Contemporary Bundjalung stories on stage Bundjalung Nghari - Indigenise 2023
After sold out sessions in 2022, NORPA will once again bring Bundjalung stories to the fore at Byron Writers Festival with Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise, a special evening of theatrical readings of stories, poems and essays penned by Bundjalung writers. Prominent Bundjalung director and curator, Rhoda Roberts AO has commissioned four Bundjalung writers, Grace Lucas-Pennington, Naomi Moran, Mark Olive and Kirk Page to reflect on their experience of living with occupation.
“Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise is an opportunity to hear a diverse range of stories across the territories of the Bundjalung Nation. Our four writers bring a little of the unexpected in their written pieces as we uncover hidden secrets, home truths, self identity and even reveal some absurdities. Then there is the story of a flood that destroys and exposes more than the place you call home. We hope you can join us on Arakwal lands at the Brunswick Picture House for the second year of Bundjalung Nghari- Indigenise,” says Rhoda Roberts, Creative Director First Nations at NORPA.
Don’t miss this powerful celebration of Bundjalung stories presented by NORPA in association with Byron Writers Festival on Fri 11, Sat 12 and Sun 13 August at Brunswick Picture House.
About the writers:
Grace Lucas-Pennington is a Bundjalung editor and poet living on Yuggera/Turrbal country.
Naomi Moran is a Dunghutti and Nyangbal/Arakwal woman of the Bundjalung nation. She is CEO of Koori Mail and Co-Chair of First Nations Media Australia.
Mark Olive – Indigenous chef Mark Olive (aka ‘The Black Olive’) has hosted popular TV shows The Outback Cafe, The Chefs’ Line and On Country Kitchen.
Kirk Page is a proud Munanjali man with ancestral lineage connected to Badu Island/Zenadth Kes, Poland and Germany. He has brought many stories to the stage and screen during his 29 year career.
Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise
Presented by NORPA in association with Byron Writers Festival
Fri 11 Aug 7pm
Sat 12 Aug 3pm & 7pm
Sun 13 Aug 3pm
Brunswick Picture House
$20 – $45
Tickets at www.norpa.org.au