All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

October 12, 2020

Tracking the personal and community changes – from invisibility to action

Regional Arts Victoria funded the building of a floating art studio on Lake Tyers in 2017. Tracking the changes uses State of Community Indicators to give visibility to the impact of a facilitated engagement of those involved in the Float Almanac www.float3909.com/almanac .  This reflection records WHAT happened, it is one aspect of a chapter […]

Publications
August 10, 2020

Stories of Influence 2020/2021

Continuing conversations on the airwaves. While the 2020 October gathering is not happening, all our presenters are keen to share their stories, songs and performances, to build on the conversations of past Stories and add to our understanding.  It is a time for rethinking our place in the world, of unlearning and recreating new connections. […]

Stories of Influence 2020/21
October 4, 2019

Connections?

Stories of influence @ Lake Tyers Beach Hall October 18th – 20th, 2019 Offers seemingly diverse stories from writers, storytellers and artists. Come along and find your own connections with these stories that fill in gaps in our public knowing. Cal Flyn – talks to us via zoom from her home in Orkney sharing her […]

Stories of Influence 2019
July 20, 2019

Stories of the lake in Scottish Poetry Library collection

Stories of influence @ Lake Tyers Beach is now one of Melbourne City of Literature’s regional presenters.  David Ryding the manager generously provided introductions to literary events in Edinburgh also a City of Literature.   Visited Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh today to contribute our collection of poems and stories of Lake Tyers  www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk and […]

Stories of Influence 2019
July 13, 2019

Still Life

Doug Esler (September 2017)   Still life still life no breeze to stir the morning air no rustling of the stately trees still life still life no ripples on the patient lake no sound of birds upon the wing still life still life harbours first peoples’ ancient stories locked away in a timeless vault still […]

Poems
July 13, 2019

Maise Byrne – 1930s’ poem

There are folk who travel eastwards And folk who travel west Just to roam afar from home Is what they like the best Some of them are weary And some of them are sad Away they go to hide their woe And make their sad hearts glad.   Oh restless roving lonely folk Away in [...]
Poems