Bundanon

Diana Simmonds

Diana Simmonds

Art Forms: Non-fiction, Writing

Residency Year: 2019

Lives / Works: Sydney, Australia

Diana Simmonds is a writer and teacher, and currently owner/writer at stagenoise.com, a theatre arts website.

Simmonds used her residency to work on a theatrical adaptation of Tom Gilling’s novel ‘The Sooterkin’, a visceral work set in Van Dieman’s Land in the early 1800s. The characters, including a changeling child, are both realistic and fantastical.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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