Olivia Guntarik

Image by Melissa Bilton

Place-based approaches can support wellbeing and social connection through playful, practical and inspiring activities. Drawing on the spirit of place, Olivia Guntarik co-creates sound and story installations in the great outdoors with First Nation groups, storytellers and environmentalists. As writer, artist and academic based at RMIT University, her practice centres on the co-design of cultural trails, large-scale digital installations and sound walks. Stories are layered over country as augmented reality experiences across urban, rural and remote locations. These blend digital and physical worlds to connect people, places and communities through opportunities to be ‘active’, and through dialogue and play.