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Bundjalung Nghari

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel Browning and Melissa Lucashenko.

Theatre company NORPA will bring Bundjalung stories to the fore at Byron Writers Festival with Bundjalung Nghari (meaning story), a special evening of theatrical readings of stories, poems and essays penned by Bundjalung writers.

Leading Bundjalung director and curator, Rhoda Roberts AO has commissioned four Bundjalung writers to reflect on homelands, clan and kinship, and the legacy that lives on in the everyday. 

Award-winning Bundjalung writer Melissa Lucashenko has also contributed a piece to Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise. 

Musician Kauri Munro-Greentree will provide a live score.

Rhoda Roberts says these multi-disciplinary, creative thinkers and writers share thought-provoking stories, reflecting on the collisions and intersections of belonging in two worlds with opposed philosophies and perceptions of what land and ownership truly means. ‘We are still here, with the same voice and language of our ancestors. Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise enables a new amplification of the continued truth telling in the 21st century. 

‘The authorship and control of this project is Aboriginal led and will focus on Bundjalung artists and practitioners across all disciplines either living on and or off country.’

Don’t miss this powerful celebration of Bundjalung stories presented by NORPA in association with Byron Writers Festival.

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise, presented by NORPA in association with Byron Writers Festival.

Brunswick Picture House, Sat 27 August, 4pm & 7.30pm, Sun 28 August, 4pm. $20–$45. Tickets at www.norpa.org.au


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