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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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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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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

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Georgia Mihnjak - 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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Heart Labyrinth 
& soundscapes

A temporary labyrinth will be marked out with a biodegradable medium (eg sand or chalk paint) that contrasts with the local groundcover. The central locus will be a Heart shape, and there will be one path that wraps seven times around the Heart.

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Amanda Collins is an author, sound healer and labyrinth designer, facilitator and accompanist. She has built a permanent labyrinth in Heathcote, Vic, and has facilitated and provided sound accompaniment for labyrinth walks in Melbourne and Central Victoria, as well as online.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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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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Soul Freqs Live Painting

As a project for Seven sisters, I thought it could be cool to paint a beautiful, giant set of wings for people to take photos with. It sounds a bit cliche though highly effective and people actually really like this stuff! I am craving to paint some really beautiful fantasy type wings (again am open to this shifting). All this project would require is a piece of Jib board around 3m by 3m (would be ok with 2m by 2m as well) and I would happily organise, supply and pay for the paints and other materials.

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My name is Shivanii and I have been an Artist my whole life, though only really empowered my Artist through painting 4 years ago and I love it! I imbue energy and intention into every piece!

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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 recorded an album which 
she plans to release this year. She is currently based in Melbourne.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Sunday 9 October
12pm - 12:45pm

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Peny Bohan

Peny Bohan is an award winning local Melbourne singer songwriter whose sweet croonings will make you want 
to stay, settle in and let yourself be wrapped up in her melodies. Honest, gritty and a wee bit seductive, Peny spins tales of her every day life, love, anxiety and her sometimes desire for hirsute men. Usually found 
fronting the Featherheads, this new stripped back version of her set brings a more intimate feel to their songs.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Chai Tent

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October
12pm - 12:45pm

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DJ Kundalini

DJ Kundalini is one of Melbourne’s pioneer female DJ’s. she has played at countless clubs, festivals, benefits and has headlined Nationally as well as Internationally to acclaim.  Kundalini is a versatile DJ, who loves merging a plethora of genres, with an uplifting and joyful mood, from downtempo world fusion beats, funked up bass driven melodic and 
tribal house to hypnotic and a little twisted psytrance, creating a harmonically rich, soul enriching sonic journey.  

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:

Silent Disco 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Saturday 8 October
8pm - 9:30pm 

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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:

Saturday 8 October 
1pm - 1.45pm 

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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:

Arts & Crafts

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Sautrday 8 October 
7.00pm - 7.30pm 

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Memory of Yasha's Lullaby by Noriko Tadano

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:

Arts & Crafts

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Friday 7 October 
7:00pm - 7:30pm 

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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 
1pm - 1.45pm 

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Luka Rock
(Open Mic Winner) 

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 
2pm - 2:30pm 

Performance

So much waiting for you to Explore