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Leah Barclay is a sound artist, designer and researcher who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. Leah's research and creative work over the last decade has investigated innovative approaches to recording and disseminating the soundscapes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to inform conservation, scientific research and public engagement. Her work explores ways we can use creativity, new technologies and emerging science to reconnect communities to the environment and inspire climate action.

Leah has been the recipient of numerous awards and her work has been commissioned, performed and exhibited to wide acclaim internationally by organisations including the Smithsonian Museum, UNESCO, Ear to the Earth, Streaming Museum, Al Gore’s Climate Reality and the IUCN. Leah’s augmented reality sound installations have been presented across the world from Times Square in New York City to the Eiffel Tower in Paris for COP21.

Leah leads several research projects including Biosphere Soundscapes and River Listening that focus on advancing the field of ecoacoustics. The design of these interdisciplinary projects are responsive to the needs of collaborating communities and involve the development of new technologies including remote sensing devices for the rainforest canopy and hydrophone recording arrays in aquatic ecosystems. Leah is currently a Lecturer in Design at USC on the Sunshine Coast where she is developing a new sound program launching in 2021. 

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Arts Front Leadership Group

A leadership group supporting the Art Front project.

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A leadership group supporting the Art Front project.

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Arts, Creativity and Education Futures

A collaborative space for the Arts, Creativity and Education program at Montessori International College in 2019.

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A collaborative space for the Arts, Creativity and Education program at Montessori International College in 2019.

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Cultural Gardeners

The Cultural Gardeners - Australian Cultural Alliance for Climate Action

Growing a nation of stewards caring for environment, arts & culture. First Nations first on every Country.

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The Cultural Gardeners - Australian Cultural Alliance for Climate Action

Growing a nation of stewards caring for environment, arts & culture. First Nations first on every Country.

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Environment

The Arts Front Environment Group is leading arts sector's response to the environmental and climate change emergency. 

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The Arts Front Environment Group is leading arts sector's response to the environmental and climate change emergency. 

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Eudlo Creek Video Group

Eudlo Creek Video Group

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Eudlo Creek Video Group

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Field Trip

Field Trip is a collaborative online space for people working at the intersection of arts, science, technology and the environment.

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Field Trip is a collaborative online space for people working at the intersection of arts, science, technology and the environment.

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Planetary Regeneration

This project will take a creative-led transdisciplinary approach to the challenge of planetary regeneration. 

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This project will take a creative-led transdisciplinary approach to the challenge of planetary regeneration. 

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Resonant Earth

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USC Industry Project
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Reset: A New Public Agenda for the Arts offered two days and nights of thinking and discussion about how the arts and cultural sector could work to break out of the current impasse through a radical reorganisation of cultural practice and policy.

Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta
Nov 11 2021 To Nov 12 2021

The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence IS HERE! 

Join us for the book launch and be enchanted by a sharing of stories, dialogue, music and inspiration.

Santa Fe
Oct 28 2021

Cultural Gardeners - Australian Cultural Alliance for Climate Action

Sydney
Oct 26 2021 To Oct 25 2022

Field Trip is an international research symposium investigating creative practice at the intersection of art, science, technology and the environment. 

Sunshine Coast
Sep 25 2021

Una jornada de cocreación de historias, reflexiones, imágenes y sonidos sobre nuestra relación con las plantas.

Uma jornada de co-criação, reflexões, imagens e sons sobre a nossa relação com as plantas.

Santiago de Chile
Jul 09 2021 To Jul 09 2021

An online symposium that brings The Mind of Plants contributors together to share their reflections and various learnings with plants.

Stories, poetry and sound across a diversity of human languages and geographical landscapes. Come and join us!

USC Sunshine Coast
Apr 09 2021

Unpacking the Canada Council's $85m Digital Strategy Fund. What worked and what can the arts sector in Australia learn from it? 

Whitehorse - Yukon Canada
Feb 18 2021 To Feb 18 2021

Are you new to animal studies research? Do you grapple with current theoretical debates – such as intersectionality and decolonial approaches? Do you wonder how and where to publish? If you would like to understand the basics of the publication process, from pitching an article idea to responding to peer review and get advice on what’s possible when working with non-traditional outputs – such as visual art and creative writing – join us at the master class: Tools for Animal Studies Research.

This interactive online event, presented by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA), is aimed at higher degree and early career researchers interested in animal studies. You will have an opportunity to hear from scholars doing innovative work in the field and ask questions.

Feb 10 2021

What is the role of artists in changing our systems? This is a series for artists and arts workers to explore big ideas, how they relate to conditions in our sector, with provocations and opportunities to start imagining what change might look like.

Nov 04 2020 To Dec 02 2020

“Voices of Nature 2020” is the national arts program, organised by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), as part of its biennial celebration of the Rights of Nature, in October 2020.

Brisbane
Oct 12 2020 To Oct 17 2020

Arts Front Podcast Interview Series

Sunshine Coast
Aug 28 2020 To Nov 30 2020

Field Trip - Arts, Science, Tech and Environment Symposium

Sunshine Coast
Aug 08 2020

An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.

The Symposium is a joint initiative of Arts Front, BLINDSIDE and Next Wave and was supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.

Melbourne
May 28 2020 To May 28 2020

Little Lunch Online (LLOL) was a daily online meetup and creative exchange to support the Australian arts sector during the Corona Virus pandemic in 2020.

Mar 23 2020 To Sep 30 2020

Floating Land: point to point marks the 10th iteration of one of Noosa’s most significant and iconic cultural events.

Boreen Point
Oct 12 2019 To Oct 27 2019

Arts Ablaze was a conference and celebration of regional arts in Queensland taking place at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley on Wednesday 2 to Sunday 6 October 2019.

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
Oct 02 2019 To Oct 04 2019

Caring for Country Day - 2019 

As part of Reconciliation Week and as an extension of our Eudlo Creek pilot project, Feral Arts partnered with Montessori International College, Gubbi Gubbi and Leah Barclay to deliver a one-day arts, culture and environmental program.

Montessori International College - Sunshine Coast
Jun 02 2019

International Dawn Chorus Day - May 5 2019 - Montessori International College 

REVEIL 2019 – International Dawn Chorus Day

Montessori International College
May 05 2019 To May 05 2019

A five-week Eudlo Creek pilot project delivered in term 2 and engaging with the challenge of reinvigorating the creek that flows through the MIC grounds.

Montessori International College - Sunshine Coast
May 01 2019 To May 29 2019

Development Space for the Custodians of Country project for 2020

Sunshine Coast
Feb 18 2019 To Jun 30 2019
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Infrequent Flyers

Infrequent Flyers is supporting the arts sector to take climate action by reducing the number of flights we take in creating art and delivering our work.

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People + Plants Stories

Stories from across the globe about the relationship between people and plants

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    • Action Maroochy River Mapping

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    Leah Barclay
    3rd Feb, 2020
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