Creative Womyn Down Under 


Events are listed below which may be of interest to womyn. Creative Womyn Down Under consciously organises events which are inclusive, financially and physically accessible. Women only events will be specifically identified as some of our events are open to all.

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Sydney Summer Spiritfest  - 15th Year! 
Theme: Spiritual Wisdom 

Friday 5 January to Sunday 7 January
+ Retreat Day Monday 8 January 2018

Baden Powell Scout Camp, Pennant Hills, Lane Cove National Park
Contact Georgina JD on 0406 372 142

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Womyn's Creative Adventures began in late 2005 with a group of friends meeting to learn mix-media in Sydney, Australia. This gathering sparked the idea of Creative Womyn Down Under. Since 2006 we have organised creative events, concerts, festivals & retreats, and maintained an online network of information and resource sharing on women and creative expression. Some of our Creative Adventures and events are listed below.


From The Heart: A Treat and a Retreat 2017

A spring weekend celebration of all things Womyn
Friday 1 (8pm) to Sunday 3 September (4pm) 2017

Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills, Sydney

Activities include yoga, meditation, chanting, workshops, drumming, dancing, tai chi, bush spa, concerts, stalls.

No previous yoga or meditation experience necessary.

All spiritual paths welcome and included. $120  pay in cash when arrive – includes accommodation, all activities and some food.  Saturday $60 / Sunday $60

Please ring to book - Georgina JD mobile 0406 372 142
or email 

Or let us know on Facebook if you can make it

Laugh, play and nurture your spirit in the company of wise, wonderful womyn.

Sydney Summer Spiritfest  - 14th Year!  Theme: Spiritual Revolution
Friday 6  January to Sunday 9 January + Retreat Day Monday 10 January 2017
Baden Powell Scout Camp, Pennant Hills, Lane Cove National Park
Contact Georgina JD on 0406 372 142

From The Heart: A Treat and a Retreat 2016

A spring weekend celebration of all things Womyn
Friday 16 (8pm) to Sunday 18 October (4pm) 2016
Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills, Sydney

Sydney Summer Spiritfest
  - 13th Year!  Theme: Divinity
Friday 8  January to Sunday 10 January + Retreat Day Monday 11 January 2016
Baden Powell Scout Camp, Pennant Hills, Lane Cove National Park
Contact Georgina JD on 0406 372 142

From The Heart: A Treat and a Retreat 2015

A spring weekend celebration of all things Womyn
Friday 23 (8pm) to Sunday 25 October (4pm) 2015
Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills, Sydney

House Concert - The Belle Miners
Sunday 1 February 2015   2pm - 5pm
Tempe, Sydney NSW
Entry $20  / $15 concession, cash only at the door

Bookings essential: contact Gabrielle via email
or phone 0400 619 868 to RSVP and for venue details.

Join us for an amazing afternoon with the vocal harmonies of Jaime, Felicia and Marina from Canada.

Sydney Summer Spiritfest  - 12th Year!  Theme: Commitment
Friday 9  January to Sunday 11 January + Retreat Day Monday 12 January 2015

Baden-Powell Scout Centre, Lane Cove.
Program and registration details are available in this brochure.

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Elena B Williams 
House Concert
Sunday 15 December 2013
2pm - 5pm
Tempe, Sydney NSW

Our final Creative Womyn Down Under 2013 Sydney House Concert with the fabulous Elena b Williams.  She is a well-seasoned performer at festivals and venues in Australia and overseas. Elena’s music is a blend of soul, folk, jazz and blues but really a sound all of her own.

Elena is a winner of Best Acoustic Act at the Canberra live music awards and three-time finalist in the MusicOz  Awards. She also featured on Pete Murray’s 2008 album “Summer at Eureka”. Having recently sold two songs to up and coming ABC TV show “The Gods of Wheat Street” and signing to Outbox Records from Nevada, Elena is now touring her debut solo EP “The Rose” before heading off to Canada for a west coast tour.

Tickets are $20, cash only at the door. Includes afternoon tea, great company and also contributes to a womyn’s village in Tanzania, East Africa.

Enquires please phone Georgina JD on 0406 372 142 or email

Find out more about Elena and hear her music at

Download concert flyer here
 for easy printing.


While and Matthews
House Concert
Thursday 22 August 2013
7pm for 7.30pm
Earlwood, Sydney NSW

$20/$25 cash on the door, includes supper.
Bookings essential by email or phone as numbers are strictly limited.

Presented by
Girls' Own Pictures and Creative Womyn Down Under, Chris While and Julie Matthews are award winning musicians who will be playing an intimate house concert in Sydney's Inner West. While and Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of folk super group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention.

Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion, while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. Their musical careers have produced successful solo albums and a variety of projects away from the duo. Don't miss out on this special house concert to see two of the finest singer-songwriters, up close and personal.

Download the While and Matthews house concert
flyer here.

Visit the
While and Matthews website here.

Bookings contact:
Georgina on 0406 372 142 or email
Louise on 0422 958 415 or email



Martine Locke
House Concert
Sunday 24 March 2013
Earlwood 2-5pm $25/$20  afternoon tea included
Presented by Creative Womyn Down Under
Download flyer here

Australian lesbian singer /songwriter, now Indianapolis, USA resident, Martine Locke is the epitome of an independent musician. For seven years she has toured solo around the USA & Australia, bringing her brand of acoustic rock and engaging performance to music festivals and house concerts. She has independently released six solo CDs and four with favourite W.A. duo The Velvet Janes.

Heading back home to Australia for a series of shows, Martine brings two new CDs – a live CD recorded in her new hometown of Indianapolis before a sold out crowd and a brand new solo acoustic CD that features 10 tracks completely unplugged and raw.   Warm and witty with a killer set of pipes and mad guitar skills, Martine will charm you - making you want to dance like no one is watching. Opening Act: Ineke with her original songs, supported by Gabe Journey on djembe.

Tickets only available at the door.  All welcome.  
Contact Georgina on 0406 372 142 or email

Find out more about Martine at

Genevieve Chadwick & Faye Blais
House Concert
Thursday 11 April 2013

Ashfield NSW 7-10 pm $15
Presented by Creative Womyn Down Under

Many of you heard
Genevieve Chadwick as an emerging very talented musician at the CWDU 2011 Lesbians in the House Sydney Opera House concert.  In the past 2 years she has played hundreds of gigs to packed audiences.  Creative Womyn Down Under and house concert host Lorraine Wright invite you to enjoy Genevieve and Canadian award winning folk singer Faye Blais in Sydney’s Inner West.

When Faye Blais starts to sing her soulful songs, the chambers of the heart will be set aflame. Blais is endorsed by Australia’s Cole Clark Guitars and described as “Young, edgy, and powerfully present,… continuing the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist.”- Eaglewood Folk Festival, Canada.

Blues/roots/rock sensation Genevieve Chadwick will add fuel to the fire with her outstanding guitar work, smokey vocals and passionate originals. Chadwick has the rare ability to captivate all in her presence and her exceptional talent has lit up audiences and critics alike “She’s the talent of John Butler, with the soul of Janis Joplin. A force truly to be reckoned with” – LOTL

Tickets only available at the door (cash $15). Contact Georgina on 0406 372 142 or email

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10 - 13 January 2013
Baden Powell Scout Camp
Lane Cove National Park, NSW
Download the Spiritfest 2013 Brochure here.
Enquiries: Georgina 0406 372 142 or email

Kerrianne Cox Concerts Sydney
Sunday 5 August 2012, Earlwood 2pm-5pm with Special Guests & Afternoon Tea
Sunday 12 August 2012,
Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville 2pm-5pm

CWDU organised two concerts for friends and community to enjoy the moving and political music of
Kerrianne Cox in August. Special guests on 5 August were Tranceportation a funky womyn's drumming trio, and Ineke with her enchanting original songs. Tranceportation also joined Kerrianne on 12 August with drums and percussion (joined by Jai) and Tracey on Bass Guitar. Many thanks to venue providers Red Rattler and Hanumani and Shanti Devi.

