Lachlan Hawkins is an accomplished drummer, handpan artist and educator with a diverse performance career to date across the areas of jazz and improvised music, musical theatre, corporate entertainment and contemporary music. In 2014, Lachlan was selected as one of six national finalists in the James Morrison Scholarship, and since then has been fortunate to work with musicians and ensembles including James Morrison, Elly Hoyt, Fem Belling, The View from Madeleine’s Couch, Monique Clare, Sophie Min, the QLD Pops Orchestra as well as regular performances nationally with his high-impact corporate drumming group “SoundStruck”. As a solo handpan artist, Lachlan’s melodic rhythms soothe soul as his lyrics press deeper into themes of belonging, self-acceptance, perseverance and loss. Lachlan has shared his award-winning handpan music project “No Enemy Within” with audiences around Australia including performances at the Brisbane City Hall, Palm Creek Folk Festival and the Majors Creek Folk Festival. Lachlan was awarded the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts Award in 2018, and celebrated his debut album release “No Enemy Within” with two Highly Commended Awards at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards.
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Sharon gives a talk titled “The Meaning of Your Life Will Never Be Convenient.”