Phosphene review – Sydney Morning Herald


Read full review – Geoff Page, Sydney Morning Herald

Rabbit Poetry Store – buy phosphene

New Shoots – The Planthunter

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As part of the New Shhots project I’ve been growing with The Red Room Company, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Olympic Park and Bundanon Trust, I got talk about two of my favourite things  – poems and plants – in Cooper Park with the lovely Georgina Reid (a.k.a The Planthunter).

Take a peek at the full profile here.

Planthunter - Tamryn Bennett

Photography by Christopher Phillips

phosphene – Rabbit Poet Series

phosphene - Rabbit Poet Series

phosphene – Rabbit Poet Series

Collect a copy at the Rabbit Store.

phosphene book launch

Beyond suns and moons excited to announce the launch of my first book phosphene.

The book is inspired by a series of offerings weaving poems and plants that began in
Mexico and took root in Australia thanks to the Rabbit Poets Series.
Hope to celebrate with you at 2pm Saturday 7th May at Wollongong Art Gallery. 

Phosphene book launch invite - Tamryn Bennett

Phosphene exhibition

Phosphene invite

Bundanon Trust – artist residency

In December we headed south to Bundanon Trust for a ‘plant symphony‘ residency. The recordings will form part of an immersive installation called ‘phosphene’ in 2016. Listen to the leaves, river and the lyrebirds.

Plant Symphony - sound lab

Plant Symphony – sound lab


image by Mely Avila

image by Mely Avila

at the altar of the wind

tamryn bennett - seeds

Poetry Object exhibition

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Before the fire of money
burned my happiness.
from ‘The Autograph Book’ by Conor, Year 6 

From the heart-melting to hilarious, Red Room Poetry Object has surfaced fossils, home movies, Krishna and even a rice cooker!! This year the competition received over 2550 entries with lines like,  Minotaurs are becoming extinct as usual’; ‘Your plaid under-clothes flared out at the edges like a flower in bloom’; ‘ ‘When you fall over, I want to fix you’.

Winning and highly commended poems are broadcast on ABC RN and exhibited at Liverpool Library until the end of February 2015.

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Aneki in Drunken Boat – comix and animation

Aneki - The Drunken Boat - comix and animation

Aneki – The Drunken Boat – comix and animation

A big thanks to Michael Chaney and Marco Maisto for including a little slice of ‘Aneki’ in Drunken Boat issue #20. Explore more here