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Women of Song
Musica Viva

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia Women of Song is an authentic show of conversations and songs, articulating First Nations cultural practice in the here and now, live on stage. 

Women of Song is an innovative new show, developed by the acclaimed Jessie Lloyd (of Mission Songs Project) including themes of intergenerational practices, singing on and from country, commitment to community, and preserving knowledge in song. It’s an intimate celebration of the ‘here and now’ of Indigenous culture, a rare mix of spontaneous conversation and songs, exploring the modern-day practice and living heart of the ‘world’s oldest living culture’. 

The audience listens in as three First Nations singers have a conversation. Someone’s story may remind someone else of a song, or a favourite popular song might start a discussion among them all. Each conversation and each performance will be unique, as the women explore live on stage how their songs preserve the social, cultural, or environmental shifts of a community, and deepen connections to country, genealogy, and custom. 



Jessie Lloyd (Creative Producer)

A composer, performer and creative entrepreneur, Jessie Lloyd is a songkeeper of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and is dedicated to the continuation of song traditions through the presentation of stories and songs. 

Dr Shellie Morris

Dr Shellie Morris is a singer-songwriter. Raised in Sydney by her adopted non-Indigenous family Ms Morris began singing at an early age performing in church choirs. In the 1990s, she moved to Darwin to find her Indigenous Yanyuwa, Gudanji, Marra and Garrwa families and Elders. 


Dyagula (which means ‘lyrebird’ in Wiradjuri) is a Wiradjuri Ngunawal Song Woman born in Yass, NSW, and an established multi-genre vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and vocal producer and vocal arranger. 



Tales of Land and Sea

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for current exhibition Tales of Land and Sea.

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, each project highlights age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging.

Discover more about the exhibition and upcoming events.

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General admission: $45
Members: $36
*Concession: $35
Tickets include Art Museum entry


Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo


*Please note Concession tickets include Seniors /Pensioners Card, Health Care Card, DVA Card, NAVA/ICOM card, Student Card, Youth 12-18, Carers/Companion Card Holder

Dates & Times
04/05/2024 - 04/05/2024 The Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon

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.

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