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Art & Performance

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Come Explore

Throughout the festival grounds you will discover retreat spaces to rest, relax and recharge. As well as talented artists to inspire you with their live paintings, artworks, creative community projects and craft activities which await your creative hands, hearts and minds.

Be Inspired - Create - Rest - Renew  

Arts

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Dancing in the Échelons

A live dance performance and film that explores spaces between spaces within the mangrove forest of Lake Connewarre on Wadawurrung lands in Barwon Heads, Australia. Through embodied experience and dance ritual this choreographic investigation into the ecology of place explores the inner landscape of sacred spaces between the light and shade.

FACILITATED BY:

Jacqui is an ecochoreologist, multidisciplinary artist, and community arts practitioner in choreography and percussion with Wild Moves International. Her inspiration draws from nature and the environment, exploring the ecology of place and embodied experience through dance ritual at the intersection of sound, movement, poetry, and film.

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Exhibition & Live Painting

A compact live painting performance to the music in Chai tent which visually engages in a serene way while adding colour, beauty and ambience. 

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Katia Honour creates artworks during the festival which are inspired by the performances, music, conversations and realisations brewing in the Chai tent. She is a trained mystic and classical painter who engages the senses and spirit to bring her beautiful visions into form.

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Goddess of the Elements

Witness the goddess of the elements, a  UV painting that changes from day to night. Explore the Gallery of Georgia Mihnjak in the Arts & Crafts space, try on the 3D Glasses to view from a different perspective & meet the artist & buy prints on Sunday at 3pm

FACILITATED BY:

Energyfreq - Georgia is a Melbourne based psychedelic visionary artist. She has always had a fascination with people, their bodies and the energy that they give and receive. Her focus is on love and interconnectedness with the universe, nature and how our souls interact. Using acrylic, watercolour, ink, uv and glow in the dark paint. 

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Sit with Me

A woven human figure, seated, inviting participants/guests to sit with her. She will be moved to various spots during the festival to surprise and delight - sharing her space and sitting mat with whover is drawn to be with her. She will invite by means of her fairy lights which cover her body at night, providing illumination for those who share her space, as well as offer an altar space to place special objects. 

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Rene Bahloo has over 15 years of weaving/ facilitating/ creating/ healing practice. She is dedicated to life, as it unfolds in each moment in its intricate aliveness, and loves sharing her philosophies for the benefit of all.

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Earth Labyrinth

Natural rock Labyrinth - interactive maze
 

Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation, and prayer. Entering the serpentine path of a labyrinth, you walk slowly while quieting your mind and focusing on a spiritual question or prayer.

FACILITATED BY:

A collection of Artists at our January Artists weekend, who gathered with intention to create a potent anchorage & reflection point to be enjoyed for years to come.

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Magic Mandalas

Be hypnotised by the rhythmical hula hoop tricks of Magic Mandalas roving the grounds during lunch times for your visual pleasure

FACILITATED BY:

Magic Mandalas is a stunning hula hoop, LED and fire performer, dripping in divine femininity. Magic Mandalas bewitches audiences with her jaw dropping skill set and has performed internationally as well as at events and festivals across Australia.

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Sewical Heartists

This is a craft activity creating pocket stitched hearts of love and good intention. Inspired by the 1000 Heart Project created by Sarah De Jonge. The idea is that we gather to embrace the art of slow stitching, creating a pocket heart stitched for ourselves, a friend, for someone to find as well as contribute to the Free Hearts Program

FACILITATED BY:

Nancylee Merzel is a quilter and textile artist of over 25 years experience. A passionate hand stitcher that embraces the arts of the past and the stories of makers. Nancylee has been involved in collaborative works including the ThreadIN project (2019) as part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, lead by Jessie Deane, and is also a Prevention Practitioner and Project Coordinator.

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Earth Mandala

The Earth Mandala offers a place of stillness, intention, natural beauty and reflection, within the heart of the Seven Sisters festival. It is an opportunity for festival goers to reflect on and deeply connect with their own personal intention for themselves at the festival, and to both give and receive blessings of peace, nourishment and love.

