The Wildfire Festival is a fun and inspiring weekend for all who carry a heart and passion for justice and a desire to influence and shape the culture and world around them in practical, relevant and powerful ways!
Throughout history justice partnered with the arts has been a powerful catalyst for change. We are all called to create and this event has been customised to inspire and awaken creativity within each of us, that we may reach our maximum potential in glorifying God through our gifts as we partner with heaven to see the justice heart of God released here on earth.
We are super blessed this year, to once again have musician and writer Stephen Roach and justice poet Joel McKerrow, bringing key note sessions along side the powerful prophetic and justice voices of Maria Mason and Melissa Mitchell.
Also actress Anna McGahan, worship leader and song writer Joel Wiseman and prophetic artist Ineke Hopgood will be with us offering a range of creative workshops across the weekend.
Wildfire Festival is not only an event for artists and creatives! We have something for everyone and know that you will be super blessed and inspired by coming long and taking part in this weekend!
Please see below for more info and follow the links to book online today!
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2017 PRICES & BOOKING OPTIONS
- FRIDAY NIGHT – FREE ENTRY (Love offering on the night)
- SATURDAY MORNING (2 sessions) – $20
- WORKSHOPS – $30 Per Workshop
- WILDFIRE LIVE (a night of live music, poetry and drama) – $20 Per Ticket ($10 high school students /$15 other concession)
- MEET THE ARTIST BRUNCH – $20
WILDFIRE FULL PACKAGE
10% Discount for booking full package = $171
Full package worth $190 Includes:
- ALL Main Sessions
- 4 x 1.5 hour Workshops
- Wildfire Live – Saturday Night
- Sunday Meet the Artist Brunch
- Booking Fee
15% Early Bird / Concession
= $161 (Early Bird closes July 31)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN WILDFIRE ADVENTURE
Create your own package by selecting which sessions and workshops you would like to attend
- Friday Night – FREE
- Saturday Morning – $20 (Includes 2 sessions)
- Choose up to four workshops
– $30 each
- Wildfire Live – $20 (concession available)
- Sunday Meet the Artist Brunch – $20
(Under this option concession is available for performance night only)
PAY AT THE DOOR
This option is available unless sold out.
PLEASE NOTE: This option is ONLY available for main sessions and Saturday night.
*ALL workshops must be pre-booked.
*Sunday Brunch must be pre-booked.
“The kingdom of heaven coming to earth, is the justice we are looking for”
– Stephen Roach
WILDFIRE LIVE | Sat 23rd | 7pm onwards
WILDFIRE LIVE is a night of live music, poetry and drama, featuring world class musicians, poets and performers Joel Wiseman, Stephen Roach, Joel McKerrow and Anna McGahan. The night includes a presentation of the drama production “The People of the Sun”.
MEET THE ARTIST BRUNCH | Sun 24th | 10:30am-12:30pm
Come join us for brunch along with artists Joel Mckerrow, Stephen Roach, Anna McGahan and Ineke Hopgood on Sunday morning. This is an opportunity to ask questions and connect with other creatives while enjoying a delicious brunch, catered by The Byron Bay Wellness Kitchen.
FRIDAY WORKSHOP 1
2 – 3:30pm
F1.1 | JOEL MCKERROW
Come and explore a creative process for finding freedom in the place where our creativity meets our spirituality meets our bodies.
F1.2 | ANNA MCGAHAN
IMAGINATIVE CHARACTERISATION & IMMERSION [Drama Workshop]
A session of physical, emotional and imaginative characterization, exploring space interaction, body and voice transformation, and relationship with other performers. An immersive and transcendent performance practice.
FRIDAY WORKSHOP 2
4 – 5:30pm
F2.1 | MELISSA MITCHELL
COMPASSION THAT LEADS TO ACTION
Get inspired to be active. Identify your passions through fun experiential exercises and discover ways to connect your practical gifts to projects that impact the world. Compassion is more than just a feeling; it must translate into action that makes a difference!
