THE BOWERBIRD COLLECTIVE
The Bowerbird Collective is gaining an international reputation as multimedia storytellers and performers crossing the arts/science divide. They won a 2020 Ruby Award for their work ‘Where Song Began’, and the 2022 Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation for their work ‘Life on Land’s Edge’.
They have close relationships with major conservation organisations including BirdLife International and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership to communicate conservation objectives through performance, both live and digital.
They have produced more than 200 concerts on tours throughout regional Australia in the last five years. Their albums of threatened birdsong and frog calls, ‘Songs of Disappearance’, released with BirdLife Australia and the Australian Museum FrogID project respectively, reached the Top 5 on the ARIA Albums chart in 2022, ahead of Adele and Ed Sheeran. The Bowerbird Collective created the musical soundtrack to ‘Our Country’, a 2022 production by Australian Geographic, Northern Pictures and Tourism Australia.