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Moogahlin Performing Arts

Moogahlin Performing Arts

Art Forms: Performance, Theatre

Residency Years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Lives / Works: Sydney, Australia

Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated is New South Wales’ leading First Peoples performing arts company. We develop, produce, and present new work, are strongly connected to community, and are committed to nurturing a new generation of First Peoples theatre practitioners locally, regionally, and nationally by building platforms for emerging and established theatre makers. Moogahlin was formed in Redfern N.S.W. in November 2007, in honour of the late Kevin Smith’s request, and in memory of the founding members of the Black Theatre.

Project team: Lily Shearer (Murrawarri Republic and Ngemba Nation), Dr Liza-Mare Syron (Biripi), Akala Newman (Wiradjuri/Gadigal), Brenda Gifford (Yuin), Penny Couchie (Nipissing First Nation, Ontario) and Megan Lozicki Paulin (Mi’kmaq and Polish).

This multi-disciplined group of artists spent 10 days in creative development bringing together their skills in dance, composition, writing, performance and dramaturgy on Yuin Country.

Project team: Wes Marne (Elder and Storyteller), Neil Simpson (Production Manager) and Jamie James

In 2018 Moogahlin’s project team were in residence to work on NgAI-Lo-Wah Murrytula (Together We Share and Enjoy), a long-term cultural project centring around the leadership and knowledge of Elders, a team of longtime artistic collaborators and the cultural development of Western Sydney First Peoples young leaders.

Project Team: Uncle Wes Marne (Artist), Lily Shearer (Producer), Alicia Talbot (Producer), Maya Newell (Producer), Maya Newell (Film Director) and Michael Steel (Cinematographer & Sound).

Following the successful sold out Sydney Festival 2016 premier of Fire Bucket, Uncle Wes worked with a team of artists to further record and share his stories.


Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, 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.