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.

Register for the walks

Water Country Listening Walk — register here.

Rock Country Listening Walk — register here.

Sky Country Listening Walk — register here.

Register for the morning tea

  • Join us for the Opening Morning Tea by registering for the 10–11am session on 27th Aug — register here.


  • Jarjums: Jada Gibson (Kabi Kabi, Goreng Goreng, Noongar, TSI), Peyton Murphy (Jinibara), Lola Harward (Quandamooka), Latrell Davidson (Yuggera, Gubbi Gubbi), Jago Furner (Wiradjiri and Gamilaraay), Zoe Shaw (Birripi), Xanthe Abel (Kunja, Wiradjuri), Keely Cook (Wiradjuri) and The River School kids.
  • Older Siblings: Kiara Gibson (Kabi Kabi, Goreng Goreng, Noongar, TSI), and Harvey Harward  (Quandamooka).
  • River School Kids Diego, Willow, Zaria, Angus, Chimmie, Sam, Miller, Rohan, Blaydon, Azulie, Arlo, Harvey, Vince, Gasper, Sarah, Thomas.
  • Lead Artist: Libby Harward – Quandamooka


  • Three walks available, Water Country, Sky Country and Rock Country (register for separately)
  • The listening walks are 30 mins each in duration, please arrive 10 mins early.
  • 1 booking per session available. Come alone or bring a group of your friends and family for a guided listening walk.
  • Bring a phone or tablet and headphones if you have them.
  • Free event. Registration required.

Please inform us if you have accessibility requirements. Most components of the walk can be accessed by wheelchair, however we have a fully accessible option to experience the work as well. This is located at the Tallowwood shelter. Libby – 0413673993

If it is wet weather the walks will still go ahead, but please BYO wet weather gear.

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