Our Program of Events

Saturday April 1st

11.00 - 11.50: Place Without A Postcard

12.20 - 1.10: Then They Came For Me

1.40 - 2.30: Nothing Can Hurt Me

2.50 - 3.40: She Blinded Me With Science

4.00 - 4.50: The Male Monster From The Id

5.20 - 6.10: Can’t Get There From Here

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Saturday April 1st

11.00 - 11.50: Place Without A Postcard

12.20 - 1.10: Then They Came For Me

1.40 - 2.30: Nothing Can Hurt Me

2.50 - 3.40: She Blinded Me With Science

4.00 - 4.50: The Male Monster From The Id

5.20 - 6.10: Can’t Get There From Here

Tickets here

11.00 - Place Without A Postcard

Place impacts identity - what is the meaning of home? Who we are depend on where we came from, and what shaped us. How does that affect what and how we write - and does the experiencing of other places change the creative process?

Moderator: Melissa Lucashenko
Panellists: Hugo Race, Cash Savage, Kahl Wallis

12.20 - Then They Came For Me

The very essence of rock & roll is freedom - freedom from class, history, trauma, oppression, and sometimes responsibility and social mores. With the recent prohibitive policy environment around drugs and alcohol, and the ongoing challenges to freedom of speech in an increasingly authoritarian environment, how does art respond to the challenges to our right to be free?

Moderator: Paul Barclay
Panellists: Brentley Frazer, Matt Noffs, Tim Rogers

1.40 - Nothing Can Hurt Me

On one level, reviewers of music deal solely with an art form or an experience. On another, they reveal how art informs who we are and when done well, provide us with a context for the times.  In conversation with three contemporary music critics.

Moderator: Larry Heath
Panellists:
Iain Shedden, Michael Dwyer, Sosefina Fuamoli

2.50 - She Blinded Me With Science

Academics lead us in a discussion of what they believe are important issues at the intersection of music, writing and social commentary. We don’t know what that’s going to be – but we suspect it’ll be entertaining..

Moderator: Sally Breen
Panellists: 
John Wilsteed, Greg Arnold, Leah Cotterell

4.00 - The Male Monster From The Id

An examination of masculinity, the myths and stereotypes of rock stars, and what role sex plays in this, how it informs writing and songs, as well as public perception of the artists.

Moderator: Bec Mac
Panellists
: Tim Rogers, Holly George Warren, Adalita

5.20 - Can’t Get There From Here

Born overseas, raised in Australia – it’s a pretty common story, but does that sense of “foreign-ness” impact the way you feel and how you create? And does the culture of your country of birth, and your childhood experiences, give you a different perspective when it comes to consuming art?

Moderator: Zan Rowe
Panellists:
Nick Earls, Ngaiire, Tim Steward

Sunday April 2nd

11.00 - 11.50: The Eyes Have It

12.20 - 1.10: This Wheel’s On Fire

1.40 - 2.25: Everybody Hurts

2.45 - 3.35: The Comforts Of Madness

4.00 - 4.50: White Rabbit

5.20 - 6.10: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Tickets here

Sunday April 2nd

11.00 - 11.50: The Eyes Have It

12.20 - 1.10: This Wheel’s On Fire

1.40 - 2.25: Everybody Hurts

2.45 - 3.35: The Comforts Of Madness

4.00 - 4.50: White Rabbit

5.20 - 6.10: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Tickets here

11.00 - The Eyes Have It

A picture is worth a thousand words and those words need to tell a story. How photography captures the emotion of a sound through portraiture and live performance, how words can capture the ephemeral and why cover art matters for the music.

Moderator: Bec Mac
Panellists: Sophie Howarth, Tony Mott, Larry Heath

12.20 - This Wheel’s On Fire

Memoirs can be factual, imaginary, personal, detached, amusing and distressing. As an imperfect recollection of the past, can they be relied upon? Do we have to read between the lines to find the author’s real meaning and intention?

Moderator: Rhianna Patrick
Panellists
: Roger Shepherd, Liam Pieper, Hugo Race

1.40 - Everybody Hurts

A free panel for 14-17 year olds – why creative expression matters, and how you can find ways to utilise your feelings, desires and frustrations through the process of making art.

Moderator: Sarah Connor
Panellists: Joel Birch,
David Burton, Kirsty Eagar

2.45 - The Comforts Of Madness

Our songwriters give us a detailed look into the mind and the motivation around song writing and the conscious expression of subconscious thoughts, fears and desires through words and music. Is it science or magic – and can it even be explained?

Moderator: Iain Shedden
Panellists: Cash Savage, Mike Noga,
Adalita

 4.00 - White Rabbit

Writing by, for and about women. A panel that unpacks the influence of women through their effect on writers’ lives, on their characters, their process and the connection with audiences.

Moderator: Zan Rowe
Panellists: Peggy Frew, Nick Earls, Kirsty Eagar, Melissa Lucashenko

5.20 - Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

What were the really significant musical and cultural moments and influences that changed generations and gave rise to new movements, scenes and sub-cultures over the last 25 years? How do those movements impact new music and literature? Were the 90’s really our 60’s?

Moderator: Rod Yates
Panellists: Holly George-Warren, Michael Dwyer
, Roger Shepherd