Principal Family Therapist & Neurodiversity consultant, Justine Demaine is a qualified behavioural and family therapist who works creatively and therapeutically with families, teens and young people.

The Quirky Therapist’s vision is to assist young people and families to feel more connected to each other, their community and themselves. The Quirky Therapist explores new strategies, new perspectives, new dynamics and new communication patterns with clients and families.

TQT is inspired by the great Virginia Satir and Salvador Minuchin & uses several different therapies, including – Structural, Strategic, & Experiential Family therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT), Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Narrative therapy.

Justine is new to Hobart and brings 20 years’ experience working with families, teens and young people. Originally from Sydney Justine has worked and designed wellbeing programs in schools & communities. Community development has also been a strong interest for Justine – she has worked in Bangladesh, Vietnam and The United States – working with families, designing community programs and group work. 

Justine sees clients and families privately and those with NDIS plans. She offers appointments face to face and over telehealth. She also offers within the home, school or community and wilderness settings. Justine is a PEER’S provider and also runs social groups for autistic young people, teens and parents – these groups are fun, dynamic and informative. 

Justine works energetically and truthfully while honouring the belief that people are the experts of their own lives.

Australia’s premier festival celebrating the vocalist and the power of song

It started in 2004 in response to a brief of how to activate Hobart in the middle of winter. It was decided that it would be a good idea to light a bonfire in the middle of the city and have a sing along. The idea caught on, and today FoV attracts audiences of 30,000 people over a two-week period in July.

Festival of Voices is an inclusive event of learning, performing and celebrating that is unique in Australia.

Vocal tuition and training

“I predominantly teach contemporary and musical theatre singing and acting students who are wishing to take their performance out of the classroom and on to the stage or in to the recording studio. I work with a number of songwriters on songwriting craft, vocal performance and recording techniques, professional development and assistance in grant writing.

My studio is a hub for collaboration. I take a number of voice workshops for musical theatreand writing workshops for creatives throughout the year. The singers and actors I work with are, for the most part, already in productions or working on projects though I am always keen to work with people who are truly passionate about music or have an inkling that this might be a path for them to explore.” – Jude Elliot

The Largest Celebration of Wooden Boats and Maritime Culture
in the Southern Hemisphere

Recognised as the most significant event of its kind in Australia, the Festival not only attracts visitors from all over the world, but boats from far and wide are on display on the water and on the docks.

Celebrating our nation’s rich maritime culture and heritage, the Australian Wooden Boat Festival has established a reputation as one of the world’s best maritime events. Held on Hobart’s vibrant waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the biggest collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere.

Creating content for interactive digital media, film and television

Combining narrative skills with a wide range of digital media. Roar Film content engages and communicates right across the entertainment, education and corporate sectors.

The Village. Documentary
Wreck Seeker. Education, Online
Pandemonium. Cinema, Interpretation

Established for over 35 years, Terrapin Puppet Theatre is the centre of excellence for contemporary puppetry in Australia, creating puppetry-based performances for all ages.

Terrapin Puppet Theatre makes contemporary puppetry for young audiences, touring nationally and internationally.  It creates work for theatres and interactive installations for public spaces, telling sophisticated stories of humour and pathos and embracing new technologies inspired by the age-old craft of puppetry.

Terrapin designs its productions to tour and presents to diverse audiences locally and globally. Many of its works are designed so they can be presented in languages other than English through the engagement of local artists wherever the work is presented.

The company’s work has been presented by the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Art Space For Kids (Shanghai), The Walton Arts Centre, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Taipei Children’s Art Festival, Festival De Betovering (The Netherlands), Belfast International Children’s Festival, Lincoln Center (New York), Sydney Opera House, Melbourne International Arts Festival and Dark Mofo amongst many others. In 2017, the company presented a bespoke version of its interactive installation I Think I Can at the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon.

In 2018 Terrapin will perform to over 19,000 Tasmanian school students, touring their premiere production of A Not So Traditional Story by Palawa writer Nathan Maynard around the state. You and Me and The Space Between tours China, presented by premier presenter Art Space for Kids, followed by a Japan tour presented as part of the Australian Government’s Australia Now program.

The Spider and The Fly premiered in June, in a work made especially for Tasmania’s Dark Mofo festival. Red Racing Hood hits the road in New South Wales and Victoria, followed by a tour to Hong Kong. In addition, Terrapin return to Amman, Jordan, for a co-production with The Haya Cultural Centre, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Council for Arab Australian Relations.