Kirrip (Welcome To Country)

Djirri Djirri dancers

WinterWild Brazier

Apollo Bay Foreshore

16 August 7:00pm

free event

Welcome to Country, the country of the King Parrot, Gadubanud. Djirri Djirri, an all female dance group from Wurundjeri country and traditional custodians of Narrm (Melbourne) are here to dance. Djirrri Djirri is the Woiwurrung name for the Willy Wagtail, the spirit bird who gave people dance. Djirri Djirri will perform 5 dances and explain the creation narratives attached to them. This will be a powerful and engaging performance from women who stand strong in their culture. We welcome you to Country as night falls.

Remain / In / Light

The Projects We Do Together in collaboration with Samaan Fieck and Marcus Cook

The Projects Quarry

1505 Old Beech Forest Rd, Beech Forest

Parking available at the Beech Forest Recreation Reserve.

16 August 7:00pm [1 hour]

$50 per car + booking fee

In celebration of the profane join us for a night of mass projection, illumination and sonic exploration. A giant screen floats across the walls of an abandoned quarry and sound and light flicker through the winter darkness. This is immersion and illumination in the heart of the Otways. Hosted by These Are The Projects We Do Together in collaboration with Samaan Fieck and Marcus Cook, we invite you to descend into the The Quarry and bear witness.

Following Arie Rain Glorie’s the sell-out show The Sublime for WinterWild 2018, These Are The Project We Do Together, bring you Remain / in / light. 

www.theprojects.com.au

http://www.samaanfieck.com/

http://www.theshogunlodge.net/

https://www.theprojects-quarry.com

Wear hiking or gumboots, dress warm and for wet weather. The journey may include some slopes and uneven ground, this is an all weather event and the show will proceed regardless of rain, hail or snow (dress warm and for wet weather)
Refreshments provided.

At The Brewhouse: The Fillmore Brothers and the Vacant Smiles

The Fillmore Brothers, The Vacant Smiles

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

29 – 35 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

16 August 9:00 pm

free event

The Fillmore Brothers are a sexy Australian pop music band. Better than that, they’re a sexy Apollo Bay pop music band. 2 white guys (brothers, actual literal brothers) in skinny jeans playing pop music that will never be popular. Jack Fillmore plays musical instruments and sings in a deep voice. Seamus plays other musical instruments and his voice is a bit higher. We like them and think they’re great. Appearing with the vacant smiles.

The Vacant Smiles bounce between styles and moods with untethered excitement and uncontainable energy.

Ramdaddy At ABH #1

Ramdaddy

Apollo Bay Hotel

95 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

16 August 9:00 pm

free event

Straight up disco shit. All the genres.

The Left Hand Path

Meet at Apollo Bay Harbour

1 Trafalgar St, Apollo Bay

17 August 7:00 am [10 hours]

$399 + booking fee

Don’t look away. This is the true heart of WinterWild. This curated journey will shine a light into the glorious darkness of your body and mind, illuminating and celebrating all that is within you. To walk this path requires bravery and openness. Stand in the light of yourself and embrace your shadow self. You are all that there is, and you are entirely glorious. Offer up your fears in exchange for the gift of self-knowledge. We ask you to surrender. Details of the program will not be released in advance – know only that we will gather at the edge of the water as night submits to day.

I am without doctrine or judgement. I am without fear of divine retribution, this is a deception that ties us to our guilt. I will not travel that path. I choose instead to celebrate myself. My mind, my body and my consciousness will not be controlled or impeded. I am beauty. I am strength. I am power. I sing with deep and ecstatic pleasures. I am not afraid of the darkness within. I am the one I have I been waiting for. 

The Right Hand Path

Meet at Apollo Bay Harbour

1 Trafalgar St, Apollo Bay

17 August 7:00 am [10 hours]

$399 + booking fee

Walk the Right Hand Path at WinterWild. This exclusive experience involves the exploration of ritual, movement, and meditation from different spiritual traditions. The pathway has been mindfully curated by WinterWild to honour and explore your body and soul and to connect you with the energy of the earth and the heavens. We ask you to open your heart surrender: the program contains workshops not available on the open program, and details of the program will not be revealed in advance.

This is a journey, an adventure. The great web of all being extends through and around me. I feel them all, interconnected. The energy I transform within myself folds endlessly out into time and space. I move carefully and with grace, knowing that all I give will be returned three-fold. I am love. I am abundance. I am humility. I spin golden threads of grace and worship, weaving union with the divine. I reach my hand towards the light. As above, so below.

Dayspring

Anthony McManus

Uniting Church Hall

51 Nelson St, Apollo Bay

17 August 10:00 am [1 hour]

$15 + booking fee

Move with the dawn of the day with yoga teacher Anthony McManus. The class will be accessible to everyone form beginners to those with more experience. The focus will be to have fun, warm the body and explore visions and ecstasies through pranayama and mindful movement. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

Into the Forest

Curious Creatures

Venue to be advised

17 August 12.15 pm

$60 + booking fee

Into the Forest is a very special touch ritual supporting your journey into yourself and your own body. The group is divided in half. One half takes a position in the space and puts a blindfold on, forming a ‘forest’ of people. The other half of the group become creatures slowly making their way through the forest, engaging in touch exchanges according to the limits and boundaries of the individual ‘trees’. Exchanges might be brief, or long, and are able to be ended by either party at any time. The group then swaps over.

