In 2007, Meme was engaged as Artistic Director of Connecting Identities to envisage the concept for a three year arts project that could address the issue of identity in a rapidly changing post-industrial Geelong. In consultation with traditional owners and Arts & Culture Department, Meme proposed Mountain to Mouth as an extreme arts walk creating a contemporary songline across Geelong. Meme directed the pilot, Mouth to Mountain, in 2009, and subsequently the multi-award winning M~M2014 and M~M2016.
Mahony has worked in Australia and around the world over the past 25 years in various roles including: artistic and event director, choreographer, creative producer, performer and facilitator of community process.
Sculptor and bamboo artist, Leonard Tebegetu brings his culture and upbringing in Papua New Guinea, his experience of life on a small island off the north of the main land and his work as a contemporary artist working globally, based in Port Moresby – to the role of Canoe Maker for Mountain to Mouth 2016.
Uncle Bryon Powell is a Wathaurung Elder and Chair of Wathaurung Corporation. Bryon has been involved in Native Title and Cultural Heritage issues for many years working as a Projects Officer with Wadawurrung in Ballarat. He is an advocate for Aboriginal cultural heritage recognition and equality and an educator of the wider community in Aboriginal issues.
Kerrie Black is an indigenous artist who has a BA and Honours in Visual arts. She was born in Geelong but has Wemba Wemba and Wathaurong heritage which is why Kerrie has a special connection to both the local area and land in which she lives.
Esther Konings-Oakes completed her Masters of Art in Public Spaces at RMIT University. She has been an M~M District Co-ordinator since 2014 and was the Walking Circle Artist for Station 4 Moorpanyal Park that year.
David Dellafiora is a cultural worker, teacher and conceptual artist whose practice encompasses public art, artist books, multiples, mail art and installation.
Teresa Lawrence decided, after studying Textile Design at RMIT, to employ the drawing skills she had developed to pursue a career in children’s book illustration with many publications completed.
Simon Macaulay is a practicing artist and educator who has been working in the Geelong region for the past decade. He combines creativity and intelligence together in his arts practice as well as his teaching vocation.
Once a singer-songwriter player with acclaimed Goanna Band, Rose has maintained a strong bond with Aboriginal people in areas of social justice and human rights.
Poet - Song of the Kangaroo Grass
Barry Hill is an acclaimed historian, writer and poet. His books include The Best Picture, Raft, Sitting In (an award-winning account of the longest industrial action in Australian history) and The Road To Uluru. Broken Song won many awards on its release.
Jacinta Leitch found her passion for the arts very early and it outweighed other career choices, her only true ambition to become an artist.
Dare Tekin is currently studying Honors in Fine Art at RMIT University. Her works are strongly influenced by narrative.
Mirjana Margetic is a Geelong based interdisciplinary artist who creates both her own artworks as well as community driven works in collaboration with various groups.
Ingrid Petterson weaves together the natural world with experiences of humanity to create transformative art, inviting the viewer to be both muse and artist by her side. She is a seer of connection. Her extensive work in community has enabled many a quiet voice to be heard and many a hidden story to be told.
Glenn Romanis has completed over 200 large scale permanent, temporary, ephemeral, public and community art projects...
Brian Thompson is a technical engineer by trade with a nuts and bolts approach to industrial design.
Suyin Honeywell has worked passionately as an arts educator and has produced mosaic installations, functional and figurative works using a range of mediums such as clay, printmaking and paint.