The Yellamundie Festival at Carriageworks once again brings First Nations talent to the fore with performances, public readings, yarns and events.
Artistic Director Lily Shearer explained how the Yellamundie Festival came into being in 2010 at the National Indigenous Theatre Forum held in Cairns, when a National First People’s playwrights gathering was identified as the number one policy.
As a result, Moogahlin Performing Arts founding co-Artistic Directors, Dr Liza-Mare Syron and Lily Shearer put up their hands to produce the first Yellamundie Festival in 2013 at Carriageworks.
The Moogahlin Performing Arts has been a resident company at Carriageworks since 2014. Moogahlin Performing Arts isgrateful for this continued support from the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative NSW, Catalyst Program through the Ministry of the Arts, City of Sydney, Sydney Festival, Carriageworks, Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and other philanthropic organisations.
The Festival is a unique platform in the Australian performing arts landscape as it is the only First People’s national gathering of storytellers and creatives that is produced and presented by a first people’s company.
Shearer hopes the festival will enable audiences “to understand First People’s struggles of intergenerational trauma, grief and connections to land.”
Jan 22-24. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. $15+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyfestival.org.au