The Forest is very special in the way that it supports your journey into yourself and your own body. It is very hard to project your experience onto another when you are blindfolded and don’t know who is engaging with you! The Forest is also a stunning practice for overcoming the idea that touch is only enjoyable when it comes from particular people. (Although, that said, the workshop includes a mechanism where you can ask for someone that engaged with you to identify themselves to you afterwards, if they wish to).

This practice allows for a considerable range of activity. You may choose to experience the touch ritual fully clothed, and with strong limits on where and how you want to be touched. At the other end of the spectrum, you might choose to do it nothing but your underwear and with a fairly adventurous level of touch, noting that you are able to stop any contact at any time, without explanation. You can remain fully clothed throughout, if that’s right for you.

Participants have often described the experience as unexpectedly moving, sublime, ecstatic, freeing, sometimes challenging, trust-building, and contributing to a journey of sexual self-discovery. It’s surprising how much of a training ground The Forest is in getting better at setting and naming your boundaries.

Gender and sexual attraction: No reference will be made to gender (or anything else) for activities. Therefore, to participate in this ritual, you accept that you may be touched (within the limits you define) by people of any gender.
It is critical that you arrive at the venue at the designated time. There can be no late admissions to this event, and no refunds will be offered to late arrivals.

https://www.curiouscreatures.biz/

Three Treasures

Chi Space

Uniting Church Hall 

51 Nelson St, Apollo Bay

17 August 2:00 pm  [2 hours]

$30 + booking fee

Shen Gong (Spiritual Qigong) is the practice of eliciting presence and focused awareness. This state may be familiar to some as oneness, being one with the Tao, nirvana, enlightenment or emptiness. Practice includes standing practice, postures and meditation flowing from the Qigong and Taoist traditions. This path has also been referred to as Nei Gong (internal alchemy).

The 2 hour session is taught by Nicole Lee from Nicole Lee Qigong. Nicole is internationally certified in Qigong, both Modern and Classical styles, she is also trained in meditation and mindfulness and holds a Bachelors Degree in Complementary Medicine.

WinterWild suggests purchasing the combined ticket “Spirit Music”. This ticket provides entry to both Three Treasures and Music of the Spheres and includes a cup of Jilungin Bush Dreaming Tea. Jilungin grows in Nyul Nyul country in the Kimberley and is known to be both calming and revitalizing. Let the Shen Gong practice open your heart and spirit, supporting your ability to be truly receptive to the healing power of the Yidaki. 

$55 + booking fee

Music of the Spheres: Didgeridoo Guided Meditation and Healing

Lionel Lauch from Living Culture

Uniting Church Hall

51 Nelson St, Apollo Bay

17 August 4:30 pm [30 mins]

$30 + booking fee

The Yidaki (Didgeridoo) is one of the oldest instruments in the world and calls forth the Music Universalis (Music of the Spheres) that describes the celestial bodies of the sun, moon and planets as a form of music. Immerse yourself in the primal sounds of the Yidaki with practices guide and healer Lionel Lauch.

WinterWild suggests purchasing the combined ticket “Spirit Music”. This ticket provides entry to both Three Treasures and Music of the Spheres and includes a cup of Jilungin Bush Dreaming Tea. Jilungin grows in Nyul Nyul country in the Kimberley and is known to be both calming and revitalizing. Let the Shen Gong practice open your heart and spirit, supporting your ability to be truly receptive to the healing power of the Yidaki. 

$55 + booking fee

In From The Storm: The Songs of Jimi Hendrix

Local musicians

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

29 – 35 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

17 August 3:00 pm [2.5 hours]

free event

Rainy day, dream away. Settle in at the Great Ocean Brewhouse for an exploration of the music of Jimi Hendrix. Curated by Michelle Fillmore and featuring a cast of talented locals, while away a few lazy hours.

DogWatch:

The Redemption

Part One – Immolation

Directed by Roderick Poole in collaboration with Eloise Wood and WildHoney Performing Arts along with the good citizens of Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Harbour

1 Trafalgar St, Apollo Bay

17 August 6:30 pm [1 hour]

free event

In a small fishing village at the edge of a huge dry continent, the children have all vanished. Down at the seawall the mothers keep a vigil while the fishers fish. When a rare catch is hauled in, the whole village turns out to see. Is it an omen? Does it hold the answer to the missing children? Is what follows a barbaric path to redemption or a strange and touching love story?

See the village turn out to tell its tale over two Saturday nights while the moon wanes, the waves wash in and the fires are lit.

