All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

April 8, 2021

Never Say Die

An inability to travel due to COVID meant that the authors of Never Say Die: Hundred year overnight success of women’s football, Lee McGowan and Fiona Crawford (2019) couldn’t make it to Lake Tyers Beach, Stories of Influence in 2021 to present in person.  Plan B was to link then up by zoom being interviewed […]

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March 24, 2021

Reflections on Stories 2021

As an organiser, I want to know the impact of Stories, whether it’s worth creating these gatherings. What people told us: This [event] inspired me with the rich knowledge of presenters. I felt nourished by the creativity. Joyful. connected, relieved and affirmed meeting up with like minded people sharing thinking, reduced alienation. Wonderfully polished performances. […]

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February 26, 2021

Listen to Stories of Influence 2021’s presenting artist interviews from ABC Radio Gippsland

Listen to a selection of interviews, from ABC Radio Gippsland, with Rachael Lucas and presenting artists at the 2021 Stories of Influence, March 6 – 8, 2021. Aviva Reed is an author who demystifies time, scale, and relationship using storytelling, visualisations, soundscapes and conversations. Her book Eon: The story of fossils is a ‘gorgeous picture […]

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January 28, 2021

Listen to Neil Murry’s interview with ABC radio

ABC Journalist Rachael Lucas’s interview with legendary singer songwriter Neil Murray takes us through the early years of Neil’s search to ‘find out’ more about the people who once inhabited this country, their lives and stories.  Neil speaks of the fun and influence of those early years setting up the Warumpi Band, holding their own […]

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January 2, 2021

Time to talk Stories of Influence 2021.

Stories of Influence 2020 was postponed from October 18-20th until March 5th -7th 2021. Presenters were keen to join us for the event. While circumstances have just changed again – lets talk about ways to create spaces to share these untold (undertold stories) to reconnect across differences that created divisions, to unlearn as we hear […]

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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 .  This reflection records WHAT happened, it is one aspect of a chapter […]

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. […]

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