Alice Springs Desert Park Artist Residency Proposal

In partnership with Gondwanalink the Genestreams sculptures initiative is a nationwide project between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and conservation groups. The public art project unites traditional knowledge with western science. The Genestreams Sculptures team has plans to install many Genestreams sculptures across Australia in an effort to increase an awareness of the importance of the song lines, ecological restoration, cultural restoration, threatened species and how, through deep time all species are connected within the Tree of Life. We welcome participation from all communities across Australia and abroad.  Our patrons are professor Steve Hopper and Dr Noal Nannup.

The first Genestreams sculpture was created at Twin Creeks nature reserve in partnership with Gondwana Link –

The next Genestreams sculpture opens in the Bunya Mountains in December.

With Genestreams sculptures existing in both the far south west near the Stirling Ranges and the Bunya Mountains in Queensland the next Genestreams sculpture should be central Australia. The values inherit in Alice Springs Desert Park make it the perfect site for a Genestreams Sculpture project.

In mid 2022 artists Ben Beeton and Mali Moir propose to undertake an artist residency project at the Alice Springs Desert Park in order to create the natural history art for a Genestreams sculpture about the parks flora and fauna as well as using the time to connect with local indigenous artists who could provide the art for the external appearance of the sculpture.

There are two steps in the development of a Genestreams Sculpture

1. Creating the art for a digital 3d model that will be featured on the Genestreams website and used to attract patrons to construct the sculpture. In this short film you will see an example of the art and the 3d digital model created for the first Genestreams sculpture. The artist residency will focus on this first stage.

2. Constructing the Genestreams sculpture. Here are films and images of the sculpture at Twin Creeks.

To undertake the artist residency we would require accommodation. During the residency, we would build on the work that I created during my previous residency in 2015.