Seeds of Change

Make a lantern, adopt a totem and be a part of the Seeds of Change Installation to open the Perth International Arts Festival.

We invite all Western Australians to be part of Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, PIAF 2017’s spectacular opening event, to learn more about this land that we all share.

The south-west of Australia is one of the most extraordinary and threatened areas of biodiversity in the world. Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak celebrates this fragile and complex environment through Western science and Noongar culture, considering how both perspectives can work together to preserve our natural world. 

As part of Seeds of Change we’re asking you to become guardian of a totem, just one of the 180,000 species with which we share our environment.

Gather your family, community group or work colleagues and learn about your totem, its importance in the eco-system and what you can do to ensure its survival.

To celebrate your totem and its special place in our world, we invite you to create a seedpod to feature in a stunning collective artwork across the contours of Yorkas Nynning, The Pioneer Women’s Memorial slope at Kings Park. Each seedpod will sit with 2,000 other glowing seeds of change at the culmination of Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, as an illustration of the interconnectivity and biodiversity of species from the south west.

Please deliver your seedpods to the Perth International Arts Festival office by Friday 27 January, 2017. If you choose to gather a group and create more than 20 Seedpods, we can collect them for you. Please call 08 6488 2000 to arrange a pick up.

Seedpods should be delivered to: 

Anna Kosky
Project Manager
PIAF HQ
3 Crawley Ave
Crawley, WA 6009 

Click here to download a list of totems

Learn more about the project via the video below 

For instructions on how to create your own seedpod watch the video below