Max-Anne Duffett, Max-Anne "Barefoot singer songwriter from North West WA, finding inspiration from her travels and life on the water, creating a unique oceanic roots and nomadic story telling style" I moved to the remote one street tourist town of Coral Bay at the age of 16, working as a deckhand and tour guide, fueling a passion for the outdoors and the ocean on the Ningaloo Reef! I started to write music based on the unique experiences my lifestyle sent my way, trying to capture the honest nomadic lifestyles of the travelers I met. In December 2015 I finally made it to a studio to record my debut EP album with the extremely talented Dave Mann whom I met through the Gascoyne in May team! The album named 'Gypsea Heart' received a great response climbing to #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart in its first week and my single 'You me and the sea' sat at #2 on the Triple J unearthed roots chart for 5 weeks straight. Now I hope to tour around Australia in my van sunny, sharing the album, gaining more experiences to write about, practicing and learning new techniques and styles of music and meeting new people to be inspired by..

Since releasing his debut album (Some Kind Of Relief) in 2011, James has supported the likes of, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald and the Boys from The Living End at the Governor Hindmarsh during their Gurgantua tour, Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate) at Follow The Sun Festival and the Timbers. Other highlights include the release of (Boy) James's latest Record, 2013 Fringe Festival, 2013 Lenswood harvest Festival, 2014 Blenheim music and camping Festival 2014 Follow The Sun Festival & a spot at this year’s Table Lands Folk Festival QLD. James’s live shows have been described as energetic and relaxing at the same time, with a perfect blend of upbeat folk tunes and entrancing falsetto break downs. Quote Rip it up mag “Alone on stage with only a chair, acoustic guitar and bass drum with a pedal, Abberley’s vocal control and song composition is impressive. James is based in Exmouth and joins the GiM team for the entire 2018 tour. 


 Enchantress of the Trapeze, Theaker von Ziarno is divinely determined to captivate your heart and make it beat loud, strong and fast! Von Ziarno is a storyteller who uses aerial arts to captivate your imagination and inspire your soul. A seasoned aerialist and pioneer of aerial street, she performs three solo aerial shows on the festival circuits of the world. An international festival favourite often performing her shows at Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK, Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland and many more.

Highly spirited and dedicated to detonate great energy whenever she performs, Von Ziarno animates the static trapeze, aerial silks and hoop to take you on a journey into the landscapes of the heart and beyond……

What people say about Theaker von Ziarno's shows:

"My family and I had the good luck to watch Artyms perform her aerial street show at the Edinburgh fringe a while back; under very difficult circumstances she performed with jaw dropping grace, strength, skill, and not a little bravery. We were inspired as well as entertained. Living in Edinburgh we see a lot of street performers /theatre but Artyms stands out as a highlight if you get the chance go and see for yourself" Cameron Stewart, Edinburgh Scotland

Brendan Coleman 'Von Ziarno's world class aerial show is unique, breathtaking and beautiful'.  Artistic Director Fremantle Street Arts Festivals. 

Stuart Every " Dramatic, powerful, beautiful and entertaining' Director Dolphin Creative Dubai UAE

Andrew Brassington  "Theaker’s show is one of a kind - It creates that special effect you are after for an event." Director of Taste of Tasmania Festival

Rebecca Millar  ‘Humanity has always looked to the heavens for divinity, guidance and awe add Theaker as the aerial storyteller and you’ll touch peoples core.’   Artistic Director Zest Festival Kalbarri, Australia

Felicity Bott,  “Aerial performance that transcends physically." Artistic Director Tas Dance. 

Pundara is the Yinggarda word for ‘star’ and is Carnarvon’s very own Indigenous contemporary dance troupe. Principle performers include Malgana dancer Janine Oxenham and Yinggarda dancers Candy Dia and Bianca Whitby. Salvaging song lines and reinventing ancient stories, they perform contemporary indigenous dance set on and in wild land and seascapes across the Gascoyne.

Gascoyne Circus and Physical Theatre was born in 2008 when founder Theaker von Ziarno discovered a crew of talented and passionate circus enthusiasts in Carnarvon and promptly built a strong partnership with the Carnarvon Civic Centre who kindly extended a home to the circus school and a training space for the Gascoyne in May production house. Gascoyne Circus and Physical Theatre have emerged into profiled industry professionals and now produce many community, corporate and festival events throughout the region and beyond.

Mix Torossi is a carpenter and builder based in Carnarvon.  He has been involved with Gascoyne in May since it's inception in 2011 & Civic Center Circus since 2008, training and performing primarily as a static trapeze artist.

A bit of an all-rounder and creative problem-solver, Mix has worked as Production Manager for Gascoyne In May, while also doubling as fire sculptor, unicycler, stilt-walker, juggler and gas-powered fire manipulator!  Like the Leatherman on your belt, Mix gets the job done. 

Jade Mills has been training as an aerialist since 2009. Jade’s performances on the aerial hoop are always spunky and energetic.  Jade also performs on tissu, is an excellent fire eater and performs fire staff with the troupe. You may see Jade in the Civic Centre Circus teaching the children of the gascoyne circus or out around the region and further performing her shows. 

Theaker Von Ziarno has 20 years’ experience as a performing artist and artistic director specializing in festival and large scale site specific events written for ‘Country’. She is the architect and artistic director of Gascoyne in May and has staged over ten international tours with her solo aerial street shows aRTyMs, Minerva and Nebula; is a pioneer of aerial street performance and is a seasoned rigger.

Ivy Klassen-Glanzer Since joining the Civic Center Circus and the Gascoyne In May house troupe in 2011, Ivy has primarily focused on acrobalance and tumbling.  She has assisted in productions, worked as stage manager, front of house and keeps the morale up in the crew. Ivy also loves juggling clubs as well as numbers!  She has a unique approach with people and a girl you want by your side when the pressure is on. 

Chelsea Renton is a long time resident of Carnarvon and teacher at East Carnarvon Primary School.  Her artistic background includes teaching and performing belly dancing, and training and performing in ballroom and latin dance.    

She joined the Civic Center Circus in 2009 initially as a teacher and subsequently as a performer and teacher.  She is primarily an aerialist focusing on static trapeze, but also performs aerial and fire shows with the GIM house troupe.  

Janine Oxenham Janine has studied dance at both the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association’s dance college in New South Wales and at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. She facilitates an adult and a youth contemporary Aboriginal and Hip hop styled dance group that performs alongside the Civic Centre Circus to weave story and contemporary Aboriginal themes through the shows.

Janine is also a capable poi spinner and performs fire poi routines as part of Civic Centre Circus. She exhibits fast fluid and creative interchanges between each of her tricks.

Sebastian Lourenco graduated from Carnarvon Senior High School in 2012.  He has been involved with the Civic Center Circus since 2008.  He works as a stage manager and production crew with the Gascoyne In May house troupe.  He trained with Alan Surgener to learn to be a lighting technician and is keen to specialize in lighting.  He is also an accomplished diablo performer, juggler and magician.

Raymond Edney is a local Carnarvon singer songwriter who is a regular on the music scene at Gascoyne in May festivals.