Art Starts Here is a creative workshop and facilitation business run by artist, Kylie Biltris.
With a focus on creating tailor-made experiences, Art Starts Here offers a range of mediums including mosaic, sculpture, resin, alcohol ink, polymer clay, macrame, and silk scarf marbling.
Kylie's expertise in working with diverse groups of people and her ability to communicate and inspire make her a great teacher and enabler.
She has worked on projects for councils, funded initiatives, schools, aged care, women's groups, and more.
Whether it's a private group, function, or staff development day, Art Starts Here provides a unique and engaging experience, requiring no previous skill or natural talent.
Some of the organisations Kylie has collaborated with include:
Regional Art Victoria, Shire of Towong, City of Albury, Wagga Wagga & Wodonga, Tallangatta Health Services, Gateway Health, local Neighbourhood Houses, and the Country Women's Association.
These partnerships have provided opportunities to create inspiring art projects in various settings and have proven effective in promoting creativity and fostering a sense of connection and wellbeing.
Contact Kylie to have a conversation about how we can help you to realise an arts project for your group, school or community.
Ashe's art practice is conceptually based and deeply rooted in exploring the politics of belongingness and the human condition. He creates works that are both poetic and evocative, delving into the emotional intricacies of the human experience and exploring the complexities and nuances of identity, belonging, and marginalisation. Ashe is focused is on extending his installation practice into new forms of expression and territories, by fusing live static performative gestures and the ready-made with various mediums such as photography, sculpture, text, and video. This approach allows him to create dynamic and multi-layered works that engage the viewer on numerous levels, both visually and conceptually. Ashe’s practice questions our broken social systems and reflects on the ongoing search for a sense of belonging in contemporary society, highlighting the vulnerability that comes with it.
Ashe graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) in 1995, and a Masters of Contemporary Art (with distinction) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Ashe has held solo exhibitions at VOID_Melbourne, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), Kings ARI, Blindside Gallery and BUS Projects. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions across Australia, and internationally, at Parliament House Australia, Canberra; Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh), Melbourne; Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin; tête, Berlin; Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington; HOTA, Gold Coast; The Substation, Newport; Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown; and Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs. Ashe has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts Victoria for the development of his practice. He was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artist Grant in 2014 and the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award in 2013. His work has been selected as finalist in awards including, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, Incinerator Art Award-Art for Social Change, Bowness Photography Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Ashe was artist-in-residence at Picture Berlin (2014) in Berlin (DE) and for the Laughing Waters Artist Residency Program (2013) in Eltham (AU).
A beautiful art gallery showcasing fine art and design by professional and collectable artists from the region.
Brendan Hogan is a multi-award-winning playwright and theatre-maker from Yackandandah, who is passionate about writing for young people and communities.
He was the winner of the 2018 and 2019 Martin-Lysicrates Prize for his plays, Farewell Mr Nippy and The Incomplete Works of Willow Baker (formerly Play Number Four), both of which are currently in development. Gamers for Life was a finalist in 2022 and Arty Fyshal in 2023. The Incomplete Works of Willow Baker was highly commended for the 2023 Griffin Award. His works have also been finalists for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award (2021) and the Shane & Cathryn Brennan Prize. His most recent work, All The Shining Lights, was commissioned by HotHouse Theatre and had its world premiere in November, 2022. The Last Boy on Earth, was performed by the Yackandandah Young Players as part of HotHouse Theatre's 2019 season .His published works for children include, Scaredy-Cat (MICF, 2015), How to Beat a Bully (2016), The Last Boy on Earth (2019), all of which have been performed by youth ensembles in schools around Australia. In 2020, his monologue, Spiderweb, was one of fifty commissioned by Playwriting Australia as part of their Dear Australia project. He was part of Arena Theatre Company's Bendigo Studio.
Brendan has also worked with diverse groups to create original and inspiring theatre for regional communities. In 2016, he collaborated with Yackandandah Cemetery Trust and Yackandandah Museum to create and produce From Here To There. In 2017, he collaborated with the residents of a local aged-care facility to explore the themes of resilience and growing old to produce a new show, Living Memory.
Brendan has featured in national print, radio and television media, including The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine and Back Roads (ABC TV). He has written and directed shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and presented at several conferences and festivals as a writer and an advocate for arts in the community, including the War Widows Guild of Victoria and the Writers, Readers and Poets (WRAP) festival.
I believe being creative in life brings out your childlike inspirations, so you can be the best version of yourself and find joy in everyday life.
That’s why I have spent years researching creative women and integrating their proven tools to support you on your creative, second journey in life.
Which means you can join me for an introductory two-hour creativity workshop, so you can rekindle your creative spark, while connecting with like-minded women in a supportive and relaxed environment.
I specialise in watercolour and hand drawn natural history inspired illustrations, taking inspiration from the beauty and awe of the natural world.
Based in rural Victoria at the foothills of the high country (Dhudhuroa Country) I work as a freelancer, taking on a wide range of commissions for editorial, surface pattern design, bespoke illustration and hand crafted logo design.