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The Earth Mandala offers a place of stillness, intention, natural beauty & reflection, within the heart of the Seven Sisters festival. It is an opportunity for festival goers to reflect on & deeply connect with their own personal intention for themselves at the festival, & to both give & receive blessings of peace, nourishment and love.

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Orly Raquel

Orly Raquel is a songstress, poetess and psychotherapist. She weaves stories and poetry through acoustic melodies to create a dreamy and sensual mood. She explores themes of love, desire, femininity and archetypes of the collective unconscious.

 

She recently released her debut album ‘Venus ~ Born of the Sea’. She is currently based in Melbourne.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Sunday 9 October
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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DJ Star Sarasvati

Flow onto an irresistible dance floor with the deepest beats from around the world, melting into your sensual woman, stomping on the earth with your tribal self and cracking your heart wide open as you finally let go.  

 

DJ STAR SARASVATI founder of The Secret Forest Dances & Cofounder of Ecstatic Dance Gold Coast brings her deepest medicine of music & dance to this festival for you to experience a powerful space of transformation.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Silent Disco

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Thursday 6 October
7:45pm – 9:15pm 

Friday 7 October

9:30pm - 11:15pm

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WaX FoX

WaX FoX made her debut pushing vinyl during a house party in Brixton. Her signature mix of fun breaks, house, techno, tech house, funk, soul and a sprinkling of disco has been getting dance floors pumping for decades. WaX FoX is a Gemini, seasoned shuffler, loves a Bush Doof, wears size 10 shoes and recently watched Titanic for the first time.

 

WaX FoX is a Co-founder of the Vinyl Vixens DJ collective and is the self-confessed funky half of DJ duo Tuner Sandwich with the incredible OMG Becky.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Arts and Crafts

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October

9:30pm -11:15pm

Saturday 8 October

7:45pm - 9:15pm

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Romanie

Romanie is the project of Belgian born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Romanie Assez. With her honest and intimate songs, she brings you melancholic and sometimes personal topics written from her new home base. A dreamy, fragile sound paired with authentic songwriting and soothing vocals. Inspired by musical muses such as Middle Kids, Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Marten and Lucy Rose - Romanie always aims to be direct and personal through songwriting, exploring topics such as anxiety, self development, hope and friendship.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October
12.00pm - 12.45pm 

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DJ Rivka

Heart to Heart, Centre to Centre, Bass to Bass. WildSacred, Tribal Bass & Swampy beats catalyse energy on the dance floor and transport your journey all the way. Rivka is known for her creation of deep dance journey sets. As a conscious dance facilitator and community dance practitioner, she holds space, teaching classes in Adelaide, Melbourne and Northern Territory including workshops for several music festivals including Rainbow Serpent (Vic), Luminate (NZ) Earthartbeat (Vic) & Yumaanda (Vic). 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Silent Disco 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 9 October
9:45pm - 11:15pm

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FireFlux

FireFlux is a multidisciplinary duo fire act performed by Nichola Hall & Carlyn Creatress.

 

They create imagery through layered compositions and weave illusions that will ignite the Feminine Fire within all who witness.  

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Roving 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October
9:45pm - 11:15pm

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Entwined Bellydance

Established in 2009, Entwined Bellydance is one of Australia’s most sought after theatrical world fusion dance companies, presenting work at numerous high profile festivals and events around Australia. Under the direction of founder, Laura Entwined, the company blends the ancient art of bellydance with modern contemporary stylisation, and has presented four sell-out full length shows in Melbourne. Their captivating work has been described as fierce feminine flow; elegant, unique, hypnotic, empowering and inspiring.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Silent Disco

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October 
7:00pm - 7:30pm 

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Memory of Yasha's Lullaby

Noriko Tadano is an award-winning, virtuoso master of the Japanese Shamisen. She will perform Memory of Yasha’s Lullaby, a piece that tells a historical story of an innocent girl who experiences immense suffering and must confront countless issues, many that women still face to this current day. Despite her relentless resilience, the trauma becomes too great and she transforms into a vengeful demon (Yasha) full of anger and sadness.  Is this simply her fate, or can she choose another destiny?

