Luminous 2024

Luminous 2024 Sacred Tasmania; Gold sponsor Baptcare; 12-16, 19-23 June 2024

In 2024, Luminous will focus on appreciating the spirituality of place and country, by showing respect for indigenous spirituality, by exploring the sacredness of the environment, acknowledging the significant differences between dirt and land, between a house and a home, and between care of each other and care for the land. Luminous will be an ongoing conversation on the sacredness of life and how to live it well on this wonderful island Tasmania.

All events are listed below and are subject to change by the organisers
Queries? hello@luminousfestival.org.au.

Life-changing music by indigenous artists affirming the sacredness of place and country

Scott Darlow in Concert

Support Act: Kiah Darlow

6-8pm Saturday 15 June 2024

Tickets: $10/person; Children under 15, free.
All profits from this concert will be donated to Word Vision


Scott is a Yorta Yorta descendent and versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, and didgeridoo player. Selling over 50,000 albums worldwide and having toured Australia, the UK, Asia and the USA, Scott will be supported by his daughter Kiah Darlow.

Kiah is a 20-year-old Aboriginal singer songwriter, also from Yorta Yorta country. She’s currently studying music at Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music and is working on her first EP. Kiah has already played some of Australia’s most iconic venues, with a huge future ahead.


Four Conversations about home, love and the sacred things that unite us

Conversation 1: A Sacred Tasmania

FREE EVENT 6-8pm Wednesday 12 June 2024

Luminous 2024, Conv 1, Karin Mccormack, Joel Wybrew, Michaeal Henderson. Host Stephen Baxter

The panel will include:

  • Karin McCormack: Karin is a multi-modal artist and art therapist living and working in nipaluna/Hobart.
  • Joel Wybrew: Joel uses musical art to explore faith and culture. He lives on Cammeraygal land, Sydney, with his wife Kate.
  • Michael Henderson: Michael is inspired by so much in our beautiful world, especially by his family, and amazing people in his life. All this while living in the breath taking Lutruwita / Tasmania, and encompassing the life of Jesus.

The conversation will be hosted by Stephen Baxter, chair of the Tasmanian Parliamentary Breakfast and Senior Pastor of Hobart Baptist Church.

A light meal will be served prior to the conversation. For dietary requirements please email: hello@luminousfestival.org.au.


Conversation 2: Dreaming of the Future!

FREE EVENT 6-8pm Friday 14 June 2024

Luminous 24 Conversation 2 with Josh Garvin, Grace Williams, Toby Thorpe, Jack Cavanagh. Host Matt Henderson

The panel will include:

  • Josh Garvin: Josh is President of Tasmanian, Vice-President Australian Young Liberals, and stood as a Liberal party candidate in the recent state election in the seat of Franklin. He is a graduate of Law and Philosophy from UTAS and is married to Jennifer.
  • Toby Thorpe: Toby was the 2021 Young Australian of the Year TAS and the 2020 Premiers Young Achiever of the Year TAS, is Tasmania’s youngest Deputy Mayor and stood as a Labor Party candidate in the recent state election in the seat of Franklin.
  • Ali Barry: Ali is a student at UTAS and is a member of the Tasmanian Greens.

A light meal will be served prior to the conversation. For dietary requirements please email: hello@luminousfestival.org.au.


Conversation 3: Living Together On Country

FREE EVENT 6-8pm Wednesday 19 June 2024

Luminous 2024 Conv 4, Rodney Dillon, Grant Finlay. Host Stephen Baxter

Grant Finlay: For nearly 30 years, Grant has worked collaboratively with Aboriginal people and organisations in lutruwita/Tasmania, specialising in cultural heritage, community engagement, and research.

Rodney Dillon: A highly respected elder of the Palawa Nation in lutruwita/Tasmania, has dedicated his life to advocating for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The conversation will be hosted by Stephen Baxter, chair of the Tasmanian Parliamentary Breakfast and Senior Pastor of Hobart Baptist Church.

A light meal will be served prior to the conversation. For dietary requirements please email: hello@luminousfestival.org.au.


Conversation 4: Sustaining the Future of Tasmania

FREE EVENT 6-8pm Thursday 20 June 2024

Luminous 2024 Conversation 4 Tim McCormack, Alicia Leis, Mike Blake. Host Stephen Baxter

The panel will include:

  • Tim McCormack: Tim is Professor of International Law at the University of Tasmania and the Special Adviser on War Crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
  • Alicia Leis: Alicia is a Partner with WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart, a non-executive director of World Vision, and board member of the Tasmanian Football Club.
  • Mike Blake: Mike is the former Tasmanian Auditor-General, and currently chair of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission and AnglicareTas.

The conversation will be hosted by Stephen Baxter, chair of the Tasmanian Parliamentary Breakfast and Senior Pastor of Hobart Baptist Church.

A light meal will be served prior to the conversation. For dietary requirements please email: hello@luminousfestival.org.au.

LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS

FREE EVENT 6-8pm Friday 21 June 2024

Celebrate Christmas with all its charm and meaning, and recapture its special spirit by joining us in the middle of winter for Carols at Hobart Baptist Church in the Tab. We’ll sing all the well-know carols and be joined by other guest soloists.

Christmas is all about longing, waiting, and yearning for Spring to appear. Amid the dark and depressing winter, Christmas reminds us that the days will soon begin to lengthen, and the sun will begin to be warm again. It is a reminder that no matter how dark or isolated we may feel, the light of God has come into the world.

Most of the carols we sing were written to be sung in the middle of winter. This is an opportunity to do just that.

Entry is free with tea, coffee and sweet treats served afterwards.

Don’t miss out on this enchanted evening!


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