Transcend Australia—Castlemaine Transcend Australia was founded in 2012 and was the first parent led, national peer support network and community for parents and carers supporting their TGDNB child in Australia. Transcend’s purpose is to support, affirm and celebrate the lives of TGDNB children and their families and carers. Since becoming a charity in 2019 they have gone from strength to strength increasing their role in advocating for improvements to systems and services, s
GARUWA—Castlemaine GARUWA is a 100% Aboriginal-owned production company specialising in video, audio and animation. Created by Worimi siblings Genevieve Grieves and Kieran Satour, GARUWA means ocean in their language. GARUWA holds the deep, rich stories of their people and has been central to their culture for thousands of generations. GARUWA brings depth, experience and creativity to storytelling.
Anthony Pateras—Castlemaine Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electroacoustic musician active since the late 90s. Alongside writing concert works, he performs in improvised, electronic & experimental rock contexts. Anthony’s work has been recognized through the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship (2020), residencies at La Becque (2019), Akademie Schloss Solitude (2018), ZKM (2017) and Montalvo Arts Centre (2010), fellowships from Creative Victoria (2018-19), the Sydney
Horizon Show Jumps—Gisborne For Megan and Liam their horses are their absolute passion both having loved competing and teaching for many years. With their young horses ready to commence some more serious training, they decided it was time to upgrade our show jumps, the few they had in our paddock had seen better days. After searching high and low for suitable jumps they decided to create our own. Their hand-crafted show jumps are constructed with a great deal of love and care
Maria Chalke Counselling & EMDR Therapy—Castlemaine Maria Chalke provides Counselling services including EMDR Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Somatic Processing. She assists those that have suffered Childhood Trauma, Sexual Assault and Traumatic events helping them to address major trauma responses including flashbacks and freeze responses. As part of her services Maria offers EMDR therapy which is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting