Bundanon

Mel Ree

Mel Ree

Art Forms: Poetry, Writing

Residency Year: 2020

Lives / Works: Sydney, Australia

Mel Ree is a proud member of the Sydney poetry and performance art community featuring at all the major poetry events, Bankstown Poetry Slam, Enough Said poetry Slam, Slamboree, That Poetry thing, Sydney Writers Festival etc as well as hosting and producing Word In Hand, out of which her own performance art initiative ‘Royalle Renegade’ has been birthed. Ree performs her work at festivals, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe, Bondi Feast, Batch at Griffin theatre and others. She is an advocate for art as a healing method and continues to refine and combine other artistic interests, dance, drumming and acting. Ree is a performance coach for young performers, she is passionate about passing on all of her artistic skills to future generations.

During her 2020 Word Travels Residency, Ree worked on finishing a body of work that is a dedication to her family’s survival.

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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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