2019 Artists, Knowledge Keepers, Healers Line Up

Vicki-Laine Green

Vicki-Laine Green

Traditional shell necklace maker, weaver, story teller, healer and Elder, maikutena Vicki-Laine Green is a pakana woman from lumara-natana – the general area surrounding and including the Cape Portland area in Northern Eastern Tasmania. Dedicated herself to learning...

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Tayta Ullpu

Tayta Ullpu

Tayta Ullpu is an honourable Elder from the Quechua indigenous community, a diverse and ancient people, located across the central and highlands of the Andean mountain ranges in Latin America. Holder of the Condor and Eagle prophecy and knowledge keeper of the...

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Bunna Lawrie

Bunna Lawrie

Bunna Lawrie is a Mirning elder, raised on Koonibba Mission, near Ceduna, South Australia on the Nullarbor Plains. 2018 will mark over 40 years of constant touring by Bunna Lawrie since he formed Coloured Stone in 1977. Bunna is a prolific songwriter, combining rock,...

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Sacha  Sawila

Sacha Sawila

South American ‘Sacred Seeds’ knowledge keeper Sacha is a member of the Quechua community and hails from the town of Qalcha, in the high Andes of Bolivia.

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Archie Roach

Archie Roach

Archie Roach is one of Australia’s most treasured performers. He has been recording award winning albums for nearly 30 years.

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Sally Dastey

Sally Dastey

In 2002 Sally Dastey released her first solo album Secrets To Keep after ten years as part of the highly successful and critically acclaimed Tiddas. Since that time Sally has continued touring, supporting the likes of Eddie Reader (Scotland) & Boo Hewerdine...

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Bookend Trust presenting Sixteen Legs

Bookend Trust presenting Sixteen Legs

EXPERIENCE TASMANIA FROM THE GROUND DOWN... Featuring: Neil Gaiman, Kate Miller-Heidke, Stephen Fry, Tara Moss, Adam Hills, Mark Gatiss and scientific researchers and experts from around the globe. Journey into a world like no other, overseen by still-living giant...

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Doug Mansell

Doug Mansell

Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder, song man and story teller, Uncle Doug grew up on Cape Barren Island, giving him a wealth of knowledge and has helped him to play an important role to keep Island Music and culture alive. Uncle Doug has given much to the Community and has...

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Wendal Pitchford

Wendal Pitchford

Auntie Wendal is a proud islander woman and an Aboriginal Elder connected to culture and Country. Her birth country was Wiradjuri due to the Assimilation Act, and her Grandmother Country is Lutruwita, where her blood lineage comes from. Birthing her own children as...

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Lillian Wheatley

Lillian Wheatley

Lillian Wheatley is a proud Trawawoolay (Tasmanian Aboriginal) salt water woman from lutruwita (Tasmania) specifically a small group of islands to the North East of Tasmania: the Furneuax Islands. Lillian is strongly influenced by the pristine environment in which she...

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Gwen Egg

Gwen Egg

Gwen’s exhibition work celebrates nature with understated technique and eloquent forms. What began as a passion for weaving with natural materials has become, for her, a language with which to explore texture and form in familiar landscapes. Her practice is constantly...

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Georgia Ward-Fear

Georgia Ward-Fear

Dr. Georgia Ward-Fear is a custodian of Nature. Travelling the world as a conservation ecologist, Georgia is fuelled by fascination, inspiration and optimism; developing solutions to problems faced by all the other species that we share this planet with. Ensuring the...

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Anna Stewart

Anna Stewart

Anna first stumbled across a spoken word poetry event 3 years ago because they had a crush on someone working the bar. They immediately fell in love with the art and have since become a fixed performer in the Hobart scene. Their poetry is a conglomeration of rap, hip...

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Sara Wright

Sara Wright

Sara Wright is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and curator with a contemporary social practice. She co-produces, curates and collaborates with people of all ages and abilities, creating contexts for re-imagining and transformation through art, conversations,...

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Allan Mansell

Allan Mansell

Feature Artist, Allan Mansell is a Senior Tasmanian Aboriginal visual artist who works across print, painting and drawing. Developing his artistic skills as a means of "expressing his Aboriginality and love of the natural world.”  

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Aine Tyrrell

Aine Tyrrell

Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell whose rich songwriting practice draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering ‘Return to the Sea’ was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of her...

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Hernán Pepe

Hernán Pepe

Hernán is a renowned award winning Argentinean film-maker and photographer, with a deep interest in the mysteries of indigenous Andean culture. Hernán’s awakened sensibilities, has enabled him to seek and honour, indigenous Andean spirituality with the blessings of...

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Pablo Ratto

Pablo Ratto

Pablo is a distinguished Argentinean polymath whose talent encompass a wide variety of human endeavour. Pablo is an independent film producer, who founded a film production company in Buenos Aires, called Trivial. The aim of the enterprise is to produce quality...

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Ruth Langford

Ruth Langford

With a diverse background in cultural arts/environmental/ social/ justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her time into projects that reflect her passion for uniting ancient traditions and contemporary innovations for optimistic...

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Warren Mason

Warren Mason

Warren Mason feels blessed to be a self-taught artist as he believes it gives him the opportunity to reflect himself into the art and music he creates, showing who he is and where he comes from. And also allows him not to conform into the status quo giving the chance...

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Michelle Mahrer

Michelle Mahrer

Michelle Mahrer is the director of RadianceDance5Rhythms a vibrant dance community based in Sydney. She is an accredited 5Rhythms dance teacher, dance therapist and film maker and was one of the pioneers of Conscious Dance in Australia.  She is passionate about the...

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Shearwater (Miles Bruny)

Shearwater (Miles Bruny)

This Music holds the expressions of our Ancestors in frequencies.  Passed down from drum to clapstick, oud to violin, wind and strings, note by note.  Played, stored and released are moments of their rich tribal re-treats.   Shearwater encircles the Earth, a bird in...

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Heart Sound

Heart Sound

HEARTSOUND a Sydney based husband and wife team Vanessa Forbes and Steve Mazabow, create original live music for Sound Journeys, Meditation, Sound Healing, Yoga, Kirtan, Conscious Dance, Retreats and Ceremonies. They play an array of sacred instruments including...

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Inala Wildlife Tours

Inala Wildlife Tours

For 25 years, Inala Nature Tours, a family owned and operated company, has been designing and leading birding and wildlife tours across Australia. From our 1500 acre private reserve here at ‘Inala’ on Bruny Island. The heart and soul of Inala is conservation and we...

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Janice Ross

Janice Ross

mina nayri pakana rrala muka nawnta. A strong and proud Tasmanian Aboriginal Saltwater Sister, Janice expose the lutruwitta milaythina Tasmanian landscape through the eyes of the culture and community. Her striking water colour paintings, weaving and installations...

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Allara Briggs Pattison

Allara Briggs Pattison

Allara Briggs Pattison, is a Yorta Yorta woman who has an enchanting glow when she performs, always gracing the stage with a passionate grin from ear to ear. Her range of skills playing on both upright and standard bass compliment each other. Her ears have grown large...

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Peter Droege

Peter Droege

Professor Peter Droege is an internationally active expert in urban design, regenerative regional development, and in urban integrated renewable energy transition strategies. He is General Chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy and President of Eurosolar,...

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Justus Neumann

Justus Neumann

Spontaneous Storytelling from Within is like a medicine. It will lead you with much laughter to the core of your heart and will teach you to live joyful in the moment, leaving fears and inhibitions behind. This Workshop will remind you of your incredible creative...

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Sinsa Mansell

Sinsa Mansell

A proud Tasmanian Aboriginal women from larapuna the Northern region of Tasmania. Sinsa has been working at the forefront to reclaim ancient cultural Traditions. Sharing cultural knowledge. Working to ignite frequencies by acknowledging and honouring the rich cultural...

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Takira Simon-Brown

Takira Simon-Brown

Takira Simon-Brown Is a Niyanta of Chief Mannalargenna of the Plangermairemener Nation (Ben Lomond) and a luna of Paredareme Country where the Moomairemenner Mob once resided. Her family are well recognised leaders in her community and knowledge of her family can be...

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Peter Banki

Peter Banki

Peter Banki is a scholar, artist, festival producer and teacher. His book The Forgiveness To Come: the Holocaust and the Hyper-Ethical recently came out with Fordham University Press (December 2017). It is concerned with the aporias, or impasses, of forgiveness,...

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Hugo Bladel

Hugo Bladel

Hugo Bladel is an accomplished performer. Whether he's on the streets or the main stage, his training as a circus artist brings high energy and a unique set of skills to his live shows. With over seven years experience as a professional street performer, songwriter...

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Anthony Olsen

Anthony Olsen

Anthony Olsen trained under Stan Grof and Tav Sparks in the practice of Holotropic Breathwork. He is passionate about working therapeutically with people in non-ordinary states of consciousness to help facilitate growth and awareness. Anthony works as a group...

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Young Dawkins

Young Dawkins

Young Dawkins was a central figure in the New Hampshire beat revival movement, where he helped found the Jazzmouth Poetry Festival. He has been published in literary journals including Currents and Concrete Wolf, and was recently included in Griffith Review 63:...

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Brittany Jane

Brittany Jane

Brittany Jane is a Somatic Ecologist, Dancer and Accredited Wayapa® Practitioner. With over 15 years experience in dance and somatic movement, Brittany is honoured to share Wayapa® with full permission from the modality’s co-founders & their Elders. Brittany...

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Koko

Koko

Koko is a lightworker, and a lover. She is an accredited kundalini yoga teacher trained in North India.  Kundalini is a biological substance that exists within the framework of the body. With the awakening of kundalini or Shakti, the greater intelligence is aroused...

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Abby Gilbert

Abby Gilbert

ReWild Dance your internal landscape by moving and including what is present for you, restoring yourself back to your untamed, uncultivated, natural state. Dance has always been an integral part of human expression in cultures around the world. We danced to celebrate...

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Satyamo

Satyamo

Satyamo has always been a yogini, musician, and wilderness lover. Working therapeutically with others as a yoga therapist and music therapist, she has created ‘Yoga Sound & Song’ (www.yogasoundandsong.com.au), offering group programs, workshops, retreats and...

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Nita Aboriginal Education

Nita Aboriginal Education

Nita Education creates awareness of how Aboriginal people care for Country and is inspiring people to discover more about sustainability. Tasmanian Aboriginal People have lived in Tasmania for over 42,500 years, through at least 2 ice ages and for more than 2000...

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Olenka Toroshenko

Olenka Toroshenko

Olenka is a multidisciplinary artist whose performance background in spoken word poetry, singing, dance, choreography, clowning and circus arts has given her the wings to explore many stages on different continents. Connecting with people through art and exercising...

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Nate Austen

Nate Austen

Nate is passionate about developing and delivering accessible experience based social programs as a means of engaging, connecting, reflecting, and visioning with people. He uses a variety of mindfulness based practices including rhythm, sound, movement, adventure as...

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Julia Gibson

Julia Gibson

Julia believes the diverse experiences of life as a mother, traveller, actor, drama teacher, human rights advocate and passion for living sustainably on the earth all contribute to who she is and how she works with Yoga. Over the years Julia has enjoyed teaching yoga...

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Jed Appleton

Jed Appleton

If you haven’t heard the name Jed Appleton yet I think your about to. One of the young, rising stars of the nu-folk revolution, at 20 years of age, has been hard at his craft for years well before his legal age often saw him jumping from gig to gig, playing multiple...

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Manganna’s Calling

Manganna’s Calling

Manganna is our language name for Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo, it is also the name of our Mountain and the name of one of the last tribal warriors of lunawunna alonnah, Bruny Island. Brody Michael Manganna was born at the base of this mountain and grew up surrounded...

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Eyes as Big as Plates

Eyes as Big as Plates

Eyes as Big as Plates is the ongoing collaborative project between the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Starting out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore, Eyes as Big as Plates has evolved into a continual search for modern...

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We Respect the Traditional Custodians of the Countries on which we work and live, Elders past and present, and all the current Custodians of the earth - working to make a better world.