“Hope is the prophetic message of the artist”
– Joel McKerrow
F2.2 | STEPHEN ROACH
ROOTS DOWN: CHRISTLIKENESS & THE ART OF BECOMING YOU
Learn how to:
– cultivate a deeper devotional life
– organise thoughts and prayers
– keep a record of encounters, fulfillments and promises
– effective methods of journaling and daily writing habits
SATURDAY WORKSHOP 1
2 – 3:30pm
S1.1 | JOEL WISEMAN
SONG WRITING – WHY WRITERS BLOCK IS A MYTH: THE HEALTHY CREATIVE PROCESS
We will explore the elements of a healthy creative process and then get our hands dirty, try the process on together and bust the myth of writers block.
S1.2 | ANNA MCGAHAN
PARTNERING CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY WITH CREATIVE INDUSTRY
A discussion and Q & A about fully embodying both creative identity and submitted faith.
A space for us to discuss missional creative community, and the tensions (and miracles) of serving and sharing Jesus in the Arts and entertainment industries.
S1.3 | STEPHEN ROACH
ARCHITECTS OF HOPE: A COUNTER-CULTURAL APPROACH TO MAKING ART.
As artists of faith, we have the unique privilege of offering hope where there was none. In this workshop, we will learn to establish daily rhythms and habits of heart to infuse our creative processes with life-giving perspectives.
– search for the good in all things
– move in a counter-cultural response to the crises of our day
– leave room for heaven’s perspective within our creative works
– utilise boredom and the mundane as catalysts for inspiration
SATURDAY WORKSHOP 2
4 – 5:30pm
S2.1 | INEKE HOPGOOD
ART FOR JUSTICE
We will work together to paint prophetic pictures that will bring Hope and Light to a world that cries out for Justice. No need to be an artist for this workshop, just come along and celebrate your prophetic gift! “The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted, and to set the captives free”
S2.2 | JOEL MCKERROW
WRITING & PERFORMANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Explore the intersection of creativity and justice through a hands-on poetic process that will develop both your skill and enlarge your heart.
DO JUSTICE: UTILIZE YOUR GIFTS
Engage the crisis by learning how to use your creative writing talent to design meaningful content for social media campaigns, blogposts and more! We will work together as a group and gain valuable personal experience in communicating messages that give voice to the broken.
Countdown to Wildfire
Maria is a cultural architect with a strong prophetic and justice voice and great love for the arts. Among many other things she oversees and runs Tribes worship department and prophetic school. Ree is passionate about freedom, community, beauty and the glory of God.
is the founder and CEO of Walk With Me, a non-profit organization that partners with NGOs around the world to feed, heal, teach and sustain refugees in crisis. A woman of deep faith, she pioneers humanitarian projects in some of the most difficult countries in the world, fighting injustice and standing in the gap for those without a voice.
Together with his wife Maria Phil is the spiritual directors of Tribe Byron Bay. Phil has a huge father heart and is passionate about seeing heaven invade earth and for followers of Jesus to come into significant heart encounters with God.
is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter and author. He has written and recorded four CDs and has contributed to the works of numerous recording artists. Alongside of his musical pursuits, Stephen travels internationally and teaches on creativity and the pursuit of God. He has also self published a collection of poems. and a children’s book.
is an Australian actor and writer, who is passionate about spiritual revival and restoration within the performing arts industries. She founded the Christian artists collective ‘The Fireplace’ in 2015 and co-wrote the spoken-word theatre piece ‘The People of the Sun’ with Joel McKerrow, which recently toured Melbourne and Sydney.
is an internationally touring performance poet, writer, speaker, educator and community arts worker based out of Melbourne, Australia. He is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’
is a father, worship leader, songwriter, songwriting educator and Worship Director at DaySpring Church. He exists to see people come to know God more through the arts. Because as we come to know Him more, the more we want to worship Him. He is just that good!
is a powerful prophetic artist who has a passion to see a convergence of prophetic art and healing into the Body of Christ. To bring prophetic art into the churches and into the streets. Visual art is a powerful tool.
“Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.”