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 
7:00pm - 7:45pm 

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Wolf Arrow Rain

Singer/songwriter and witchy woman Wolf Arrow Rain is returning to us at Seven Sisters to perform the set of magical folk songs from her upcoming album ‘The Arrow Of Time’, set be released in March.  With the combination of ritual theatre, poetry, ethereal vocals and classical guitar Wolf will have audience
both enthralled and delighted. The Arrow of Time relates to the journey of a human soul over the course of the year and all of the emotions that one may feel as the seasons pass. It is inspired by the cycle of life and the Wiccan Wheel of the Year along with its celebrations.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Sunday 9 October 
1:00pm - 1:45pm 

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Luka Rock
(Open Mic Winner 2020) 

Luka Rock is a 14 year old singer songwriter, who plays guitar and ukulele. Luka’s style is acoustic, she writes her own songs and is inspired by artists like Taylor Swift, Sara Kays and Grace Vanderwaal.

 

Luka won the 7 Sisters open mic in 2020. 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 
2:00pm - 2:30pm 

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Zigi Lerae

Zigi Lerae is a singer songwriter from Sydney. Zigi has been writing since she was 13 but released her first single ‘Daydreamer’ in 2020.

 

Enjoy 45 minutes of soul-soothing indie pop & folk music, a mix of originals and covers from Zigi and her guitar.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 

1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Liana Perillo

Liana uniquely couples her resonant, soothing voice with a contemporary approach to the electroacoustic harp. She incorporates ethereal analog effects and electronic beats creating soundscapes with R&B & Jazz inspired flair.

 

Liana was recently awarded an international fellowship to explore how this ancient instrument is forging a new path in Contemporary and Jazz music today.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October 
11:00am – 11:45am 

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Sacred Circus - The Garden of Earthly Delights

Beyond just an agency, Sacred Circus Entertainment produce and style unique specialty acts in-house from their creative headquarters in the picturesque Byron Bay hinterland.


Delight in the experience and flair of seasoned production stylists who transform visionary ideas into interactive, magical moments in time and space via visually spectacular, atmospheric festival performances.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Roving

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 
1:45pm – 2:45pm 

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The Cassettes 80s
Dance Workshop

Marissa Treichel, also known as Riss.  Marissa has appeared on five stages of Woodford Folk Festival, on Channel 7 and ABC TV, Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, etc.

 

Marissa has led thousands of people’s into a joyful dancing state. She loves raising people’s spirits through the power and fun of 80s music, and the beauty of dance.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Arts & Crafts

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 

6:45pm - 7:30pm

 

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Kate B & Nienke

Kate & Nienke combine harmonic forces to create a little bit of magic bringing you sweet sounds on celtic harp, guitar, harmonium, ukulele with soaring vocal harmonies that nourish and uplift your entire being.

 

Seek rest for your soul no more, it is here.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Bodywise
The Hub

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Thursday 6 October 
7:00-8:00pm 

Friday 7 October 

4:00-5:00pm 

Sunday 9 October 

11:30am-12:30pm

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Solace of Sound 

Solace of Sound is an electronic music creator, singer/songwriter, and award winning UK DJ. She co-creates with the hidden realms bringing visionary soundscapes and electronica.

 

Trip Hop Beats and Ethereal grooves. She blends genres and produces quality electronic music and beats overlaid with haunting, poetic and thoughtful lyrics. Her music creates a visionary landscape and transformative experience. 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Sunday 9 October 
2:30pm – 5:00pm 

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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue is an organisation passionate about supporting the voices of women, and gender diverse people who identify as women.

 

We showcase all forms of the Spoken Word, including poetry, comedy, rap, song and storytelling. The key factor is that it is a platform for honest stories. Some of these stories are hard to hear, others are filled with joy and sensuality. All of these stories are welcome in our space.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Sacred Space

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October 
8:30pm – 10:30pm 

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Michele Kingston
(Open Mic Winner)

Michele Kingston, also known as ELaiSha on her platform artist profile, has loved all types of music since very young.

