14 Aug 2023
ArtsHub speaks with Yirramboi Festival and new First Nations theatre company A Daylight Connection, about bold and experimental First Nations storytelling.
Festivals such as Yirramboi are paramount to ensure that First Nations voices are cultivated and supported with care and freedom of expression through Indigenous value systems. There is hope that the tide is turning and that the sector is coming on board to adapt its models to accommodate sovereign First Nations art-making.
Bell-Wykes says: ‘We’re at a glass ceiling at the moment and we’re kind of breaking through it – it feels like arms and legs and heads are starting to come through… [First Nations] art is the last colonial frontier. We have to be really vigilant to protect that.’
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