Welcome to the Mid West // USA Trip

In November I was invited to be an Artist in Residence for The House of Songs and The Momentary/Crystal Bridges based out of Bentonville, Arkansas where (when I wasn’t bed-ridden with super flu) I spent my days writing songs and wandering around an incredibly beautiful part of the world. All of these photos were taken by me except the last two, they were taken by a lovely man called Evan.

Autumn in this part of the world is something to behold, the colours are just so incredibly bold and the sky is unlike anything I’ve experienced.

The highlight of my trip, I Must admit, was meeting the Women of the Matriarch and being a guest for the dress run of their performance piece for Crystal Bridges Museum. I was also lucky enough to meet another wonderful artist Tanya Linklater and spend time with her and her collaborators - I learnt so much about the differences and similarities between First Nation Australians and First Nation Americans and First Nation Canadians. What an incredible histories and cultures we have.

SONGS FOR THOSE WHO'VE COME ACROSS THE SEAS

Presented by Slingsby Theatre Company. Premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Created by Cameron Goodall, Andy Packer, Quincy Grant and Gareth Chin.

I spent two incredible weeks in Adelaide working with some of the most beautiful musicians who I am so lucky to now call my friends. Here are some happy snaps from the rehearsal period and backstage at the Adelaide Festival Centre. It's a cabaret festival baby so lots of costumes and glitter.

Starring Cameron Goodall, Satomi Ohinishi, Gareth Chin, Quincy Grant, Andy Packer, Thomas Buchanan, Anne Bannerman (aka Nan Nan), T E Jones and various Cabaret Festival performers.

THE SPIRIT OF CHURAKI

The photos were taken by moi at the 2018 Commonwealth Games while we were there performing as part of the Culture and Entertainment program in April and the Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast where we performed in May. What a great bunch of people to work with. Props to the Slabb Family (Kyle, Josh, Caleb, Jarulah, Budjerah), Col Usher, my bro Fred Leone, Veronique Serret, Sam Panhurst, Brian Richie (the violet femmmm), Greg Sheehan, Darren Compton and THE BREAK!

BURIED COUNTRY

The BURIED COUNTRY ROADSHOW 

Here are some behind the scenes photos I took in April 2017 when I was very pregnant. My friend and co-star James Henry who is not only a great musician, he's a professional photographer who gave me some tips and lent me a couple of different lenses to try out.

Starring: Jason Walker, Luke Daniel Peacock, Buddy Knox, Brendan Gallagher, Teangi Knox, Michael Lynch, Clinton Walker, Jim Elliot, LJ Hill, Warren H Williams and one of my personal heros Brock Brocklesby. Artwork in the projections by Blak Douglas aka Adam Hill.