 

As a singer/songwriter most of her music now is alternative tech and dance, yet some of her favourite instruments are still the native hoop drum, the acoustic and crystal bowls.
 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Thursday 6 October 
6:00pm - 7:00pm 

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Sisters (DJ)

Two sisters, a childhood spent together in the forest of Dja dja Wurrung country, listening to their dad’s eclectic Indian bass music collection.

 

These two have loved similar sounds from a young age, growing up to collaborate on musical journeys of their own, playing at ecstatic dances, clubs and festivals. Sometimes playing separately as 'Rada' and 'Ishtar', the two goddesses unite under the banner of Sisters and bring to you music that will have you surrender to movement and play.
 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Silent Disco/Arts & Crafts

Bodywise

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 
7:45pm - 9:15pm 

Saturday 8 October

10:15pm - 11:00pm

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Burncity Queenz

Burncity Queenz are a female Dancehall crew hailing from Melbourne, Australia.

 

Members include founder Kitty Cat, Tina Demelo, Shanti Monteiro and Lerato Masiyane - a diverse group of outstanding dance performers who bring the fire like no other.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Bodywise

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October

8:30pm - 10:00pm

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DJ Beesting

Wild, fun DJ Beesting is set to fire up a hearty dance floor.

 

Come and dance to the best of the 80s, 90s and 2000s!

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Bodywise

Arts & Crafts / Silent Disco

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday 8 October

7:45pm - 9:15pm

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Robynne Clark
(Open Mic Winner 2020)

Robynne won the open mic competition at Seven sisters 2020. In the past she was involved with various bands doing weddings, private functions and other gigs around Melbourne.

 

She has since retired from the night life and now spends most of her time song writing, playing guitar, volunteering in animal and wildlife rescue, gardening, working in disability and raising her two teenage daughters. She will be performing a mix of originals and covers from her favourite female artists. 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

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DJ Ro Zee

Opening portals and weaving musical magic, DJ RoZee is here to take you on a devotional dance adventure.

 

Through the misty moors of ambient sounds, into the muddy waters of the dark and dubby, out into the lush landscape of tribal beats, up and away with wings woven of intricate sounds; come let your hair down and leave your shoes at the door.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Bodywise

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 

10:15pm – 11:00pm

Saturday 8 October 

9:30pm – 11:15pm

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Lostii

Lostii is a Naarm/Melbourne based singer-songwriter originally hailing from Sydney.

 

She brings everything from heartfelt dreamy pop ballads to driving trip-hop and psych inspired songs with ethereal vocal harmonies and rich synth textures.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October

1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Carolyn Mandersloot
(Open Mic MC)

Carolyn Mandersloot's comedy is like having a good biscuit and a cup of tea with your hilarious best friend. Only better. She weaves together a narrative exploring the grand complexities and challenges of the human experience- birth, life, death and parenting teenagers.

 

Carolyn draws her experience of palliative care nursing to deftly hold a compassionate space in which audiences can laugh at the both the unthinkable and the undeniable. 

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Thursday 6 October 

8:45pm - 10:00pm

Friday 7 October 

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Saturday 8 October 

2:30pm - 5:00pm

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Miss Behaviour

Photo attached. Bio: For well over a decade and a half Miss Behaviour, a signed label producer from Strict Recordings, has played all over Australia. Showcasing every genre, she knows exactly how to get a crowd rowdy! Primarily she formulates a jump up 'minimal' style with tendencies of getting off topic with future house, breaks or drum and bass.

After her release of "Sub Primal Ep" Miss B joined forces during covid to make a musical trio called Gravity Corporation, which is space themed dance bangers! Keep an eye out for this music as its original production and amazing!

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Arts & Crafts Silent Disco

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Thursday 6 October

7:45pm - 9:15pm

Friday 7 October

7:45pm - 9:15pm

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