Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Monday Morning 9 am Soundscapes

Monday morning Soundscapes
at the Labyrinth

We are starting a Monday morning 9 am get-together to enjoy making experimental soundscapes at Lucky's BICAS Labyrinth.  We will walk the labyrinth together, and have a short quiet meditation before enjoying exploring the possibilities of sound and resonance from our collection of interesting found objects.

We are hoping that this time might suit some who are unable to join us for the Tuesday 7 am meditation (which will also continue).  Bring musical instruments and anything you would like to make sound with (including your voice!) , or just come.

Hope to see you there,

Joyce   0439 329 334

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Autumn Equinox Mon March 25 2:30 pm

 Autumn Equinox Gathering
 Art Centre Sound Garden Labyrinth
Monday 25 MARCH 2:30 pm

An advanced notice of our next get together to enjoy our growing sound garden at the Art Centre Labyrinth on Monday 25 March at 2:30 pm - when I will be back from our 5 week New Zealand holiday.  (The actual equinox is Thursday 21 March, and hopefully we can all take a few moments to remember this milestone in our changing year wherever we are - and then get together on the following Monday at the labyrinth to celebrate.)  The afternoon will be a quiet walk through the labyrinth followed by a time enjoying making sounds together in the sound garden - and sharing our hopes for the coming months.

Tuesday morning meditation / soundscapes will continue from 7 am to 7:30 am, although there may be times in the next few weeks that most of us are away - and that you can enjoy the area by yourself!!  We will probably also be meeting regularly Monday afternoons at 2:30 pm after the 25 March to build a group interested in exploring the joy of making sound together and who are unable to come Tuesday mornings. 

The area is also available at all other times to come and enjoy playing with our sound garden.  You may notice that we have taken away all the plastic creatures  that have been inhabiting the labyrinth over the last few months - this is to continue letting the labyrinth evolve over time.  One possibility we are considering is to expand the sound garden throughout the labyrinth.  We will see what happens!!!!!!

Enjoy the labyrinth and see you on 25 March,


PS Further information about the labyrinth is at

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Sound Garden now open at Labyrinth

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Sound Garden Now Open at the Labyrinth

Come and enjoy !!!!   


You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

John O'Donohue  

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Australia Day Holiday Mon 28 Jan Soundscapes at the Labyrinth

Celebrate Australia!!

Monday 28 Jan 2:30 pm 
Join us on the Australia Day Holiday to celebrate our lives in Australia in sound.  We will meet at 2:30 pm at the Art Centre Labyrinth for an hour or so playing and having fun creating soundscapes filled with laughter, talk, and song.  Everyone welcome, including children of all ages!!
More about our Soundscapes Project
Who:  Everyone of all ages who wants to include more joy and fun in their lives

What: Exploring the magic of creating and exploring sounds together, and relearning the joys of playing, and having fun.

Where: Lucky's Labyrinth behind the Bribie Community Arts Centre Sunderland Drive Banksia Beach

When: Every Tuesday morning at 7 am following a walk through the labyrinth and a silent meditation, and on special occasions and workshops.  We are also developing a sound installation at the labyrinth that will be accessible 24/7.

Why: Sound and resonance are well known for their power to bring joy, to heal, and to connect with each other and with the environment.  People enjoy a wide spectrum of sounds from classical music which is structured according to rules of rhythm, tone and harmony, through more flexible forms of jazz and improvisation to our soundscapes, which seek to enjoy sound and resonance without any rules of what is right or wrong.

How:  We are collecting a wide range of items which can make interesting, and often unexpected resonances and sounds, as well as experimenting with using our voices. (See photos above for part of our collection.)   Conventional tuned instruments are also welcome.

Hope you can join us,

Joyce Newell   0439 329 334  3408 7743

PS For more information about the labyrinth, visit

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Come Create Collaborative Soundscapes in the Labyrinth

Come Create Collaborative Soundscapes in the Labyrinth

Help the labyrinth grow and evolve by joining us on Tuesday mornings to play with our growing collection of objects that make a vast variety of interesting, exciting and intriguing sounds, and to experience the joy of exploring and and having fun together.  We start with a walk through the labyrinth followed by a period of silence and meditation at 7 am - followed by an hour or two creating soundscapes in this beautiful area.  If 7 am is too early for you - just join us when you can get there.  And if Tuesday mornings don't work for you, we hope to offer sound workshops at other times during the year - watch this space!!!

For more information, please contact Joyce (0439 329 334) or Larysa (0438378294)

Hope you can join us in our exploration of the role of playing and having fun in our 'adult' lives,

A special postscript
The labyrinth is becoming home for many different characters that greet our visitors. We welcome any additions if you have any small weatherproof toys that would be at home there.

We are delighted to have been donated a much-loved Christmas creche scene, which is now safely put away until the next festive season.

Summer solstice meditation 2018

Summer Solstice Meditation 2018

Please join with us to celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year in Australia, and the first of the harvest festivals - and to express gratitude for the gifts and challenges of 2018.

We will be meeting at the Arts Centre Labyrinth at 2 pm Saturday 22 December for a walk through the labyrinth followed by a 15 minute silent meditation, and finishing with a short piece of 'unstructured music'.  The labyrinth has continued to develop during the year - this is a good chance to come and enjoy it - and of course the area is always open to visitors. 

We have been using the labyrinth as a beautiful space to play with and explore the joys, challenges, and benefits of making free unstructured music together, and hope to run a series of workshops on this next year.  More information in the new year.

Thank you for continuing to support the labyrinth, if only by remaining on this email list. 

Hope to see you next Saturday,

Joyce  0439 329 334

Monday, 17 September 2018

Spring equinox meditation Sat 22 Sept 2 pm with Lucky's new friends

Meet Lucky's New Friends
at the Spring Equinox Meditation
at the BICAS Labyrinth

Please join Lucky and his new friends  at 2 pm on Saturday 22 September for a half hour silent walking and sitting meditation to celebrate the Spring Equinox .  This is a great way to mark the coming of spring in this very special setting.
Lucky's friends have been slowly moving into the labyrinth over the past few weeks, and give an added sense of fun and surprise to the area.  Many of them are moving around as they explore the nooks and crannies looking for the perfect spot..  All visitors are welcome to talk and play with them, and perhaps help them find a new home, whenever they pass.  There is still plenty of space for new friends if you would like to bring them to the labyrinth.  

I hope to see you at the Equinox meditation,

Joyce Newell  0439 329 334

PS  Remember our regular Tuesday morning meditation at 7 am at the labyrinth - a great way to start the day!