Two very special guests will make the finale session at conference a memory to treasure. First Dog on the Moon is a true champion of accessibility who pioneered the first audio described cartoons and Shaking the tree will rock the house.
First Dog on the Moon
Andrew Marlton (aka First Dog on the Moon)is the editorial cartoonist for the Guardian Australia. He won a Walkley award in 2012 for his cartoon ‘Drowning’ and was named the MOAD cartoonist of the
e French.year in 2011. He wrote and illustrated The Story of the Christmas Story and illustrated The Wombat and the Grand Poohjam with children’s author Jacki
His successful stage show ‘Cartoobs and Other Typos’ featured in 2013′s Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won the Tour Ready Award at 2012′s Melbourne Fringe Festival.
He has held a number of exhibitions including two at Platform Public Art Space underneath Flinders St Station (‘A Marsupial Life’ and ‘The Universe According to First Dog on the Moon’), presents First Dog on the Moon’s Guide to Modern Living every Sunday at 9.55am on ABC’s Radio National, and is currently the official cartoonist for the Western Bulldogs.
Shaking the Tree
Shaking the Tree is one of Melbourne’s most vibrant and exciting choirs who achieve musical excellence without any sacrifice of heart, soul and good fun. Their performances always inspire and uplift and they appear regularly at festivals and events around Victoria. Their combination of great sound, great moves and colourful, vivacious presentation have earned them accolades and invitations from many sources.
Led by professional performer Bronwyn Calcutt, the choir sings her unique arrangements of gypsy, gospel, funk, and world music with a strong commitment to themes of social justice and freedom.
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