- Tamworth Community Centre (Artstate Festival Club)
- Friday 10:30pm – 11:30pm
Where words fail, music speaks – a mantra encapsulated in the work of award-winning artist GOLDHEIST (aka Hester Fraser). Originally from the New England region, and classically educated at the Sydney Conservatorium, GOLDHEIST has been likened to Kate Bush, Florence & The Machine, and Ellie Goulding, bringing her songs and stories to stages across regional and metropolitan Australia.
Visually and sonically arresting, GOLDHEIST has performed at Sydney’s VIVID Festival in 2018, and has toured outback and regional NSW with painter James Needham, performing live art and music that explore the spirit of place and the ways in which our surrounds inspire and impact us.
Following the death of her grandfather, the late Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser, she wrote and released THE CAMELLIA TREE, a musical tribute to his life and legacy. The subsequent media campaign helped raise funds and awareness for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. This is an ongoing project to which GOLDHEIST lends her voice and her art, contributing to the call for changes to Australia’s controversial policies towards displaced peoples seeking asylum.
2019 will see the release of GOLDHEIST’s new single, WAYFARER, inspired by adventures on tour in outback Australia.