Shellie Morris


Regular price $360.00 $0.00
Masterclass Schedule

TUE 30 APR 10am-4pm

WED 01 MAY 9am-4pm

THU 02 MAY 9am-4pm & 6:30pm-9:30pm (artisan feast)

NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. Please also note you may be an unstoppable show off once you've got these skills under your belt. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).

Meet Shellie:

Shellie Morris has spent the past 25 years honing her skills as a story teller and musician. Shellie has worked in more than 70 communities across Australia and was awarded the NT Australian of the year in 2014. She is a feature artist with the Black Arm Band and has collaborated with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tim Rogers, Yothu Yindi, Jimmy Barnes and Sinead O’Connor. She has learnt from communities around the world and worked with them engaging in music as a healing tool. She imparts the importance of having a voice and that each individual is important whether she is in the desert or the city. Shellie has worked in more than 80 remote and urban Indigenous communities delivering music workshops in songwriting, singing, arranging, composing and performance. Join Shellie for her three day songwriting course and discover a new world of meaningful storytelling through music

What you'll learn:

Shellie’s work is organic and responsive to the group, you will delve into the essential skills of songwriting in this small-group intensive, as well as touching on many other elements that make up the craft of telling stories through song.


Arrive at the beautiful Woodfordia either the morning of, or the day prior to your workshop starting. The address is 87 Woodrow Road, the home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Follow the signs to the reception venue and you'll be greeted and registered and shown your tent or van space. Detailed accommodation options will be released in early February. But the quick version is: own camping or van is free, or you can hire a pre-erected tent or something fancy so you'll feel like a star (we're working on caravans, glamping and teepees!). You are also welcome to travel to site each day if you prefer.

Artisan Feast!

Don't forget that this night (THURSDAY May 2) is the night of our Artisan Feast, inclusive in your ticket price, with a bar featuring drinks at 80s prices and a night of entertainment and delicious chef-cooked food.  

The Planting Festival May 3-5th

Don’t want the fun to end? We can help! This year’s Artisan Camp is held in the lead-up to The Planting Festival, which begins on FRIDAY May 3 after the final Artisan Feast. Don’t worry, you can sleep in till lunchtime and stay in your tent or van throughout The Planting Festival, and we'd like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival ticket as a thankyou for attending the Artisan Camp 2019. 

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