Past Forster Event: VOL 2

Large wide banzai


June 26, 2014
@ Laneway

With the theme of 'a night of inspiring presentations' we promise to deliver. Our presenters Donna Rankin, Shona Wilson, DoGsWooD, Gabby Toner, Amy Heague, Megan Cooke and David Kernick all have a story to tell and this event is not just about pretty pictures.

It is exciting, some of it may leave you feeling a little raw but definately inspired, with your minds once more stretched to new dimensions .....


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27 Million

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

“Not only is each victim the one, but we likewise can be the one.

The one called, the one listening, the one willing, the one sent to bring freedom and justice to innocent ones who are suffering. Being overwhelmed by the numbers is an indulgence the oppressed can ill afford.”

The statistics and numbers are overwhelming. There are currently an estimated 27 million men women & children held in slavery across the globe. Hundreds of thousands are trafficked across international borders every year. Many young girls find themselves trapped in a hell most of us could never imagine… The overwhelming statistics took Amy Heague to Cambodia. The one made her see she can do something that might just change the numbers.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 28, 2014. 

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Getting it Just Right

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

As a local surf life-saver and regular ski-paddler, David Kernick has spent many years on the beautiful local waterways or surfing the beaches. His view of the local area comes from a different perspective to most as he regularly paddles in the late afternoon light and has seen many spectacular sunsets. This passion for water and low light is reflected in much of his photographic work and he enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of shooting nature, water, and landscapes. David also loves the social interaction of portrait photography and watching his subjects develop in confidence, capturing their personalities and in particular seeing the smile on their faces when they see the final product.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 15, 2014.

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@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

DoGsWooD:Working under the name of DoGsWooD affords me the unconscious and unbridled liberty to fully engage with the artist within’…

Gordon Elliott's work is often a personal and conceptual critique of issues of personal importance that speaks a universal language. Issues of the environment and the part humanity plays are often central to his work. The conscious, subconscious and unconscious behaviour, expressions and language are particular areas of interest, observation and inspiration.

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Heart To Heart

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Donna Rankin's mission is a simple one: to use art as a catalyst for healing and the development of a clear, insightful perspective. Using art as her most powerful tool Donna created Heart to Heart, a healing program for the rehabilitation of young people who have encountered devastating personal challenges in their lives. Donna’s quest is to extend the Heart to Heart program to all corners of the globe, bringing the positive beat of the future to young people everywhere.

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Passion For Letters

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Calligraphy is Gabby Toner's art and passion. She not only makes an art form from the letters, but also with the message that is woven together highlighting various songs, poems and bibilical verses.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 2, 2014.

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Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture has a combined 20 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. For the past seven years Megan has managed Forster Community Garden, working with indigenous and local community volunteers to produce healthy chemical free food. Megan is passionate about teaching people the joys of growing and cooking their own organic food and sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 25, 2014.

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The Impossibility Of Nature

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. Her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 29, 2014. 

Donna Rankin
Artist and inspiring woman, Heart to Heart in Forster
Amy Heague
travel ninja and dreamer of big dreams, Travel Play Live in Forster
Gabby Toner
Calligraphy Artist , self in Forster
David Kernick
Photographer and teacher in Forster
Megan Cooke
Horticulture, Permaculture, Educator, Director at Garden to Table Permaculture and Horticulturist at Forster Community Garden in Forster
Shona Wilson
Contemporary Australian Sculptor, self in Forster
DoGs WooD
in Forster