OUR TREE – exhibiting documentary

The OUR TREE installation, or exhibiting documentary, is a three channel video projection and sound work. It is comprised of video, stills, music and sounds created, shot and recorded by welders, engineers, blacksmiths, volunteers, film-makers, musicians and the general public brought together through the creation of The Blacksmiths Tree.

The three channels are played simultaneously for a full 12 minutes with the closing scene across all three channels featuring the completed tree filmed in time-lapse with The Milky Way overhead. The work can be either projected or replayed via three high definition screens as described in the image below.


Dur: 12 minutes


  • 3 x HD projectors or wall mounted LCD screens
  • Multi-channel video replay and loop software


  • Exhibition videos with 5 sec black trailer
  • Encoded in both MPEG2 /MT2 and MPEG4

The following video is a single channel tryptich version created for Light In Winter 2014, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Produced, Directed and Edited by Andrew Garton
Director of Photography Mike Wilkins
Music courtesy of Invention in Time, Charles Brown, Colin James

Our Tree was made possible by the Australian Governments regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, the City of Whittlesea, The Dunmoochin Foundation, I-Drone, The Tree Project and the Australian Blacksmiths Association (Victoria) Inc.

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

For more information see ourtree.agarton.org or contact Andrew Garton.

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