BR/ES)
  • Stelarc (AU)
  • Linda Tegg (AU)

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