Visiting Eucalyptus started as an music and photographic commission by Damian Barbeler and Tim Jetis for the Four Winds Festival in 2017. Over six months we went out and "visited" eucalyptus trees on the east coast of Australia as inspiration for a photographic art installation, a book and finally a classical art music composition. The project premiered in April 2018 at the Four Winds Festival.
The trees we met were as diverse as the geographical environments. From the Spotted Gum to the Rainbow Gum, the Monkey Gum to the Flooded Gum, we discovered a staggering diversity in texture, colour, shape and even smell in the trees of this most iconic of Australian genuses.
Damian and Tim have continued to make works inspired by trees. In preparation for a new phase of activity we are dusting off this website to feature our new projects and activities. The site has been designed to give our audience a behind the scenes look at the artistic journey of Visiting Eucalyptus. It is a means to share photos, writing and other materials. Readers are encouraged to contribute their knowledge also... If you can identify a tree that we can't, then please do share in the comments areas provided.
Damian and Tim