For our Deep Listening Festival we are inviting a variety of artists to contribute their creations for display at the Festival.  The artists have been asked to contribute an artwork that reflects part of our theme – Families on the Edge or the Land on the Edge. The art exhibition will be officially opened on the Friday night and 2 or 3 of the artists will talk briefly about their artwork and the process in creating it.

Some artists who will be involved so far are:


Aidan was born in Perth, and currently lives in Margaret River. Aidan is proudly self taught, and thus focuses on experimenting with a range of techniques, styles and subjects. He is primarily influenced by Spontaneous Realism, graffiti and street art, and the layered palette knife work of artists such as Joshua Miels and Francoise Nielly. Most recently he is heavily influenced by Andrew Salgado. His works are most often large format and are characterised by bold colours, emotional raw brush strokes and extensive layering

He regularly produces commissioned works and now has paintings hanging in businesses and homes around the world.

You can see some of Aidan’s work on his Facebook page here – 


Laurie Posa has a love of the absurd and the majority of his paintings have a narrative that either deals with environmental sustainability or the many emotions that form the human condition. Laurie Posa’s work is held in public and private collections both here and overseas.
To view his website go to


Rebecca Cool has been a full time artist all of her working life.  She has exhibited her work every year. She is also a children’s picture book illustrator, and has illustrated four children’s books.  You can find out more about Rebecca’s unique style at her Facebook page here:


Karin Luciano is a multi award-winning Margaret River artist. Prolific since launching her fulltime art career in 2000, she has held over 26 solo exhibitions, as many collaborative exhibitions and has exhibited Australia-wide in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Queensland, the Asia-Pacific Region and has private collections worldwide.

Travelling is an integral part of Karin’s art practice. She receives her inspiration from experiences and the life adventures of meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and just BEING in a variety of landscapes. Her works infuse her ‘magic moments’ and evoke the emotions that she absorbs during her extensive worldwide travels.

You can see some of her stunning works, and find out more about Karin on her website here.


Born and bred in Margaret River, Joanna Alferink is these days full time mum to two year old Maisy-Grace. In her spare time she can be described as being a little obsessed by mosaicing, but also loves painting and stone carving.
“I am inspired by nature, drawn to it’s patterns and colours. I love creating bright fun and colourful pieces that bring a splash of joy to others”

You can see some of Joanna’s fantastic artwork on her Facebook page –


Cynamon Aeria of Wild Art Weaving – Teacher, Workshop Presenter, Community Arts Worker and Artisan.
Using traditional art/craft activities, story and rhythm, Cynamon creatively leads participants through themes related to community, culture, nature and self-empowerment.
Cynamon has over 15 years experience in teaching and facilitating groups. She enjoys working with participants of all ages and abilities, and has presented successful workshops in the northwest and southwest of Western Australia.

You can find our more about Wild Art Weaving on Facebook –

Make sure you keep checking back with this page as we update our artist bio’s!

Register for Deep Listening here.