Alchemy (Max Riebl)

Max Riebl

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

1-3 Nelson Street, Apollo Bay

17 August 8:00 pm [1.5 hours]

$35 + booking fee

The searching, transformative perfection of the world’s most exquisite sacred music with a twist of contemporary sass. Bathe in the ethereal, spine-tingling voice of countertenor Max Riebl, who combines his mastery as a baroque musician with the vocal power and awesome presence of a true pop artist. Expect alchemy, ecstasy and a higher plane of sound.

Max Riebl’s Apollo Bay debut includes sacred songs from Handel, Purcell and Bach contrasted with some more profane works from the 20th Century. 
Max has performed around the world with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, the London Handel Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Come and experience the rare voice of this astonishing countertenor.

‘A true artist in every essence of the word’ 
— Australian Stage 2017

Visions of Excess

Black Heart Death Cult and Flyying Colours with lighting by Electric Light Brigade

The Mech

21 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

17 August 8:30 pm [4 hours]

$35 + booking fee

Step into Apollo Bay’s oldest venue ‘The Mech’ for a night of kaleidoscopic visions and mind altering reverberation with a curation of some of Melbourne’s finest psychedelic face-melters and shoegazers including The Black Heart Death Cult and Flyying Colours. The night will be filled with vintage light projection from Electric Light Brigade and will host a side room of performances and obscurities curated by Samaan Fieck. The Black Heart Death Cult push out droney psych mantras, sonic opiates and space glazed kaleido fuzz jams for the all too new dark age. Sparkly magic mountain-drops fall from the outer cosmic reaches in the re-imagined mind-forest of The Flower Captain. From the gloom/doom of the all too sudden ending of The Grand Rapids singer/songwriter Sasha L Smith envisions a brave new dark age of droney bliss in the sonic bazaar. Fret wizard Bill Patching, sub-sonic vibe dealer Deon Slaviero, human time-machine Andy Nunns, keys/tambo Gabby Potochnik & guitar/flute Nick Hastings are well on the magic bus which we call “The Black Heart Death Cult”. Electric Light Brigade Electric Light Brigade uses analogue lighting equipment and techniques to activate spaces and enhance dynamic atmospheres.

https://theblackheartdeathcult.bandcamp.com/

https://flyyingcolours.bandcamp.com

https://www.electriclightbrigade.com

At the Brewhouse: Alistair Turrill and band at the Brewhouse

Alistair Turrill and Band

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

29 – 35 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

17 August 9 pm

free event

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” – Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

Ramdaddy at ABH # 2

Ramdaddy

Apollo Bay Hotel

95 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

17 August 9 pm

free event

More funk for your trunk with round 2 from Ramdaddy at the Apollo Bay Hotel. All the disco, straight up.

Dayspring

Anthony McManus

Apollo Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Apollo Bay foreshore

18 August 10:00 am [1 hour]

$15 + booking fee

Move with the dawn of the day with yoga teacher Anthony McManus. The class will be accessible to everyone form beginners to those with more experience. The focus will be to have fun, warm the body and explore visions and ecstasies through pranayama and mindful movement. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

Sacred Roots: Gateways to the Spiritual

Panel Discussion

Hello Coffee

16 Oak Estate, Apollo Bay

18 August 10:30 am [2 hours]

$20 + booking fee

Part botany, part anthroplogy, part philosopophy, settle in for this fascinating discussion on the topic of entheogens, psychoactive substances that support spiritual awareness or self-development. After decades of prohibition, psychoactive substances are currently enjoying something of a renaissance. All over the world, scientific studies are researching the beneficial properties of these substances for mental health, enhanced wellbeing and creativity. This discussion will provide a general introduction and a variety of persepectives into the topic of entheogens.   

Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing)

Vitaya Soulcraft

Venue to be advised

18 August 11:00

$59 includes booking fee

Come on a guided Forest Bathing, or Shinrin Yoku experince – taking in and “bathing” in the forest energy, documented for its restorative, therapeutic and revitalising properties. More than bushwalking, this is a mindfulness and wellness practice that will expand your awareness and offer you a myriad of health benefits, like reducing stress, anxiety, and blood pressure, whilst boosting your immune system. Escape the daily grind, slow down your pace and open all your senses in a guided forest meditation in the lush Otways land. Soak in the beautity, magic and energy of this magnificent temperate rainrainforest, you may be even spot a wedgetail eagle or a lazy koala. As part of your Forest Bathing experience, you will also sit in a Ceremonial Circle to set your intentions, call on the energies of the forest and go on a Shamanic Drum Journey to deepen your connection with your source and the land. Shamanic Drum Journey enables us to metaphysically travel to Shamanic realms, to work on the spiritual/energetic level to create positive changes in our physical reality. My medicine drum will take you on a Journey of connecting with the essence of the land to gather knowledge and guidance for challenges or questions you are confronted with in your daily life. This is a safe and relaxing experience that offers very powerful and profound insights and results (if you decide to put the insight into practice).

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