All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

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 […]

Stories of Influence 2021
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 […]

Stories of Influence 2021
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. […]

Stories of Influence 2021
October 4, 2019


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 and […]

Stories of Influence 2019