top of page
Helene Thomas-99.jpg


My name is Helene. I am the founder and creator of The Wayfinder. As a longtime caretaker of personal stories, I create space for intimate story sharing and deep listening.  For the past 28 years, I have worked with stories, in some form or another.  As a journalist, radio documentary maker, researcher and podcast producer, I have been entrusted with people’s deeply personal experiences. There’s something really beautiful that happens when people open up and share.  Someone once said that being listened to is so close to being loved that most people don’t know the difference.  When we truly listen to someone, what we are conveying to them is, ‘I see you’.  I invite you to come on a journey with me to experience full presence and a more intimate connection to sound and story.

The Wayfinder Story

The Wayfinder Mobile Story Studio is a custom-built story sharing and deep listening space.  It was designed and built in Lutruwita / Tasmania by architect Dan Devine and furniture designer Guy Paramore.  Since its creation in 2018, The Wayfinder has been engaged with a variety of community and arts storytelling projects in collaboration with Midsumma Festival in Victoria (Pridefinder), Big hART,  Tourism Tasmania, the City of Hobart (I Am Somebody), Salamanca Market, the Huon Valley Council, Glenorchy City Council, the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, The Peregrine School, Hydro Tasmania, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, The Unconformity festival and artists featured in the Ten Days on the Island festival.  Read the full story about how The Wayfinder came into existence here.

bottom of page