The Creative Team

The creative team developing the Heart of Australia (26 October) initiative includes
Anatole Kononewsky, Glen Barry, Maggie Hamilton and Chris Frost.
With special thanks to Tiriki Onus as an advisor.

Anatole Kononewsky

Anatole is an inventor, composer, filmmaker, author & entrepreneur with experience of successfully implementing major technology & creative projects. He is currently involved with the investigation of an overlooked scientific principle in nature with the potential for increasing the capacity for global power generation. He has been involved in humanitarian & environmental projects since the early 70’s, working with many world leaders. Anatole published “Soft Diamond Light, Only love matters”, a timeless artwork production with book & CD. Plus, over the last 40 years he has composed a body of musical and literary works that he is currently developing.

Maggie Hamilton

Maggie is a writer, social researcher and commentator, and storyteller, Maggie has a background in publishing and at the ABC. Her books have been published in over a dozen countries worldwide. Passionate about trends, and how we build on the past, Maggie’s meticulous, yet deeply human research helps point us towards a better tomorrow.

Glen Barry

Glen Barry is a world renowned Creative Director and Brand Designer, now also a venture partner, investor, mentor and advisor for Startups. Glen has a 25 year global career in helping brands from Startups to Global Cities to stand out in the world. Glen is the creator of over 250 Brand Identities from Melbourne to London to New York to Sydney. Branding Countries, Cities, Olympics, Olympians, High Profile Personal Branding, FMCG, Corporates, SME’s, Retailers, Associations, NPO’s, Technologies, VC’s, Entrepreneurs and high growth Start-ups and Scale-ups.

Chris Frost

Chris is the co-founder and Managing Director of Firefly, a digital design agency, specialising in strategy, brand and user experience. Before co-founding Firefly in 2003, Christopher ran his own consultancy providing digital design services to the Advertising industry; utilising his creative and artistic skills mentoring production teams and producing award winning artwork and animation for online and print projects. With a solid grounding in both technical and design projects, Chris’s role at Firefly has moved away from a ‘hands on’ design focus to mentoring, account management and Digital Strategy.


Tiriki Onus

Indigenous Arts & Culture

Senior Lecturer In Indigenous Arts And Culture Victorian College of the Arts. Tiriki Onus is a Yorta Yorta man and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, University of Melbourne. He is a successful visual artist, curator, performance artist and opera singer. He received the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust’s Harold Blair Opera Scholarship in 2012 and 2013. In 2015 he was the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His film, Ablaze premiered at the 2022 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Chris Hooper

Event Coordination

Her first events were in the Rock and Roll industry back in the late 1960’s. Since the early 1970’s, Chris has been producing and organising events and conferences in personal development, alternative health, quantum physics, ancient and indigenous wisdom, healing and spirituality. Chris is dedicated to the evolution of personal consciousness by continuing to offer the powerful wisdom from heartfelt presenters, designed to stimulate your mind and encourage you to continue your journey.