Lotterywest Festival Opening

Boorna Waanginy

The Trees Speak

Celebrate this land we share.

A PIAF Commission

Western Australia

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Tickets Free Event

  • Family
  • Post Show Discussions
  • Free

Awards & Reviews

‘An evocative assertion of WA identity.’


Celebrate this land we share.

Over three extraordinary nights Kings Park transforms into a cathedral of light, sound and imagery to explore the biodiversity and beauty of the six seasons of South Western Australia.

State of the art technology and the natural world come together for this spectacular walkthrough experience – where trees come to life, great flocks of birds fly overhead and animals dance and play. The event culminates with a collective artwork dedicated to the protection of the beautiful but fragile world we share – made in collaboration with thousands of young people across WA.

Nigel Jamieson reunites with the team that created 2016’s Home, Noongar storytellers and artists, botanists and scientists to create this magical opening event. 


This is a walkthrough event running continuously from 8–10.30pm.
You are welcome to arrive at any time during the session.
We recommend you take the bus to Kings Park. No parking will be available in Kings Park.

Dates, Times & Access

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Includes dialogue, music or sounds
Wheelchair access

Cast & Crew

Nigel Jamieson


Zoe Atkinson

Artistic Associate & Designer

Sohan Ariel Hayes

Media Artist

Dr Richard Walley

Artistic Associate & Cultural Advisor

Kingsley Reeve

Sound Designer

Ash Gibson Greig


Mark Howett

Lighting Designer

Sean McKernan

Lighting Associate Designer

Nick Abraham

Project Contributor

Mandy Bamford

Project Contributor

Dr Mike Bamford

Project Contributor

Carol Innes

Project Contributor

Prof Stephen Hopper

Project Contributor

Sharyn Egan

Project Contributor

Dr Noel Nannup

Project Contributor

Whadjuk Working Party

Project Contributor

Trevor Walley

Project Contributor

Melinda Eades


Trevor Jamieson


Karla Hart

Project Contributor

Get Involved with Seeds of Change

Get Involved with Seeds of Change

We invite all Western Australians to be part of Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak. 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.

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PIAF Conversations: Ecology into Art

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