Woodleigh Arts Festival 2017 – Adventurous Arts!


Last week Woodleigh’s creativity was flowing strong as we celebrated our 19th annual Woodleigh Arts Festival – Adventurous Arts.

It was a week of music, comedy, competitions, dressing up (Spookleigh style!), workshops, performances, exhibitions and celebrations of our Adventurous Arts Minds. Weeks like this make us all proud to be part of our exceptionally awesome Woodleigh Arts community.

A huge thanks to our Artists in Residence for an inspiring week of workshops, performances, insights… and huge belly laughs.

Our heartfelt thanks to:

Chaco Kato for her magnificent rope installation in the Agora (cheeky mention to the rope-meister Greg Davies for all his time on the knots!) 

Lee Zachariah (alumni) for sharing his scriptwriting skills

Jack Richardson (alumni) for inspiring students in his Drama workshops

Matt Steadman (alumni)  for sharing 20 years of professional experience in radio

Mal Webb for his multi-instrumental and vocal looping sessions with the Woodleigh and Ampilatawatj students 

Ryan Wheatley (alumni) for his photography shooting and editing masterclasses

Zeal Theatre (Stefo Nantsou and Tom Lycos) for an amazing performance of Lucky Country and their Drama workshops

Girlatones (Jesse Williams, Leah Senior, Jacob Booty, Tam Matlakowski) for their lo-fi, surfy rock vibes and special thanks to Jesse for his harmonica workshop

Valanga Khoza for awesome African drumming and sharing his culture and love for music

The Decent People (Sarah Kinsella and Russell Fletcher) for their hilarious improvisation performance and Drama workshops

FoRT Theatre for their very playful performances at Penbank and Minimbah

Andrew Wood for sharing his experience and insight into the process of making a film

Fablice for inspiring our students with his high energy Hip Hop and Dance workshops, and sharing his message of hard work and persistence with the Homework Club

Adam Knox (alumni and 2006 Melbourne Comedy Festival Class Clown winner) for all the laughs!

Wendy Clarke for sharing her Woodwind skills with us

Robb Dabbs for his magnificent Ableton workshops

Very special thanks to Festival Director Carey Saunders and Arts and Music Faculty staff for pulling this fabulous festival together!