Listen more not spoken for

Listen more not spoken for

Have you ever had a conversation with country? If you listen carefully, can you hear her way of speaking with us?

Immerse in the sounds of children and country hearing each other. These listening walks have been created by a team of Jarjums (Indigenous children) in collaboration with Quandamooka artist Libby Harward, their older siblings and our Mother Earth.

The Jarjums and Libby will also collaborate with Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Traditional Custodians, Kids in Action Youth Leaders and children from The River School in Maleny to develop and host a series of workshops guided by First Nations listening practices as they gather stories with country. These young people will take part in Horizon Festival 2022 by facilitating the listening walks.

The project will also be presented at the Kids in Action with the kids leading the walks for the participating schools.


  • Jarjums: Jada Gibson (Kabi Kabi, Goreng Goreng, Noongar, TSI), Shae Hanson (Kabi Kabi), Peyton Murphy (Jinibara), Lola Harward (Quandamooka), Latrell Davidson (Yuggera, Gubbi Gubbi), Jago Furner (Wiradjiri and Gamilaraay) and The River School kids.
  • Older Siblings: Amali Gibson and Kiara Gibson (Kabi Kabi, Goreng Goreng, Noongar, TSI), Harvey Harward  (Quandamooka).
  • Lead Artist: Libby Harward – Quandamooka


  • Join us for the Opening Morning Tea by registering for the 10–11am session on 27th Aug.
  • Bring a phone or tablet and headphones if you have them.

Find out more about Libby Harward.

Images: Libby Harward and Black Ochre Photography


This event is in partnership with Maroochy Botanic Gardens and 'Kids in Action'.

How to get there

Listen more not spoken for

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, 51 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha QLD 4554, Australia


All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible