Artists, Knowledge Keepers, Healers Line Up

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 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 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

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

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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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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 Tyrrel

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 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 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

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 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 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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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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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, 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

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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Ly de Angeles

"Story is a way of making sense of what would otherwise dull our minds with prattle." Ly de Angeles is a writer, teacher, psychic and master storyteller. First published in England in 1987 she has been in print, with one book or another, since. Launching her new book...

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Justus Newman

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

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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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

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 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 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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Gai Anderson & Ria Soemardjo

Gai Anderson is a performer, singer, community artist and sometimes puppeteer from Nicholls Rivulet who is also a TaKeTiNa teacher in-training. She will be joined in leading these sessions by Melbourne Based TaKeTiNa Teacher Ria Soemardjo. Ria is also an Alexander...

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Georgia Kartas/Saint Jorge

Georgia Kartas/Saint Jorge writes true myths and performs poetry. She’s lived in Canberra, the Solomon Islands, Melbourne, and Hobart. In 2018 her first novella published in The People’s Library, Tasmania, and she completed an artist residency at Centre Pompadour,...

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Simon Spain

Simon Spain is an Australia Council for the Arts Community Arts and Cultural Development Fellow and is a specialist in creating engaging arts encounters for children and families. self assembly is a central element of his current PhD. Simon lives just outside Hobart,...

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Nelipot Collective

The Nelipot Collective is a collaboration of Tasmanian artists exploring, sharing, and expressing the complex synergy between society and the environment.  The current production ‘ADRIFT’ comments on the important connections between the oceans, environment, and with...

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IMAGE CONTRIBUTORS: • Paul Hoelen • Nikki Michail • Julie Lowe • Rob Blakers • Wayne Quillium • Rebecca Thomson • Joe Shrimpton

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.