Paul Dyason

A dear friend and recurrent performer at The Winter Solstice, Paul Dyason is another talented homegrown songwriter and co-lead singer for beloved Albury band The Northern Folk. Paul’s contemplative, honest, and nuanced lyricism is a hallmark of his songs for both his independent project and for his band. We look forward to welcoming Paul back […]

Anna Leeworthy

A local known to the Albury community, Anna Leeworthy is a vibrant young independent artist whose relatability and candid storytelling has resonated with audiences around Australia. With equal attention paid to the visual world and elements of her project, Anna wields creativity to connect, in particular, to other young women like her. Her singles have […]

Eliza Hull

Eliza Hull is a singer-songwriter and accessibility advocate within and beyond the music industry. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Ability Fest, Forum Theatre, Hamer Hall, NYE On The Hill, as well as internationally. Eliza’s resonant single ‘Running Underwater’ debuted on Q&A, and speaks to her lived experience with the hereditary condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth. […]

Nam Le

Nam Le is a Vietnamese-born Australian writer, whose award winning works in fiction, poetry, essay, stage and screenplays have connected with a global audience. His most recent work, ‘36 WAYS OF WRITING A VIETNAMESE POEM’, contends with personal and political challenges around identity tied to his experience as a refugee. Nam’s debut novel ‘THE BOAT’, […]

Osher Günsburg

For over 20 years, Osher Günsberg has been a prolific host and Australian TV personality, having worked on shows from Australian Idol to The Masked Singer – but this hasn’t stopped him from having candid conversations around his own mental health. His book ‘Back After the Break’ and award-winning documentary ‘Osher Günsberg: A Matter of […]

Danielle Laidley

Danielle Laidley is one of Australia’s most prominent transgender advocates. A former AFL player and one of the league’s youngest ever senior coaches, Danielle has a unique perspective and insight on the challenges and mental burden trangender people often bear, especially under public scrutiny. Danielle’s powerful 2022 memoir ‘Don’t Look Away’ explores the lived experience […]

Steven Oliver

Steven Oliver is a descendant of the Kuku-Yalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi peoples. He rose to prominence with ABC’s ‘Black Comedy’, with other TV credits including ‘Faboriginal’ and ‘Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky’. Steven’s poetry is published in national and international poetry journals such as Ora Nui, Australian Poetry Journal, Solid Air, and […]

Ainslie Wills

Ainslie Wills uses profound lyricism, powerful vocals, and thought-provoking melodies to create music that is genre bending, unique and personal. With a captivating and commanding stage presence, Ainslie’s music has seen her tour both nationally and internationally, being invited to support the likes of Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka, Hiatus Kaiyote, Lianne La Havas, Vance Joy, […]

John Brogden AM

John Brogden AM is the President of LifeLine International and Patron of Lifeline Australia, having served as its Chairman from 2012 to 2021. He is a leading Australian and international advocate for suicide prevention. John lives with depression and suicidal ideation and openly shares his story of success, failure, and redemption. From 1996-2005, John was […]

Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch’s 2019 memoir, ‘Your Own Kind Of Girl’, resonated with readers around the world through themes of shaping yourself through the stories we tell and taming your inner critic. Clare has been invited to speak at conferences and organisations all around Australia on the themes in her memoir, on modern mental health, and leads […]