Breathing Space of the National Museum of Australia

Written by: The Yass Phoenix



From the 31 March you can experience Breathing Space, an evocative sound installation created for the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Composed by renowned musician Genevieve Lacey, the installation pays homage to the deep time and ecological abundance of our continent, the ancient, vibrant cultures of First Nations Australians and the waves of migration that have shaped the land.

Breathing Space is designed to be heard both in passing and pausing. Six zones – field, living room, bush, cloister, trees and tunnel – each with its own cast of musical and natural characters, join to create a gallery of sound.

Wander through the Garden and discover sounds and melodies that change subtly, hour by hour, day by day, season by season. Whenever and wherever you are in the Garden, you will hear something new.

Check out Genevieve’s video about the installation

Breathing Space is free, but bookings are essential:

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