Swimmable! Reading the River envisions a series of innovative, data-driven artworks developed over 3 years, situated within the Derwent Estuary at the Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park (GASP!). The project, conceived by Carbon Arts with GASP! aims to connect the local community and visitors to the health of the aquatic environment, and provide a form of ongoing engagement of the public in stewardship of this natural asset. This workshop brought together local leaders in the sciences, industry, academia, community and the arts to provide a collaborative vision for the project.

Swimmable! Reading the River received Creative Partnerships development funding from the Australia Council for the Arts. Partners across the arts, business, science & technology, environmental management and education sectors participating in the workshop include the Montrose Bay High School, Rosetta Primary, IMAS, Sense T, GCC, UTAS, and Qantas.

This workshop lead to the development of a fully fledged curatorial program in partnership with GASP. See Swimmable! Reading the River.