Mobile Storytelling Studio
The Wayfinder has been on the road collecting all kinds of stories. From festivals to schools, holding space for people during private sessions to community art projects, the range of stories that have been shared and collected are rich and varied.
This year I worked on an amazing project called I Am Somebody. It is a multimedia art project facilitated by the City of Hobart’s Housing with Dignity Reference Group. The stories are about people's journeys in and out of homelessness.
Helene is a Tasmanian born, Hobart based award-winning creative audio producer. She is the creator and founder of The Wayfinder Mobile Storytelling Studio.
Helene often works with personal in-depth narratives to create immersive, intimate, audio experiences. She has been producing audio features and documentaries for thirteen years. She learned very quickly that telling people’s stories comes with significant responsibility so she made this the topic of a PhD study. Through her research she developed a practice that involves slowing down and making deeper human connections to ensure a more responsible and ethical storytelling.
Since the creation of The Wayfinder she has been engaged with a variety of community and arts storytelling projects in collaboration with Big hART, the City of Hobart, the Huon Valley
Council, the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, Hydro Tasmania, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and artists featured in the Ten Days on the Island festival.
Helene considers every story a living spirit. This is why she takes her time and allows herself to go deep into the lives of others as they share their lifeworlds with her. She knows it is a privilege to step into people’s lives and tell their stories.