Turning the Pages is an award winning project where art, science and the local community come together to celebrate the significance of the Pages River within the Upper Hunter Region of NSW. It aims to promote the awareness and appreciation of the geological, biological, historical and cultural importance of the river, by engaging the many small communities nestled in its catchments. The river is not just a major tributary of the Hunter River. It is a waterway of integral importance to future generations.
In the project, which began in 2007 in Murrurundi, writers, sound artists, visual artists, scientists, teachers, and students along with members of the community have come together to conduct integrated arts and natural science workshops. In addition to raising community awareness and educating future generations, the aim is to involve community members in the planning of a river walk along the Pages River in Murrurundi and to contribute suggestions for site-specific interpretative artworks in the setting of the proposed nature walks.