University Nottingham 13-11-2018

Nottingham University – Sacred Environment

Presentation regarding concepts, themes and driving forces behind two related major works, Sacred Environment and the Bosch Requiem: Lux Aeterna, outlining her preoccupation with ecological activism and the intersection between history, tradition and taboo. Focussing on two opposing locations, one in the bushland of southeast Australia and a historical city in the southern province of Brabant in Netherlands, she explores notions of sacred place, the fragility of ecosystems and the balance between nature and culture.


Libretto Sacred Environment – 

Libretto – Latin Requiem

Yengo National Park and Wollombi


‘s-Herogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

historical map of 's-hertogenbosch

  • Ecological Activism

Observing design and structure within a landscape

Observing and recognising the impact and destruction of changing landscape

  1. Balance of biosphere
  2. Loss of traditional knowledge and practise
  • History, tradition and taboo

Venerating Nature as a sacred place – Nature or culture

The intersection of the bush with aboriginal history and culture

Colonial implication

The use of Didgeridoo in a composition

Reverence for the sacred nature of knowledge and sacred knowledge

  • Bushland of Southeast Australia

Sacred Environment – Oratorio

Requiem Aeternam


Lady Justice

Lady Justice

Two of Swords

2 swords

Synagoga and Ecclesia

Statues 'L'Église' et 'La Synagogue' de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg, original gothique conservé au Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame - Ecclesia and Synagoga - Wikipedia

The scared elements: Trees, Animals, Four Sacred Animals, Minerals, Stars, Water

  • Sacred city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch – North Brabant Netherlands

Sacred City – Requiem

Lux Aeterna

Saint Lucy: Lucidity


Saint John: Revelation

four creatures

Saint Clare: Clarity


Bestiary: 96 Animals, Four Creatures, 24 Trees