11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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FEATURING CHRISTINE JOHNSTON (VOCALS), LONI FITZPATRICK (HARP), KARL S WILLIAMS (PIANO), MICHAEL ASKILL (PERCUSSION)
Presented by BLEACH*
Original concept by Big hART

FEATURING CHRISTINE JOHNSTON (VOCALS), LONI FITZPATRICK (HARP), KARL S WILLIAMS (PIANO), MICHAEL ASKILL (PERCUSSION)
Presented by BLEACH*
Original concept by Big hART

Drive into the verdant foothills for a day of deep listening to four intimate concerts in four iconic rural sheds. Big hART’s award-winning Acoustic Life of Sheds invites leading composers, musicians and artists to celebrate the culture, character and acoustics of sheds, reimagining them for audiences in the local landscape.

Pull up a haybale and hear original site-specific works, each performed in a different shed. Embark on this musical adventure through the green behind the gold and listen to the hidden stories of these enduring hinterland sheds. Location and driving route provided with booking.

Pre-order your Pancho’s Picnic Box for 2 online today.  Once ordered, your Pancho’s box of delights will be available for you at the last destination

  •  Standard, Vegan and Gluten Free Options Available.

Cost $45 per couple designed to feed 2 people

Artists

KARL S WILLIAMS

Karl S. Williams is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and poet. An award-winning artist whose work is preoccupied with the universal aspects of the human experience, the inner parts of our humanity that are often hidden from view but nonetheless shared.

CHRISTINE JOHNSTON

Christine Johnston combines vocal performance and music with her visual arts background in creating stand out performance work. Known for her particular bent on humour, dramatic visual style, bird-calls and musical saw, she has created a diverse range of works touring nationally and internationally. Along with self-devised theatre works and characters, including Madame Lark, she is also co-creator of the multi-award-winning comedic trio The Kransky Sisters. BLEACH* Festival 2022 will see Christine reuniting with her beloved music collaborators/co-composers Peter Nelson and Trent Arkleysmith.

MICHAEL ASKILL

Dr Michael Askill (PhD – University of Queensland), is a percussionist, composer, musical director, musical ambassador and educator - an icon of Australian music, known and admired for his enduring contribution to the Australian contemporary music landscape and his original blending of Asian and Western sounds. He has performed and recorded alongside some of world’s leading classical, contemporary, jazz and popular musicians including Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Terry Riley, Laurie Anderson, Sia, Phoenix, John Williams, Mike Nock, Chad Wackerman, Kuniko Kato and Evelyn Glennie - to name a few.

LONI FITZPATRICK

Loni Fitzpatrick is a graduate of QLD Conservatorium and has
since become a sought after freelancing harpist around
Australia. Her effervescent and curious nature brought on an
interest in exploring the diversity of the harp in different sound
worlds early on in her studies which in addition to her love for
orchestral playing has allowed her to experiment with extended
techniques, voice and electronics both solo and in ensembles.
Loni embraces the phrase "variety is the spice of life" which has
allowed and will continue to allow her a rich and colourful
career.

Accessibility
  • Accessible toilet
  • Primarily Audio based content

This event incorporates driving to up to four different locations to view each performance. Each location is a private residence and access will vary at each location. Audiences may be required to traverse up to several hundred metres and multiple surface types including uneven gravel and grass.

Performances are primarily audio-based, consisting of music and sound.
Seating at each location is limited, audiences are welcome to bring their own portable seating (e.g. picnic rug, low picnic chair etc.)

Some accessible parking may be available at particular sites. Patrons with access needs looking to book tickets for this event are strongly encouraged to contact the BLEACH* team prior to booking to talk through their particular requirements.

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Photo CreditClaudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency
Ticket prices
  • Per Car$55

Various location

Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

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Sunday 21 Aug11:00 am
Sunday 21 Aug1:00 pm
All times are QLD AEST
Important Info
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
  • Ticketed
  • Family
  • Music

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