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Meet the First Nations Curators

First Nations Curators, renowned writers Jazz Money and Chelsea Watego, enliven the Festival with events that speak to the complexities, joys and challenges of being a First Nations creative in so-called Australia.

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Chelsea Watego

Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman Chelsea Watego (Another Day in the Colony) considers the costs of criticising the colony, recognises those who have taken a stand against racism in this country, and gathers award-winning, acclaimed writers
and thinkers to ask: what makes this one life worth living?

Discover Chelsea Watego’s events:

The MWF Big Debate: Nihilism Makes Life Worth Living

Ambitiously Un-Australian

Jazz Money

Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money (how to make a basket) examines the responsibilities of remembering and pleasures of creating, and celebrates the creative ambitions of emerging First Nations storytellers.

Discover Jazz Money’s events:

Memory Work

This Song We Sing: New Voices in First Nations Poetry