Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Chloe Padmore

Chloe is a genderqueer artist that moved to Naarm (Melbourne) to explore their abilities and opportunities. They are a published writer, writing for Spirited Devonport and BluSkye Marketing. They are also an award-winning photographer, with both their painting and photography showcased in multiple art exhibitions. Chloe has a passion for performing, having some experience with stage shows as well.