Music at Mt Egerton was a cultural development project informed by research and collaboration at and around the site of the former kaolin mine in Steetley Lane. The project involved children from the Mt Egerton Primary School and the Mt Egerton dance club, local artists and former employees of the clay mine, working with Aphids artists, including two young professional musicians undertaking mentorships with the company.


Soprano – Annabelle Brown
Percussionists – Eugene Ughetti & Matthias Schack-Arnott
Maggie Malone performed by – Carolyn Connors
With the participation of the Mt Egerton Primary School & Mt Egerton Dance Club
Host & site owner – Michael Hutchison
Composer – David Young
Researcher & writer – Cynthia Troup
Instrument artist – Rosemary Joy
Curved instrument construction – Adam Stewart
Lighting & production – Richard Vabre
Dramaturg – Margaret Cameron
Facilitator – Danielle von der Borch

With thanks also to
Potters Ben & Chris Creaney, former employees of the old kaolin mine and members of the Mt Egerton community

This project was supported by Arts Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council – its arts funding and advisory body. Music at Mt Egerton was a project developed by APHIDS as company in residence at Federation Square in 2007. The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

Former kaolin mine
Mt Egerton Victoria

Images by Yatzek

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.