Encountering the Wild Multi-Arts Festival

Come on out into the wild for delicious food, drink, live music, art and poetry at Gallery H Basement Dargan, in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – near Bell Railway Station.
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Begin the Xmas season by coming along to our launch event, which is coming up fast – just weeks and a few days to go!  A few of our members have worked hard to put this event together so that all of us can come together to see the fruition of the ideas that have brought us together.

  • Celebrating the launch of a new creative initiative in the Greater Blue Mountains
  • Opening talk by Wayne Brennan, Aboriginal archaeologist expert on Wollemi Rock Art, on The Role of Art in the 60,000+ Years of Aboriginal Culture
  • Featuring Live music by
    • Sean Botha
    • Humumbra
    • Maizy Coombes with Eli of Dark Elixir
    • Future State
  • Tibetan food pop up restaurant and Lithgow Tin Shed Cafe coffee van
  • Pop up bar sponsored by Young Henry’s
  • Mixed media art exhibition featuring sculpture, photography, textiles, and more
    • Over 30 exhibiting artists
    • Over 50 individual artworks
  • Nature poetry of Haydn Washington, Patron of Wild Mountain Collective
  • Commanding vistas of Wollemi National Park
  • Participation in a short documentary film by Ryan Jasper Walsh
Group Lunch  |  1 – 2pm
Please RSVP to info@wildmountaincollective.com.au by 16 November to confirm you will be there for our Wild Mountain Collective lunch of delicious Tibetan vegetarian and non vegetarian food between 1pm and 2pm.  This will cost you $10 per plate.  Soft drink and water also available for sale.  If you want beer or wine with your lunch BYO.
Program
Then the public event kicks off at 2.30pm with the following program2.30  Sean Botha • soundscapes
3.00  Wayne Brennan • Wollemi rock art and the role of art in Aboriginal culture
3.30  Maizy and Dark Felix • improvised violin, lyrics and movement
4.00  Break
4.30  Poetry and exhibition opening
5.15  Humumbra • Gigi Ray and Georgia Webb
5.45  Future State • Stewart and Ali Oliver with immersive psychedelic music
6.30  Gathering till sunset

Wild Mountain Collective Event Team

  • Music program curator—Willem Hendriksen of Retro Rehash
  • Art exhibition curators—Simon Hearn, Henryk Topolnicki, Todd McMillan
  • Keynote speaker—Ian Brown working with Wayne Brennan
  • Site Management—Mark O’Carrigan, Henryk Topolnicki, Simon Hearn
  • Catering—Dekyi & Karma Dolkar and Barbara Lepani
  • Publicity & Promotion—Meg Benson and Brad Diedrich
  • Co-ordination—Barbara Lepani and Simon Hearn
  • Pop up bar—Young Henry’s

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