WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
We believe that great writing begins with a great imagination and create our courses accordingly. Our processes focus on developing your core capacity as a writer. We develop this capacity by taking you on writing adventures – profound journeys from which you return changed.
If you want to tap your potential consider joining the community of like-minded writers that our courses and projects attract.
WHO ARE WE?
Horst and Jennifer Kornberger – poets, writers and interdisciplinary artists. We combine a passion to create with a passion to educate through artistic processes. For more than two decades we have provided innovative programmes that train the imagination. Check the testimonials our students have written.
HORST KORNBERGER Horst Kornberger is an interdisciplinary artist, director, author and poet-philosopher. He is an innovative thinker who has directed groups and communities in the development and use of aesthetic imagination and documented his research in five books. A graduate of the London School of Speech and Drama, Horst has maintained an arts practice fusing visual, conceptual, environmental and performative elements in artworks such as Kompost - the heap between ecology and art (1999), The Honeyclock, (2000), Buddha in Honey (2005), Dark Light with Tom Mueller (Zweitgeist) (2014), The Delphi Project (2016), Silent Speaks - Roe 8 protest design with Jennifer Kornberger (2017) and Seaborne – a contemporary performance/ritual with artist Tom Muller (Zweitgeist) for the 2017 Fremantle Biennale and Somnus with Jennifer Kornberger for the 2019 Fremantle Biennale and The Rehearsal 2021,a social sculpture Project. More about Horst at www.horstkornberger.com
JENNIFER KORNBERGER is an artist, writer, director, and creator of performance events. Her award-winning poetry is published in national journals including the Newcastle Poetry Prize. She has written two collections of poetry; I could be rain (Sunline Press 2007) and The twilight observatory, with the support of the Australia Council and the WA Department of Culture and the Arts. Site-specific performance works include The Beemaster (2008), Scenes from an unseen world (2014), Oraculum – a ritual to renew time (2015), Forest of Poets (2016), Silence Speaks – a creative dissent project (2017), 22 Pillars (2017), a collaborative installation involving twenty-two poets in a re-imagination of place, the Australian/Slovenian co-production Somnus (2019) an immersive work commissioned by the Fremantle Biennale, and the social sculpture based artwork The Rehearsal (2021). She is currently co-director of The Writing Connection and Theatre of the Sea. More about Jennifer's work at www.jenniferkornberger.com
The beehive The bees draft nectar zones on a map as thin as the tissue of the sun. They gust out of the hive, coil up into the solitary drone of their flight paths and disappear into furrows of sky. I get close enough to the hive to see the blood red pollen sacs on the thighs of a bee, the striped purpose, the stumbling crawl after they land, as if weighed by the simple grief of clover. In the late afternoon the garden is on heat with a deep liqueur fume, bees make a reckless toss from...Go to link
Scene from the Bee Master, written by Jennifer Kornberger in collaboration with West Australian composer Paul Lawrence and directed by Horst Kornberger
The Calling - a course for men - within the masculine destiny there are challenges and resolutions common to all men. In this course we use simple writing techniques to access the directive powers within these experiences. This course is for men who want to hear their calling and find ways with which to clarify their life journey.
The Bardo of the West is a first attempt toward the creation of a total biography by means of creative writing, a journey that leads from memory to imagination: participants recall their past and imagine their future including the journey of the soul after death. The aim was to create a contemporary, western Bardo through active imagination.
Buddha in Honey is part of the Icons of the Environmental Age project by Horst Kornberger
The Beemaster was a contemporary mystery drama/event conceived and written by Jennifer Kornberger and performed by students of the Integral Studies Course 2008. I directed the play and worked on a new approach to acting that enhanced the connectivity of the cast.