LunarTime

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LUNAR TIME:
Living Data Library

A B O U T
E V O L V I N G
What?
A space to engage
Why?
Connections sustain
How?
Combining art and science
Who?
Scientists, artists, educators
Why the Flannel flower?
Listen to the young
Why the moon?
Intimate and immediate responses


Flannel flower: Actinotus helianthi Still from an animation by Lisa Roberts, 2019, inspired by a Dreaming story about glacial cycles, and urging us to listen, at times, to the voices of the young.

Why the Flannel flower?

The Flannel flower is here to inspire listening to country, and to the young people who are our future.

The Flannel flower signifies a message in the Dreaming story told by D'harawal knowledge holders (Frances Bodkin and Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, that there are times when we must listen to the voices of the young (TALARA'TINGI: How the Flannel Flower Came to Be, 2001). Just as with other Dreamtime stories that tell how life is sustained through natural cycles of change, so there are versions of this story told by other peoples in other countries.