Kirrily Anderson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chiltern. The primary focus of her creative practice is a blend of bold murals and delicate ink and watercolour works on paper, with the common them of nature running through these two different art forms.
With a background in graphic design and street art, Kirrily’s current practice has been heavily informed by her surrounds in North East Victoria after moving from Melbourne in 2017. She has received a number of art awards and completed over 20 murals in the region in this time.
Past projects include working with community, schools, government organisations, small businesses and private collectors. Clients include Wodonga Council, Albury City Council, DWELP, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, Caulfield Grammar, Yackandandah Primary School, Falls Creek Child Care, James & Co Rutherglen and Bridge Road Brewers.
Kirrily has a passion for art as a means of connection and conversation and to promote a slower pace. She continues to explore these themes in her work following a number of projects in bushfire recovery zones since 2020. For more details visit her website or social pages.
Leanne Murphy offers:
* Community music, ukulele and singing events
* Songwriting for community
* Women's creative retreats
* Sheet music publishing assistance
* A.Mus.A. Piano
* Adv. Dip. Myotherapy
* Cert IV Fitness (personal training)
* First Aid
* Working With Children Victoria
Performing arts workshops can include:
Singing in 2-4 part harmony, songwriting for community, singalong ukulele, beginner tin whistle, melody composition, creating your own sheet music with free software, helpful music theory and sight singing, basic multitrack recording on your phone, some forms of puppetry construction, putting on a variety show.
Other teaching workshops include:
Roll & Release: foam rolling for body harmony
Performance Strength: fundamental exercises for busy artists
Keep Your Mouth Shut: the many benefits of nose-breathing for health
I am a trade trained jeweller and my work reflects the relationships between jewellery and the human form and it investigates the dynamic connection between adornment, creative expression, daily rituals and embedded memory. The objects are to be worn and enjoyed, uniting the maker, the wearer and the viewer. I offer workshops at my home studio for up to 6 participants and have run workshops in remote locations teaching the basics of jewellery making. Commissions are always welcome and I am passionate about recycling your old items into new wearable pieces that still hold all the emotional and sentimental meaning to the owner.
I am an artist, designer and tutor working in hand crafted lettering design, Celtic art, drawing, painting and mixed media works on paper, canvas and glassware. I am also experimenting with printmaking, pyrography, engraving & decorating gourds.
I have 30+ years of creating commission pieces for individuals, groups and councils.
I work solo, in collaborations and with groups of other artists in both similar and different genres of art.
I teach online art students in my weekly classes, with 30+ years of sharing my skills, knowledge and creative approach.
I welcome new and different commissions with excitement at every new challenge.
I do a range of practices from painting and drawing to prop making and mini dioramas but i mainly stick to drawings and dioramas, I would love for people to be interested in what i do and how i do the thing i do in the future.
Parallel Wilds: an immersive and empowering 3D platform for youth, featuring creative writing, digital photography and videography, cosplay and modelling, 3D and drone imagery,
and sound composition. This innovative convergence of artforms allows youth to express self-identity in the natural world, to create a speculative universe on the future of wilderness,
set in the year 2050. For more information contact Craig Dent via email: email@example.com
Pinky is a bubbly local artist who enjoys delivery workshops to her community based on her broad range of artistic practices. She is an Illustrator, Potter and textile artist who finds joy in combining mediums and techniques to create interesting works with sustainability always in her mind. Harnessing botanical colour across a range of mediums is also a continuous theme in her work. Pinky is a little Neuro-spicy and really loves to deliver artistic projects that benefit students and community members with disabilities. Currently, her time is divided neatly between creating ceramics in her home studio, teaching creative workshops and illustration work.
Audio – Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Live Sound, Theatre Audio
Lighting – Design and Hire
Projection – Corporate AV to Crazy Arty projects
Studio GLDN is a creative consultancy that works across a spectrum of clients in visual arts, design, retail and hospitality.
Generating an authentic dialogue between our clients and the culture that surrounds them, we take a strategic and integrated approach to shaping and communicating the unique, creative visions of the people and brands we work with.
Based in Beechworth, Australia, we work closely with clients – big and small, cultural and commercial, established and starting – to translate their ideas into authentic visuals that are both engaging and memorable. We believe in the power of design as a strategic tool to develop and evolve businesses and work closely with you to define and realise your goals.
Our work takes many forms of delivery: from design to content strategy and rollout, art direction, photography, motion, brand development, identity and storytelling.
Rich in intent, we create with purpose.
Local client list: Billson's Brewery, Brown Brothers, Beechworth Honey, Milawa Cheese, Lake Moodemere, Beechworth Books, Walter Hair Salon, Murray Arts.
Two piece drums and guitar indie rock band This Way North are full of rapturous nostalgia, their music takes you from moody, tremolo-tinged heart-tuggers to pounding driving alt-psych rock through a sonic landscape of reverb-soaked guitars and rolling rhythms. With odes to 90’s rock sitting on air-tight grooves and full, cinematic spaciousness, This Way North’s music is a portal to summer festivals, their love affair with the road, and an open invitation to turn up the volume and let loose.