Illuminated gum trees frame the stage at Belair National Park.

Beyond the Trees; Exploring Connection through Music, Words and Colour

Music • Storytelling
South Australia

Explore the healing power of nature as local artists share original music, story and art inspired by their deep connection with Country. Bring a rug and picnic, kick off your shoes and enjoy the music and words as the fading light gives way to illuminated gum trees and stunning projections of textured oil paintings.

Welcome to Country - Kaurna Elder Uncle Tamaru
Poetry - Jason Tyndall, Nature Play SA - Author; Where Birds Sing and Wildflowers Dance
Music - Magic Tortoise - Nature inspired alternative folk duo with intertwining finger style guitars and delicate harmonies
Visual Art - Theresa Bassett - Textured paintings emerging from deep nature connection

"Best night out I've had for ages," Jen Pitman.


Presented by: Magic Tortoise, Uncle Tamaru, Jason Tyndall and Theresa Bassett

Magic Tortoise – (Matt Cattanach and Bas Tijdhof) bring you alternative folk tunes exploring themes of connection, healing, and gratitude for planet Earth. Intricate finger style acoustic guitar and gentle vocal harmonies combine beautifully in highly original music.
Uncle Tamaru - Uncle Tamaru's apical ancestors are King Rodney and Mary Monarto. As Kaurna elder he teaches Kaurna language and culture.
Theresa Bassett - has an abstract style of bold colours and rough textures to mimic nature’s stories. The texture she uses symbolises the sensory journey of her discovery – mountain ridges, waves, cliff lines, clouds, and wind.
Jason Tyndall - a naturalist at heart, seeks solace and inspiration from the natural world. He is inspired by the emotional similarities between humans and nature's energy. Jason’s life of curiosity of the natural world led him to author and illustrate Where Birds Sing and Wildflowers Dance.

Arrive 6.30pm for a 7pm start Free entry to Belair National Park for ticket holders or park in the old golf club car park. BYO food and favourite beverage and picnic rug or low profile chair. Designated seating area for wheelchairs and camp chairs.