1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2024 events

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Erik Griswold, Christine Johnston, Bree van Reyk, Karl S Williams
Presented by BLEACH*

Erik Griswold, Christine Johnston, Bree van Reyk, Karl S Williams
Presented by BLEACH*

Nestled amongst the green wonderland of Tallebudgera Valley, settle in for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Slow Art – Sounds of the Valley is a four hour melodic exploration in which four incredible artists – Erik Griswold, Christine Johnston, Karl S Williams and Bree van Reyk – will debut a new work, crafted specifically for BLEACH*. Debuting these 30-minute mini concerts for the very first time, let the sweet sounds of the Gold Coast hinterland and these talented musicians encircle you.

Our friends at the award-winning Palette Restaurant are supplying gourmet picnics to enjoy.


Ticketing Information:

**Bus Departs promptly from check in point at 11.30am Saturday and 10.30am Sunday 

Saturday 10 August – 12 Noon – 4pm (Show start/finish)
Sunday 11 August – 11am – 3pm 4pm  (Show start/finish)

Check in open from: 11am Saturday and 10am Sunday.

Check In Location: George Dacca Bramley Park, Rusty Court Tallebudgera Valley (Near the Tallebudgera Valley Rural Fire Brigade)


Bleach Picnic Hamper Options:


  • Pixel bakehouse x Palette kangaroo grass flour pane francese
  • A selection of FIGJAM native dips
  • Green Goddess Salad
    Truffled darling downs potato salad
  • Champagne Lobster and Avocado rolls
  • A selection of artisanal cheeses, Section 28 Mont Priscilla, Riverine Buffalo Blue, Heidi Farm Raclette
  • A collection of Saison salami, black truffle and squid ink, wild kangaroo and anise myrtle, Wild venison and gin


Herbivore (Vegan and Gluten Free)

  • A selection of FIGJAM native dips
  • Palette’s Green Goddess salad
  • A collection of roasted, pickled, fermented and raw Darling Downs vegetables
  • Paperbark smoked olives
  • A selection of Picone exotics fruits
  • Falwasser and Pixel bakehouse x Palette kangaroo grass flour pane francese
“powerful music that connects with both the natural with the spiritual”


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 2023 will see Christine reuniting with her beloved music collaborators/co-composers Peter Nelson and Trent Arkleysmith.


    Erik Griswold is a composer and pianist working in contemporary classical, improvised, and experimental forms. Particular interests include prepared piano, percussion, environmental music, and music of Sichuan province. Originally from San Diego, and now residing in Brisbane, he composes for adventurous musicians, performs as a soloist and in Clocked Out, and collaborates with musicians, artists, dancers, and poets.


      plays drums writes music

        Karl S Williams

        A genre defying, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning artist with a voice and conviction so powerful it takes your breath away. Karl's music is timeless and deeply rooted in tradition yet ever conversant with the present. Drawing from folk, blues and gospel his songs are steeped in the swamp water of the northern NSW cane country where he was raised, lending the distinct flavour of this land to all his work.
        Distilling life, love and the human condition, his music calls with urgency and sings without apology. His solution and vocation: to love more. A Karl S. Williams performance - either solo or with his band - is frequently referred to as a spiritual experience, leaving an audience slightly altered in the best way possible.

          • Accessible toilet
          • Performance may contain loud sounds/music
          • Primarily Audio based content
          • Language is no barrier

          This event takes place on a large rural property and takes place outdoors and in the elements, with minimal seating provided. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own picnic rug or camping chair to enjoy each performance.
          The performances are primarily sound/music based and sight is not required to enjoy a close to the full experience of the work. The work takes place in the daytime.

          Audience members will meet at a central location and be bussed to the performance location. It may be possible to reserve car parks for patrons with specific accessibility needs at the meeting point.
          This should be arranged with the BLEACH* team prior to ticket purchase. Once on the property, audiences will need to travel to four different locations to see all four of the performances. Travel by car/motor vehicle to these locations is not possible as part of this event. Audiences who have mobility requirements and particularly those who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walkers and canes are strongly encouraged to contact our team before purchasing a ticket to this event.
          Audience members will be required to traverse across several different types of terrain to reach each performance location. The distance and terrain varies between locations, but includes gravel, dirt and grass and covers a minimum distance of 1km.

          Audience members with access requirements, particularly those with mobility needs are strongly encouraged to contact our friendly BLEACH* team, who can provide details specific to any access requirements the patron may have.

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          PhotoClaudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency
          Ticket prices
          • General Admission$109
          • A booking fee will be applied at checkout.
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          Saturday 10 Aug12:00PM
          Sunday 11 Aug11:00AM
          All times are QLD AEST
          Important Info
          • Food & beverage available on site
          • Transport options available
          • Suitable for all ages
          • Parking
          • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
          • Ticketed
          • Bar
          • Food
          • Music

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