12 - 15 January 2012 Celebrating Gratitude
Baden Powell Scout Camp
Lane Cove National Park, NSW

Download the 2012 Sydney Summer Spiritfest Brochure here

Saturday 5 November 2011

Earlwood - Sydney Inner West

Creative Womyn Down Under hosted a wonderful night of powerful womyn’s music, attended by a full house. Everyone enjoyed inspiring music and activism in an Inner West Sydney home.
Kerrianne Cox is an internationally renowned independent Original Sovereign Ngombarl performing artist of Australia. Her signature song, Beagle Bay Dreaming, has brought her beloved home and country - Beagle Bay in the remote North West Kimberley region of WA - into the hearts and minds of people all over the world.  Kerrianne delighted and informed the 1000-strong audience at CWDU’s 2011 Lesbians in the House Concert.  Visit her website at

JACINTA TOBIN opened for Kerrianne's concert. She has a Master of Social Ecology and has worked in the Aboriginal Community for over 10 years. She has worked to raise the issues of the Child protection; environmental destruction and Darug people her family’s history. Jacinta has a strong connection and unbroken women’s line to her traditional lands of the Darug people and takes comfort in the Blue Mountains were she resides.
A dvd of this concert is now available as a fundraiser for a local women's project.  Contact us to find out more. With much thanks to the wonderful Mystie Ford for the recording and production. The night also included an affirmation written and sung by Ini.

Creative Womyn’s Show and Share Group

Sunday monthly held May - October 2011, Inner West Sydney

Reconnect with that childhood energy and excitement of sharing with others about something you have created. Whatever form of creativity you enjoy, Creative Womyn’s Show and Share Group is a place for women to discuss their creative journey.  We share our latest creative work, ideas, goals, challenges and achievements in a supportive environment. 

This group meeting is taking a break for now and continues to communicate via email for womyn to share news on creative adventures. Contact Gabe Journey Jones to find out more email or phone 0400 619 868.

International Lesbian Day 2011
An Afternoon of "Lesbians in the House" Concert Highlights
Saturday 8 October 2011
from 2pm - 5pm, The Women's Library
8 - 10 Brown Street, Newtown
Download flyer

Lesbian Weekender, Sydney 8 - 10 July 2011

 Creative Womyn Down Under held a massive weekend of wonderful events for lesbians, our friends and family.  Bush Dance, Day in Newtown and Lesbians in the House - Opera House Concert.  Visit the 
Lesbian Weekender page for all the details. Gabrielle and Georgina warmly thank everyone who was involved and gave generously of their time and talent.


6 - 9 January 2011 - Camp Coutts, Waterfall NSW
* Spiritfesters also enjoy a monthly meditation group
held in Tempe on the first sunday of each month 6pm-9pm.

Jane Siberry “Calling All Angels Womyn’s Salon”
Supported by Tranceportation & Mignon Lee-Warden
11 March 2010
, 8pm – 10.30pm Earlwood, Sydney.

International Women’s Day Concert
“Celebration of Women and Spirituality”

6 March 2010, 8pm – 10.30pm Harmony Centre Sydney, Annandale

Natural Medicines and Therapies for Women Forum
7 February 2010, 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville

Dip into Drawing - Pastels & Charcoal ~Edith & Jack Draper
17 March 2007, South Coast NSW

Sista's Solstice Sculpture ~ Edith & Jack Draper
23 June 2007, South Coast NSW

Fridge Magnet Making for Fundraising
25 November 2006, 11am - 6pm, Enmore, NSW

Creative Relationships ~ Georgina Abrahams
27 May 2006, 2pm - 6pm, Enmore, NSW

Ella's Lounge Poetry Nite
28 April 2006, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, Alexandria, NSW

Performance Poetry Weekend Workshop ~ Jenni Nixon
24-26 March 2006, Wentworth Falls NSW

Summer Garden Art Party – Watercolourz ~ Jack Draper & Edith Draper
20 January 2006, 10am - 4pm, Bellambi, South Coast NSW 

Colour on Canvas - Mixed media visual arts ~ Roxanne Taylor
26 November 2005, 10am - 1pm, Hunters Hill, Sydney

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