The 2013 Across The Arts Forum: Conserve, Recycle, and Reinvent

The 2013 Across the Arts went off with a bang! With over 200 people participating in the Forum across the weekend. People from as far afield as Melbourne, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Mansfield and, of course, from our own region, joined in to enjoy a weekend full off creativity, friendship, fun and learning. The response from participants was overwhelming, everyone enjoying and appreciating the time, generosity and expertise from our Tutors. Many enjoyed the opportunity to learn from masters of their art form.

The artist line up was diverse and exciting in 2013, aimed at inspiring and igniting our creative spark:

  • Marc Bongers – solargraphy and the pinhole camera
  • Sam and Jake Bowtell – independent films making
  • Anna Boulic – professional voice workshop
  • Godwin Bradbeer – drawing workshop
  • Penny Byrne – recreating ceramics
  • Luke Davies – making instruments from recycled materials
  • Jan Donaldson – reclaimed/found jewellery workshop
  • Wendy Golden – sculptural basketry
  • Ianthe Goodwin-Brickhill – dance/movement
  • Neil Higgins – reinventing Australian songs
  • Nicole Jenkins – up-cycling fashion
  • Anita Laurence – bookbinding/bookmaking
  • Alia Gabres – performance poetry
  • Alan Phillips – oil painting
  • Karen Pirie – sculptural installation at the river
  • David Temby – jazz workshop for big bands
  • Barbel Ullrich – from collage to print
  • Kim Westcott – printmaking (dry point etching)
  • Bill Young – printmaking (non toxic etching)

Presenters at previous forums have included:

  • Music: Nicky Bomba, David Bridie, Doug DeVries & Diana Clark, Dallas Frasca, Lee Rosser, Mal Webb,
    Bob Sedergreen, Kevin Hunt, Paul Williamson, James Griffin, Fay White, Rambunctious
  • Writing/Poetry: Les Murray, Justin D’ath, Myron Lysenko, Catherine Murphy, Claire Gaskin, Eddie Kneebone
  • Textiles: Leah Jones, Ella Egan, Susan McLean, Jeanette McDonald (NZ)
  • Sculpture: Ann Ferguson-Durkin, Jan Donaldson
  • Printmaking: Bruno Leti,Vincent Drane, Treahna Hamm, Bill Young
  • Painting: Chris Thorne, Stephen Anderson, Barbell Ullrich
  • Photography: Carolyn Lewens, Punch Hawkes, Rick Conners
  • Jewelry: Kathryn Wardill, Kirsty Harker, Jan Donaldson
  • Puppetry: Krinkle Puppetry
  • Visual Artist: Wendy Stavrionos, Mark Selkrig, Wendy Teakel, Anita Laurence, Sarah Trethowan
  • Design: Ken Cato, Deb Bennetts,
  • Theatre: Guy Hooper, Mark Gaal
  • Dance: Gerard van Dyck, Belinda Saltmarsh-Kram
  • Animation: Phillippa Murray
  • Multi-media: Carole McCulloch, ACMI
  • Ceramics: George Peircy
  • Possum skin cloaks: Treahna Hamm
  • Community arts: Cath Canlon, Catherine Murphy, Maz McGann