Our Tree – Exhibiting Documentary

Our Tree – Exhibiting Documentary

Our Tree

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, filmmakers, 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.

Host the installation

  • 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
Email or call Andrew to discuss your exhibition requirements.


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


Select exhibitions

  • 2015 – Light in Winter, Federation Square, Curated by Robyn Archer
  • 2014 – Into the Light, Great Hall, City of Whittlesea


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.




A media art project that connected young Hazara from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne to their homelands and separated communities. Bamiyarra was a Home Lands v2 project initiated by the Cultural Development Network, La Trobe and Swinburne Universities and the City of Melbourne.

Poetry links Hazara, considered the most persecuted ethnic minority in Afghanistan, to their culture, their history, to country, to each other. In former times revered verses, or quatrains, were shared from one generation to the next. Hazara’s of today are more than likely to text their poems to each other, as did Aziz Fayaz, when he wrote the poem featured in this installation, a response to the many Hazara who had lost their lives, desperate to seek asylum from persecution, on boats that had sunk in the worlds oceans.

“An installation produced by Andrew Garton is featured in Landlock, an inspiring exhibition at Casula Powerhouse.” Liverpool Leader, 10 April 2013 (Picture: Tim Clapin)