Yarning Country | Curated by Rachael Hocking

Yarning Country | Curated by Rachael Hocking

Join some of our most creative voices, brought together from across the country, as they share stories, memories and songs. Curated by Warlpiri woman Rachael Hocking; this is a night for dance and laughter, spirit and survival, community, creation and love. Welcome to country by Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor, music from DRMNGNOW, readings by poet Jeanine Leane and words from Uncle Vic Simms.

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Yarning Country | Curated by Rachael Hocking
  • Yarning Country | Full Presentation

    Watch a night of storytelling, dance and song on Gadigal land, featuring music from DRMNGNOW, readings by poet Jeanine Leane and words from Uncle Vic Simms. Curated by Warlpiri woman Rachael Hocking.

  • Welcome to Country by Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor | Yarning Country

    A Welcome to Country by Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor live at the Sydney Opera House for Yarning Country, a night of storytelling, dance and song on Gadigal land. Curated by Warlpiri woman Rachael Hocking.

  • Uncle Vic Simms | Yarning Country

    Uncle Vic Simms is a Bidjigal man and singer-songwriter from La Perouse, who did his first professional performance in 1957 at age 11. While incarcerated in Bathurst Gaol he learnt how to play guitar and started writing songs, recording and releasing an album called The Loner. It has been describ...

  • Jeanine Leane | Yarning Country

    Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from southwest New South Wales. Jeanine was the recipient of the University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize, and she has won the Oodgeroo Noonucal Prize for Poetry twice (2017 & 2019). Her second volume of poetr...

  • DRMNGNOW | Yarning Country

    DRMNGNOW is a proud Yorta Yorta artist unpacking decolonial content, exploring Indigenous rights and culture via the mediums of hip hop and experimental electronic elements. An electrifying artist with a grass roots ethic and big picture vision, that is driven by aspirations of First Nations libe...