NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).

What you’ll learn:

Work with this multi-award-winning singer/songwriter as she reveals the magic behind catchy hooks, harmonies and memorable lyrical journeys.  

Sue will work with you in a small group setting, focussing on:

– The basics of songwriting 

– How to co-write with others and how to navigate the whole experience

– Do It Yourself “Marketing tips”

– Do It Yourself “Networking Tips”

We’d also like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival tickets as a thank-you for attending the Artisan Camp 2019. Upon purchase, you will receive an email with instructions about how to receive your discount.

Sue Ray is proud to announce that in the past month she was nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award AND has a nomination in the Queensland Music Awards for “Best Folk” song for her track “Junior Was His Name” and an honourable mention in the “Country” category for her track “Good Time Girl”.

You can see Sue performing her track “Junior Was His Name” live at BEMAC in 2017 by clicking the link below:

Sue Ray live – Junior Was His Name

To see other finalists in the Queensland Music Awards and to get tickets for the show please go to:
QMusic Awards 2018


Sue Ray has started her year with a bang, performing to packed tents through Woodford Folk Festival and delighting audiences at Tarnanthi Festival in Adelaide. The multi-award-winning singer/songwriter captivates audiences with her haunting, emotionally charged lyrics, considered compositions and smoky, molasses-rich voice.

She’s joined on stage at The Bearded Lady with her band and support act Nathan May from South Australia.

Nathan May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin clans who hail from nations around Australia. On the cusp of releasing new music, this talented artist brings a breathy fresh voice to an array of narratives around heartbreak, journeying and experiences that belie his youth.

Come and enjoy an evening where you will journey across lands, hearts and your ears will be rejoicing!

Doors at 7pm
Nathan May – 7.45pm – 8.45pm
Sue Ray – 9.00pm – 10pm.

Much like the Kaurna word, the TARNANTHI Sunday Sessions will celebrate new beginnings, showcasing new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and luminaries from Adelaide and across Australia. Sit back and soak in the afternoon light. 

Experience the sultry vocals of award winning singer songwriter Sue Ray and be introduced to new talent Nathan May. 

Mentored by Troy Casser-Daley and Col Hardy, May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin language groups and has been performing modern folk in and around Adelaide for almost five years.

Ray has three critically acclaimed albums under her belt and comes to Adelaide shortlisted as one of Australia’s most exciting Indigenous acts. 

Dates: SUN 14 JAN 2018


After a few years on the road, Sue Ray had the opportunity to record a live album with one of her all time favourite producers, Jamie Trevaskis, at his beautiful venue The Junk Bar in Ashgrove Brisbane.

Renowned for his ability to truly capture the vibe and essence of a performers music, the album is an intimate and touching ensemble of songs that truly show the diversity and range of Sue’s talent and abilities as a writer, guitar player, harmonica player and performer.

The stripped back versions of her songs are not only captivating, the intensity of the message of each song is so beautifully translated by Jamie’s ability to trap the mood of the moment into the recording. You will feel as if you were present in the room the night of the recording!

It is an eclectic collection of acoustic versions of songs off Sue’s previous albums Best Beware and Red Roses, combined with a few brand new never released tracks. Most tracks were written by Sue Ray, with exception to a couple she co-wrote with close friends and fellow songwriters Michael David Thomas and Lee Griffin.

The launch was held at The Junk Bar in January 2017!

You can download or purchase a copy at:

 You can also stream Sue Ray’s music on Spotify, Pandora and most other global streaming services.


Sue Ray is thrilled to be returning to the Junk Bar for the official
release of her latest album “Live At The Junk Bar”. After the success of
her studio album “Red Roses”, Sue wished to record a live album to pay
homage to her recent years spent living abroad performing and writing in
Nashville TN.

Choosing to record with respected and award winning producer,
and owner of The Junk Bar Jamie Trevaskis, they recorded an intimate
performance of Sue at the venue in 2015. Naturally Sue chose to return to
it’s place of conception to celebrate the album’s official release.

Album launch date: 6th January 2017, 7pm @ The Junk Bark, Ashgrove, Brisbane


On the night, Sue will be joined by the enigmatic and beautiful Australian
performer Beth Brown, who is also returning to Australia from Nashville TN
to release her debut EP “Dream Coat” produced by the highly celebrated U.S
producer Brad Jones. Brown joins a list of critically acclaimed Australian
artists including Missy Higgins and Butterly Boucher.
Opening the evening will be award winning U.S singer/songwriter Jilian
Linklater who is best known for recently winning the ASCAP writers series,
then later being selected to perform in their Best Of The Best showcase.
The night will be filled with intimate and moving performances from three
diverse and uniquely talented women.

This is an 18+ event.