"Thank you for bringing our community together, sharing stories and aiming our understanding to exist in harmony in the future. Everyone should listen to Dear River." (a Lismore listener)

"Dear River” is a listening experience that invites people to contemplate their relationship to a local river. It offers a profound and meditative experience that acknowledges the importance of nature within our lives and provides space for quiet reflection amidst the noise of contemporary life.  Dear River is a variation of Rose's project Dear Tree

The next version of Dear River will be in Greater Shepparton on Yorta Yorta country in April 2024.
The first version of "Dear River" was created in Lismore after an invitation from audio artist/media & journalism lecturer Jeanti St Clair.  Just over a year after the huge floods of 2022, Rose spent a week in Lismore recording local people speaking to their river.  These words of love, respect and reflection were intertwined with field recordings of the river by Jeanti St Clair. A listening event was presented in Lismore at the Living Lab Northern Rivers where people absorbed the soundtrack through headphones - up close and intimate. 
                          Listen to the soundtracks below. Click on the orange play button.
                                      Ideally listened to in headphones at a river's edge.

“Dear River” Lismore. Supported by We Al-li (Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing) & Creative First Aid Alliance.
Produced by Jeanti St Clair and Rose
TRIGGER WARNING: This listening experience features stories about the 2022 Northern Rivers floods.
"Dear Creek" featuring students from Darraweit Guim Primary School supported by Macedon Ranges Council.